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Encyclopedia > Detroit News

Along with The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News (owned by Gannett) is one of the two major Metro Detroit newspapers. It is considered editorially to be the more conservative of the two. The paper began in 1873 when it rented space in the rival Free Press's building. It claims to have been the first newspaper in the world to operate a radio station which it began in the 1920s. In 1919 it bought out the Detroit Tribune, in 1922, the Detroit Journal and in 1960, it bought out and closed the Detroit Times. In 1989, the paper entered into a 100-year joint operating agreement with its rival, the Detroit Free Press combining business operations while keeping separate editoral staffs. The Free Press moved into the News building in 1998 and the two publish a single joint weekend edition.

The Detroit News building was built in 1917 by architect Albert Kahn who designed a faux-stone concrete building with large street level arches to admit light. These arches were bricked in for protection after the 12th Street Riot in 1967. They were only reopened during renovations required when the Free Press moved in 20 years later.

External links

  • The Detroit News Official Website (http://www.detnews.com/)
  • Some history of the paper (http://www.freep.com/jobspage/club/600.htm)

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Boumelhem was convicted Sept. 10 in U.S. District Court in Detroit of conspiring to aid Hezbollah.
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