Detroit Free Press moves into Gannett’s U.S. Community Publishing unit

Gannett execs were in Detroit last week to work out the operational details of the Free Press moving into the chain’s U.S. Community Publishing division, reports Bill Shea.

This is important. Here’s why: The community publishing division (known for many years as the community newspaper division) is the daily print newspaper arm of Gannett, home to more than 80 nameplates.

Previously, the Freep was in a separate division along with USA Today.

When cost-cutting directives came down from corporate to trim staff and expenses within the community newspaper division, the Freep and USAT were exempt.

* Detroit Free Press isn’t closing, but a major change is afoot (Crain’s Detroit Business)

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