AnnArbor.com is a newspaper that covers local news of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Washtenaw County, Michigan.
AnnArbor.com reports news both online and in print. The print version is also known as AnnArbor.com and is published on Thursdays and Sundays. It has a full-time staff of 60, 35 of which are reporters; 80 more are bloggers. The website has online ads known as "deals," on which users can vote to include on the Sunday print edition.
As a website, AnnArbor.com is not only a news source but also a place for social interaction, presenting information in a chronological blog-style format. Users can register to start "conversations" and upload photos and videos.
AnnArbor.com was launched on July 24, 2009, to replace The Ann Arbor News, when Advance Publications, the parent company of the News as well as more than 20 other daily newspapers, attempted to produce a greater profit from the newspaper. By downsizing the print edition from seven days a week to two, the newspaper could reduce costs, becoming more sustainable in the long run. The website is part of Advance's experiment to convert its paper publications to online versions; Ann Arbor was chosen because a study found that 92% of its population was able to access online news. In response to the change, one local lamented, "The [175-year-old] News was like an old friend." A TIME article has compared the News to similar defunct newspapers like the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Rocky Mountain News.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Luscombe 50.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Langeveld, Martin (July 24, 2009). "AnnArbor.com: A new look for local news", Nieman Journalism Lab (Cambridge), Harvard University. Retrieved on August 9, 2009.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Reed, Tina (March 23, 2009). "AnnArbor.com will offer more than local news to an Internet savvy community", MLive (Grand Rapids), Booth Newspapers. Retrieved on August 9, 2009.
- Luscombe, Belinda (August 17, 2009). "Killing the News to Save It", TIME (New York), pp. 49–51. Retrieved on August 9, 2009.