Press: Bitter Showdown in Motown

Detroit's two dailies are locked in a struggle for survival

At the counter of the Anchor Bar, a shadowy grease pit midway between the offices of the Detroit News and the rival Free Press, where journalists mingle in the legendary camaraderie of the trade, a Free Press employee looks up at rows of photographs of Motor City reporters, lawmen and politicians and says, "I think you have to be dead to be up there." That is certainly true of one picture; it shows a building that once housed the Detroit Times, a Hearst daily that...

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