While most coverage of the announcement of the plan to revamp the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News has focused on the newspapers' decision to drastically cut back on home delivery, there's been less attention paid to how the papers plan to replace their print editions.
We've seen "Web-first" lip service (and more) from newspapers before, but the Detroit papers have to be serious this time, if only because of the cutbacks on the print side. So far, they're saying all the right things about how they now want to expand online. "The bold changes include a focus on more robust and more engaging digital delivery methods," the papers' press release says. "We have to change the way we deliver that news, not just in subtle ways but in fundamental ways."