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Detroit Free Press also facing cutbacks

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Allan Foster
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Earlier this week, the Detroit News sent buyout offers to its entire editorial staff. Now it appears Detroit’s other major newspaper is following suit.

Like the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is trying to meet its budget for the coming year.

As Crain's Detroit Business reports, in order to do that the Free Press needs to cut 17 members of its editorial staff, including editors, reporters, photographers and digital staff members.

Staffers have 30 days to decide whether to take a buyout offer from the paper. If there aren't enough volunteers for the buyout, layoffs will follow.

The Detroit News sent out its buyout offer to its entire editorial staff, some 80 people. They were given a week to make their decision.

Rebecca Kruth is the host of Weekend Edition at Michigan Radio. She also co-hosts Michigan Radio’s weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.
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