Thursday, May 7, 2009

Free Press Express job was wired

As the print edition of the Gannett paper here in Detroit dies a slow death, they've put efforts into the next logical direction for news organizations: television. If you care, you can search around and find that they are doing the morning news block on CBS's WWJ 62 in Detroit.

Before this started, they promoted it via Twitter. Some of the staffers talked about a job posting for the anchors. So I sent back a tweet asking where this posting was. One of them messaged back on April 1. I replied to her Free Press email address:

> elishaanderson@worldmikel please send me your email address and I'll get you the posting.

Thanks, Mike

I never got a response. Then I saw this post that was well-hidden at the Free Press site:

That was posted on April 24, 2009.

The guy who is the "anchor" of this broadcast, posted this on the Free Press Express page on Facebook on April 17th, a full week in advance of the job posting:

Free Press Express Getting ready to start our newscast with WWJ-TV on May 5 at 5 a.m. Check us out!

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