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Detroit Media Partnership, L.P. manages the business operations - including production, advertising and circulation - for the two leading Detroit newspapers: The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. Detroit Media Partnership also handles Detroit-area circulation for The New York Times, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, and Financial Times.

Detroit Media Partnership, L.P.
Limited Partnership
HeadquartersDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Key people
Timothy Gruber, President,CEO,
ProductsNewspapers, Websites
The Detroit News and Free Press Building

Its headquarters are in Downtown Detroit.[1]


Detroit Media Partnership is the result of a 100-year joint operating agreement between the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. In 1987, the newspapers entered into the agreement, combining business operations while maintaining separate editorial staffs.[2] The two papers also began to publish joint Saturday and Sunday editions, though the editorial content of each remained separate. At the time, the Detroit Free Press was the 10th highest circulation paper in the United States, and the combined Detroit News and Free Press was the country's fourth-largest Sunday paper.

Originally called the Detroit Newspaper Agency, the company was reorganized and renamed after Gannett sold The Detroit News to MediaNews Group, and purchased the Detroit Free Press from Knight Ridder. Each paper now publishes separate editions Monday through Saturday, with the Detroit Free Press publishing the Sunday newspaper.

In February 2014, the Partnership announced all three units would occupy six floors in both the old and new sections of former Detroit Branch Building of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The partnership anticipated completing the move before September and expected to place a sign on the exterior.[3][4]

In 2016 the company was rebranded as [5]


  1. ^ "Contact Us". Detroit Media Partnership. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-05-16. Mailing Address: Detroit Media Partnership; 615 W. Lafayette Blvd.; Detroit, MI 48226
  2. ^ Austin, Dan. "Detroit News Building". Historic Detroit. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  3. ^ Zaniewski, Ann; Gallagher, John (20 February 2014). "Free Press, News moving to new home in core of downtown Detroit". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  4. ^ Aguilar, Louis (23 April 2014). "Detroit News, Free Press, DMP will occupy 6 floors in old Federal Reserve building". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-16.
  5. ^ Christopher D Kirkpatrick, [ " Free Press Publisher Joyce Jenereaux announces retirement"], Detroit Free Press, 11:39 a.m. ET May 11, 2016

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