Spolar may say a printing contract is not in place, but I'm told by one of its veteran employees that the Blade will be printed in Ann Arbor. With drive time accounted for, subscribers can expect to get their paper at least one hour later, possibly delivered after they've left for work. Either that, or deadlines for reporters will be moved up, resulting in an absence of news that otherwise would be there for readers. The Blade is making the hard-copy version of itself irrelevant. And then there's the matter of throwing 131 family breadwinners into the street. Looks like the Joint Council went down with a whimper while the brothers and sisters at the Newspaper Guild issued a collective yawn.
Blade press operations
By donwert - Posted on August 2nd, 2014