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AnnArbor.com is a local news website covering Ann Arbor, Mich., the operation of the former Ann Arbor News.
The News, a daily newspaper, was closed by the Newhouse family’s Advance Publications newspaper chain in July 2009. It was reborn the next day as AnnArbor.com with a staff of 35 journalists. The company also issues a print edition twice a week.
In March 2011, a round of layoffs affected at least 12 employees, including at least six of its editorial staff and the site’s lead blogger.
At its launch, the site was noted for its design, which was a strictly reverse-chronological list of articles. The design was criticized for burying breaking news, and a “Top Stories” layer has since been added. The site also includes work from about 70 unpaid community bloggers.
Current is a youth-oriented cable television network and website co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore. The network airs original news and entertainment programming with a heavy emphasis on viewer participation, including Vanguard, a documentary series produced by young journalists. It was described as “MTV without the music” at its launch in August 2005. Current’s…