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Posted on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 10:48 a.m.

Publisher announces formation of new MLive Media Group for Michigan

By Staff

Dan Gaydou, president of the newly formed MLive Media Group, announced the formation of the company this morning to employees of seven newspapers and

In his video address to employees, Gaydou said: "We are announcing today that we are launching a new company, the MLive Media Group, which will provide all content and sales operations for and all our local newspapers in Michigan. This new company will be driven by innovation and community engagement, and dedicated to providing high-quality content in whatever form may be desired - in print, online, or on tablets or mobile devices."

The move affects The Grand Rapids Press, Muskegon Chronicle, Jackson Citizen-Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Flint Journal, Saginaw News, Bay City Times and, based in Ann Arbor. also will be included in the new group. Its publication dates and its current operations will not change, and it will retain its current URL and web site.

Read the announcement.

Read the news story on MLive covering the announcement.

This post has been revised to correct an error.



Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 3:29 p.m.

Heh! It all makes sense now. I've been noticing that has been a mini-Mlive in tenor and comments for months now - no wonder this site never deletes comments from the most egregious right-wing trolls.

Tony Dearing

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 7:53 p.m.

For what it's worth, there haven't been any changes in our moderation policies recently, and we aren't planning any changes as a result of this. We do not moderate based on the political leanings of our commenters, conservative or liberal. Everyone has a right to his or her point of view, and strong opinion is welcome. All we ask is that commenters stay within our conversation guidelines.

Charlie Brown's Ghost

Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 5:56 p.m.

Yeah, let's have only the moonbats' drivel. That will be great.


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 3:28 p.m.

Well there goes more jobs................


Wed, Nov 2, 2011 : 9:23 p.m.

Seriously: it's amazing how different the individual viewpoints are on topics like this. I switched away from MLive to because MLive forum moderation was a mess. I still haven't seen much improvement @ Mlive so I have mixed feelings about their expansion (and's inclusion). Supposedly, there's an upside - maybe will become less of a "podcast from someone's living room" than it is now. LOL!