Story prompts conversation on coverage of Ypsilanti
A story published SaturdayÂ about the Midnight Madness event in Ann Arbor has led to a discussion about our coverage of Ypsilanti. We welcome that conversation, but are moving those comments here, since they aren't directly related to that particular event.
Here are comments that were posted in that conversation thread.
I feel transparent! Am I the Ghost of Christmas Ypsi? Transparent to all Ann Arbor.com writers? Now, once in a while the Corner Brewery (coincidently owned by Ann Arbor business folks) gets a nod which is great. But Downtown Ypsilanti DOES exist. Yes, Virginia there is a Downtown Ypsi. It exists in the heart of all who grew up in the Ypsi area and remember Kresges Dime Store (now J Neils) and Food and Drug Mart, now Pub 13, McLellans Dime Store, Nissly's Hat Shop, the Dixie Shop, the Bop Shop, Mellencamps.......and we support our downtown. It seems if Downtown Ypsi lives in our hearts, and we help support this site, seems like we'd get a nod. I do faithfully read the Ypsi Citizen (YpsiCiti.com) but I also look here for news of my area and PAY a subscription to the print edition as do my neighbors. So, yes Virginia, people in Ypsilanti DO have money and we DO help support this site. And we would like some positive vibes given to Ypsilanti by Ann Arbor.com. Remember Santa is going to be at J Neils at Michigan and Washington Downtown Ypsi today, and there will be some coal in the AnnArbor.com stocking if it isn't covered!
If the Ypsicitizen stories stream onto your site, then why aren't all the stories streaming..instead when you click on the link, it takes me directly to the Ypsilanti section where the first two/three articles are all crime. Can you suggest a place to continue this conversation please? Thanks. Freedom of Speech..hmmmmm.
annarbor.com is not "ypsilanti.com".....FYI.
Yeah, it's only ypsilanti.com when a crime needs to be reported..right? If I remember correctly when this entire blog/newspaper idea was to start, annarbor.com said they were going to make sure to continue reporting on communites outside of A2, as that was a big concern, as well as a good marketing tool. Maybe I'm mistaken then?
Iceman, no it isn't. However, it was marketed as a site and print edition that would include surrounding communities and it is marketed in the Ypsilanti area. I have no problem with going to and supporting the advertisers of Ypsiciti.com. I have no problem on Monday canceling my subscription to the print version of Ann Arbor.com. I had no idea that Ypsilanti was to be excluded and that sure isn't how the subscriptions were sold. The coverage was to be for all communities in Washtenaw County. Thanks Mr Dearing for being honest about the intent of this site and your print edition.
Although I hate to defend A2.com,but it should be noted that A2.com is a private bussiness and not connected with the government so there are no constitutional issues involved here,so they can post not post or delete whatever they see fit.How ever it still does'nt mean people can't complain
Since my post was deleted I'll ask again. Thanks for the link, but if you are streaming everything from the Ypsicitizen..why is it when I click on the link it only pops up crime for the first two articles? Oh and good for A2 for having a downtown event, must have been really nice..the pictures are great. (just so I'm commenting on the article above as was told to do or else take my conversation elsewhere.)
Just to clarify, the deleted comment hypsi is referring to is one of the comments moved here.
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