The New York Times corrected a recent story that said The Michigan Daily was the sole news source in Ann Arbor. The article features student publications that have "stepped in to fill the void" after more than 2,000 newspapers accross the country have closed or merged. But its initial description of the Daily failed to mention a few key details, namely that the Ann Arbor News prints twice a week and features daily coverage of Ann Arbor happenings on MLive.com.
The story has garnered criticism from some local journalists, including Crain's senior editor Chad Livengood.
First of all, I consider @AnnArborNews / @MLive’s @ryanjstanton one of the best community journalists in the state. He covers #AnnArbor city government inside and out. This article pretends like he doesn’t exist.— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) October 19, 2019
Pro reporters like Ryan can’t possibly cover every gov’t meeting.
Livengood shouted out the reporting by MLive staff, which scarcely made the cut in the Times feature.
So The Daily staffs more local gov’t meetings with a half-dozen student reporters...local pro reporters like @ryanjstanton can’t be everywhere. But Ryan has institutional knowledge that The Daily could never possibly ever maintain w/ the turnover of students getting paid peanuts.— Chad Livengood (@ChadLivengood) October 19, 2019