Heritage Newspapers, part of the Journal Register Co., launched a new, weekly newspaper covering Ann Arbor July 9, 2009, called the Ann Arbor Journal. Michelle Rogers is the editor of this paper and also of seven other Heritage papers in Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

@a2journal: Ann Arbor Journal

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History

The Ann Arbor Journal was a newspaper published in Ann Arbor up until 1847; it was succeeded by the Washtenaw Whig. More details at the Library of Congress.

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I think it's a very exciting time for Heritage Newspapers. As newspapers are being shut down or scaling back publication schedules across the country –– including some in the Journal Register Co. chain, parent company of Heritage Newspapers –– we are launching one, and that's a testament to our belief in the viability of the Ann Arbor market. Like our sister publications at Heritage Newspapers, this new venture will be community-focused, which is what we do best. Many of our publications, including those covering Chelsea, Dexter, Saline, Milan and Manchester, have won state and national awards for news reporting, lifestyles writing, photography, newspaper design, column writing, commentary pages, enterprise stories, sports and general excellence.

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