In effort to save jobs, Detroit Free Press editor Bhatia steps down

The Detroit Free Press top editor Peter Bhatia will step down from his post on Jan. 18. He’s leaving in hopes that the newspaper’s owner, Gannett, will use financial savings from his departure to reduce the number of layoffs at the Free Press that are set to occur this month. Bhatia is also a regional […]

Muñoz joins Detroit Free Press as staff photographer

  David Rodriguez Muñoz has joined the Detroit Free Press as a staff photographer. Recently, Muñoz was a staff photojournalist at The Salinas Californian, Gannett | USA Today Network. Previously, Muñoz was a contributing photographer at the Santa Cruz Sentinel and at the Monterey County Weekly, where he also interned. Muñoz was part of the […]

Detroit Free Press names Delgado executive editor

The Detroit Free Press has promoted Anjanette Delgado to executive editor, overseeing digital operations, breaking and trending news, sports, photography, video, data and entertainment reporting. Recently, Delgado served as senior news director for digital. Before that, she worked for 22-plus years at Gannett | USA Today Network. There, she held various roles, including managing editor, […]

Detroit Free Press promotes Hill to executive editor

The Detroit Free Press has also tapped veteran Free Press journalist James G. Hill as executive editor. Hill has been with the paper for 22 years. Hill has held various roles, including City Hall reporter, assistant metro editor, associate metro editor, deputy metro editor, and recently, senior news director. He has also served as deputy […]

Schaefer named executive editor at Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press has promoted Jim Schaefer to executive editor. Recently, he was senior news director for autos, business and education. Before that, he has worked as an investigations editor and investigative reporter. He has previously worked at the Free Press from 1998 to 1995 as a copy editor and staff writer. He also […]

Nichols appointed editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat

Nicole Avery Nichols , editor at the Detroit Free Press , who has led the pandemic coverage and other important work,  has been named editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, the nationwide journalism nonprofit dedicated to telling the story of American education. Her last working day at the newspaper is Feb. 5. Nichols joined the Detroit Free Press in 2000 […]