Millennium City has two big daily newspapers: the Millennium City Free Press (the direct descendant of the Detroit Free Press) and the Millennium City News. The “Freep” was part of the Knight-Ridder family of papers before it was sold to Sherman Adair’s Adair Media Enterprises in 1995. Since Adair took over, the paper has a slicker and more professional feel but critics argue it lost a little bit of its soul. It now has fewer columnists and relies more on wire reports. The Free Press is seen as the more liberal of the two dailies.
Their main rival is the Millennium City News, which has about half the circulation. As the smaller and less-noticed paper, it’s more prone to attention-getting stunts and humorous headlines. Unlike the Free Press, the News has a full-time “Superhuman Affairs” column, written by Christine Hewitt, which is about half actual news and half unfounded gossip.
The city also has a hip local alternative paper called the Weekly. Its news is definitely from an extreme left viewpoint. It covers the art scene to a far greater depth than the daily papers. It is available for free in corners newsboxes as well as any Information Kiosk. The Weekly pays its bills from advertisements, especially some of the adult variety. There are also a number of smaller specialty papers including the Millennium City Jewish Times, MC Arab World, Legal Weekly, and the Tech Times.