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Former NY Times Bureau Chief on Changes at Birmingham News

90.3 WBHM There are still a lot of questions about how the reorganization of the Birmingham News and its digital partner al.com will play out. We know that come fall the print paper will only be published on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We don’t know how many staffers will lose their jobs and how that will effect what we read in the paper and online. But Micheline Maynard may have crystal ball. She’s a contributor to Forbes magazine and the former New York Times Detroit Bureau Chief. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where, three years ago, Advance Publications (the same company that owns the Birmingham News) scaled back the daily print newspaper in favor of digital.

Michelene Maynard has been covering the cutbacks at the New Orleans Times-Picayune for Forbes.com. You can read her coverage here.

More | Interview with Cindy Martin, President and CEO of al.com and new head of the Alabama Media Group.

More | Interview with Carl Carter, former Birmingham News reporter who blogs at communications.

~ Tanya Ott June 6, 2012