The Michigan FrontPage

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The Michigan FrontPage
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) Real Times Inc.
Publisher Hiram Jackson
Founded May 2000
Headquarters 479 Ledyard Street, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Circulation 9,838 weekly in 2011[1]

The Michigan FrontPage is a weekly newspaper based in Detroit, Michigan, serving the African-American community. It was founded in 2000 by a former publisher of the Michigan Chronicle and has been owned by the Chronicle '​s parent company, Real Times Inc., since 2003. Its headquarters are in the Real Times offices in Midtown Detroit.[2]

Chicago Defender and Michigan Chronicle owner John H. Sengstacke died in 1997. Amid the uncertainty over the Chronicle '​s future ownership, longtime publisher Sam Logan left the paper in 2000 and in May of that year formed a competing weekly, The Michigan FrontPage, which he envisioned as "a weekend read", published on Fridays.[3]

The Sengstacke papers were finally sold in 2003, to Real Times Inc., a group of African-American business leaders from Chicago and Detroit, including Logan. Logan returned as publisher of both the Chronicle and the FrontPage, which became part of the group.[4]

Logan died in late December 2011. Hiram Jackson, president of Real Times Inc., was appointed interim publisher in his place.[5]

Real Times Inc. describes the FrontPage as "a contemporary, magazine-style 'weekend' newspaper designed to cultivate and be the public face of a progressive urban image and lifestyle."[6]

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  1. ^ "Annual Audit Report, September 2011". Larkspur, Calif.: Verified Audit Circulation. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us." (Archive) Real Times Media. Retrieved on December 11, 2013. "Real Times Media 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201" and "FrontPage Detroit 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201"
  3. ^ Smith, Jennette (May 8, 2000). "Despite Risks, Publications Still Seek Comfortable Niche". Crain's Detroit Business (via HighBeam Research). Retrieved May 3, 2012.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Smith, Jennette (January 27, 2003). "Investors Buy Michigan Chronicle Parent Firm". Crain's Detroit Business (via HighBeam Research). Retrieved May 3, 2012.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ Shea, Bill (January 2, 2012). "Interim Publisher Expects Chronicle to Remain Strong". Crain's Detroit Business (via HighBeam Research). Retrieved May 3, 2012.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Newspapers". RealTimesMedia.com. Retrieved May 3, 2012.