Detroit Sunday Journal

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The Detroit Sunday Journal was a weekly tabloid newspaper published from November 19, 1995, through November 21, 1999, in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States by striking workers from The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press. It was staunchly pro-union, and focused on labor issues as well as local news. It was one of the longest-running "temporary" newspapers ever.

There were calls for it to become a daily paper in the Detroit area, given its left-leaning tendencies and pro-union focus. The calls went unheeded, however, and it closed down as the Detroit Newspaper Strike was called off by the six unions participating in it.

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  • Mark Fitzgerald, "Voice for Strikers," Editor & Publisher, vol. 129, no. 11 (March 16, 1996), pg. 14.
  • Steve Franklin, "Detroit's New Newspaper," Columbia Journalism Review, vol. 34, no. 5 (Jan.-Feb. 1996), pg. 17.
  • Paul Gargaro, "Sunday Journal Eyes Fewer Copies to Cut Costs," Crain's Detroit Business, vol. 13, no. 10 (March 10, 1997), pg. 30.
  • Cynthia Hanson and Abraham McLaughlin, "The Detroit Sunday Journal, Produced by Striking Workers," Christian Science Monitor, vol. 87, no. 249 (Nov. 20, 1995), pg. 2.
  • Cynthia Hanson and Abraham McLaughlin, "Media Heroes Sung," Editor & Publisher, vol. 130, no. 46 (Nov. 15, 1997), pg. 3.
  • Steve Raphael, "Journal Working to Publish No More," Crain's Detroit Business, vol. 12, no. 5 (Jan. 29, 1996), pg. 3.
  • Steve Raphael, "Strikers Starting Tabloid," Crain's Detroit Business, vol. 11, no. 46 (Nov. 13, 1995), pg. 1.
  • Chris Rhomberg, The Broken Table: The Detroit Newspaper Strike and the State of American Labor. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2012.
  • James L. Tyson, "Paper-and-Ink Insurgency Hits Detroit," Christian Science Monitor, vol. 88, no. 33 (Jan. 12, 1996), pg. 1.

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