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Can The Free Press Survive The Mass Exodus Of Experience And Talent?

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FILE: DETROIT - AUGUST 3: Detroit Free Press staffers exit the building following a meeting where a change of ownership at the Free Press and Detroit News on August 3, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. Gannett bought the Detroit Free Press from Knight Ridder, and Media News Group bought the Detroit News from Gannett. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
FILE: DETROIT - AUGUST 3: Detroit Free Press staffers exit the building following a meeting where a change of ownership at the Free Press and Detroit News on August 3, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. Gannett bought the Detroit Free Press from Knight Ridder, and Media News Group bought the Detroit News from Gannett. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

The strange gurgling noise you hear on W. Lafayette Blvd is the sound of talent trickling down the drain.

Since last summer, the paper has lost 20 staffers, who quit for a variety of reasons, and it soon will lose 22 more reporters, editors and photographers, who have accepted a buyout offer from the Gannett Company, the Free Press’ Virginia-based owner.

Read the whole story at Deadline Detroit