Rumors are rampant at The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press of a change in the two papers' joint operating agreement -- or even one or both papers coming under new ownership.
The article goes on to say that
...two sources at the News (one highly placed) contend that one rumored scenario has Knight Ridder transferring the Free Press to Gannett Co. Inc., which owns the News. Gannett would turn over the News to MediaNews Group, the Denver-based chain that owns The Denver Post and Oakland Tribune.
It will be extremely interesting to see how this alters the editorial bent of the papers if this change takes place.