Detroit papers to stop joint weekend editions

Here’s news of a couple of shake up items coming from Detroit. The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News will stop publishing a joint weekend edition. Additionally the News will be offering volunary buyouts for 20 of its employees. The News employs Henry Payne and Larry Wright as editorial cartoonist.

Both papers will publish separate Saturday editions starting May 6, according to stories in Tuesday’s editions of each paper. The Free Press will be the only Detroit paper publishing Sundays. The papers have published joint editions on Saturdays and Sundays since 1989.