Detroit community newspaper survives after facing long odds

The Birmingham Eccentric was saved from the chopping block by a group of dedicated readers and supporters.

“This stuff just never happens,” says Matt Friedman, co-owner of the PR
firm Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications in Farmington Hills.
“That a few key people would galvanize a grass-roots effort that got a
second chance from a corporate giant is pretty remarkable. All
conventional wisdom would say no way.”