The Macomb Daily is a daily newspaper with its headquarters in Clinton Township, Macomb County, Michigan in Metro Detroit. It is the only daily newspaper serving Macomb County, making the county the largest in Michigan in terms of population with only one daily newspaper. It is owned by the Journal Register Company.
The Macomb Daily is co-owned with the Oakland Press and the (Royal Oak) Daily Tribune, both in Oakland County, and the (Southgate) News-Herald. As a result of their co-ownership, staff writers from those newspapers often appear in The Macomb Daily, and staff writers of the Daily appear in those same newspapers in return. The two Macomb Daily staff writers who appear most often in the other Journal Register newspapers in the Detroit area are Chuck Pleiness and Fred Costello, the Journal Register group's Detroit Red Wings beat writers. The writers from the other Detroit area Journal Register newspapers who appear frequently in The Macomb Daily are Oakland Press staff writers Gary Graff (who covers pop music), Jim Hawkins (Detroit Tigers), Paula Pasche (Detroit Lions), and Dave Pemberton (Detroit Pistons and Michigan State Spartans) and the News-Herald's Matthew Mowery (Michigan Wolverines).
The Macomb Daily was formed by the merger of The Mt. Clemens Monitor Leader, The South Macomb News and The Tri City Progress in 1964. Panax Newspapers owned the newly merged paper until owner John McGoff got into legal problems accepting money from the South African government. The Macomb Daily was part of Global Communication and later SEM Newspapers in the late 1970s and 1980s. The Macomb Daily operated Monday thru Saturday and grew rapidly from 38,000 to 56,000 newspapers daily. This rapid expansion forced the owners to build a new printing plant in Clinton Township on 15 Mile and Garfield at 35110 Garfield Road, which has since expanded and is still printing many of the chain newspapers, along with some commercial printing. The Macomb Daily was one of the first daily newspapers to automate its circulation onto computers. The paper has a large fleet of 20 delivery vans that date back to 1977, with the Ford Macomb Daily Blue with White strips. In 1982 The Macomb Daily decided to make The Community News its TMC edition in the south end and The Advisor in the northern end of the county.
The Macomb Daily leased a new editorial and business operation center at 100 Macomb Daily Lane on the shores of the Clinton River in Mt.Clemens, just outside the downtown core of Mt. Clemens in 1994. In 2015 the paper moved to 19176 Hall Rd. in Clinton Township. The Macomb Daily is known for a conservative editorial viewpoint. It expanded to publishing 7 days a week around the late 1990s.
In popular culture
The Macomb Daily is the newspaper which appears at the end of the current policy trailer for MJR Theaters, a regional movie theater chain.