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War reporting in the time of the Islamic State

Correspondent James Foley’s execution by the Islamic State forces sober reflection on the perils of front-line coverage.... Read more»

Photos: The lens of Will Seberger

A selection of photographs by Tucson journalist Will Seberger, who died Sunday night. Seberger’s photos could capture a moment of quiet contemplation amid the chaos of a rodeo, and even find a fleeting dynamic angle as yet another politician stepped up to yet another lectern.... Read more»1

Tucson journalist Will Seberger dead at 33

One of Tucson’s finest journalists, photographer Will Seberger, died unexpectedly Sunday night. Seberger, 33, was a freelancer who worked for, among others, the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Mother Jones, the Center for Investigative Reporting, El Universal, ZUMA PRESS, Arizona Public Media and TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»1

Obama: 'World is appalled by the brutal murder' of James Foley

Speaking of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, kidnapped two years ago in Syria, President Obama said Wednesday said that “ISIL has no place in the 21st century.” “People like this ultimately fail. They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley.”... Read more»

Foley beheading video followed prior threat

The extremist Islamic State claimed to have executed journalist James Foley, missing since November 2012 when he was kidnapped while reporting in Syria. Video of Foley purporting to show his beheading was uploaded to YouTube and later removed. “He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people,” his family said.... Read more»

From the editor

Calling candidate commentaries: Pols' op-eds wanted

Local political candidates are welcome to submit guest opinion pieces for publication. Here’s what we’re looking for, and what we’re not.... Read more»1

Journalist accuses Mexican presidents of drug cartel links

Anabel Hernandez talks about why she thinks Mexico’s government is more dangerous than its gangsters.... Read more»

Comic:

Babeu raises his profile

Sheriff Paul Babeu decided he needed to call attention to himself — again — by ginning up a protest of the arrival of undocumented immigrants in Oracle.... Read more»

Undocumented journalist faces uncertain future

For years, Jose Antonio Vargas has drawn attention to the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Now, after being temporarily detained in Texas near the Mexican border, he faces an uncertain future, as he and supporters wait for the federal government to decide whether to deport him or let him stay.... Read more»

Daily Star paywall to charge online readers

Changes are coming to the website of the Arizona Daily Star. The site has changed its URL, from azstarnet.com to tucson.com, and a long-delayed paywall was rolling out on Sunday, with publisher Chase Rankin offering scanty details in a paean to the shifts in the site.... Read more»19

Commentary

Shameful coverage of Obamacare's real impacts

Commentary: Journalism that focuses on political sniping does public a disservice.... Read more»

Sonoran Ramblings

Effective border wall: Information on ice

Watching CBP PIOs stall, hedge, misdirect and scheme via email left me with no doubt that keeping the public in the dark is an art of the highest order, as well as a talent for which we should all be grateful: if not for their deft non-disclosure, we might suddenly find ourselves weighed down by the unsettling knowledge of what precisely they are doing with billions of our dollars in the borderlands.... Read more»

Just 2 percent of Latin Americans are rated as having free media

Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says.... Read more»

News drones over El Salvador

Illegal in the US, news-gathering drones are taking off in Latin American media.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Evans: I chose unemployment rather than work for 10/13 Communications

Editor Mark B. Evans on why he chose not to continue at Inside Tucson Business: “I choose not to elevate 10/13’s reputation in town by lending it mine, nor do I want to risk seeing my reputation tarnished by attaching it to 10/13’s. I would rather be unemployed and risk financial ruin than work for Randy Miller.”... Read more»7

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