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Az Daily Star lays off 15 percent of newsroom

The newsroom of the Arizona Daily Star became a bit quieter last week, as about 9 staffers were shown the door in the latest round of layoffs that have pushed the reporting crew there to less than half its former strength. The newspaper now lists just 60 newsroom staffers.... Read more»

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Jul 22, 2016, 7:47 pm
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Gaona? Noooooo!!!!!

No one covered High School Football like the Tucson Citizen. They left BIG shoes to fill in that area. But Gaona, when you consider he was one man with limited help, was doing a phenomenal job covering the local prep football scene. I’d read every one of his prep football stories, word-for-word.

So, what does this mean? Is the ADS just not going to give a shit about prep football any more?

Maybe the Sentinel can offer him a position…

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Jul 23, 2016, 8:00 am
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Lots and lots of adults read the paper to see their kids’ names in it. If HS sports is cut back ... well, what the hell do I know? My old man was only the publisher of a small-town weekly newspaper my whole childhood. We knew names SOLD the rag.

And as far as the copy desk goes, I could empty a red pen on the Star each week circling English usage and factual errors.

Thanks, Dylan, for “breaking” this story….

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1767 comments
Jul 24, 2016, 9:52 pm
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I am guessing that the ADS is just going to give up on prep sports. I looked here…

http://tucson.com/sports/highschool/

This is the time of year where prep football coverage ramps up. Schedules are released, marquee matchups are hyped and analyzed, and star players are profiled. As you can see, none of that currently exists on the linked page.

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