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Sentinel editor interviews Huckelberry on Buckmaster

TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith joined Dan Shearer of the GV News in interviewing the Pima County administrator on the radio on Friday.... Read more»

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Daily Star to halt presses; Republic will print Tucson newspaper in Phoenix

The Arizona Daily Star will shut down its local press and print its newspaper in Phoenix, trucking copies to Tucson daily. Sixty jobs will be lost in the pressroom when the hulking two-story machine grinds to a halt in May, and the Star is seeking a much smaller office.... Read more»4

All-star lineup of Tucson reporters faces buyouts, layoffs loom

A list of household names on the Arizona Daily Star staff must soon decide if they'll stay on the job — the newspaper's corporate owners have offered buyouts for older workers, with potential layoffs pending if not enough staffers accept.... Read more»3

Did a quarter-million Tucson Citizen newspaper stories go up in digital smoke?

The bare-bones remnants of the Tucson Citizen's online archive vanished from public view weeks ago, and corporate staff have given conflicting accounts about whether hundreds of thousands of news stories will ever be accessible again.... Read more»

From the editor

Dirty little secrets of the news business

How real reporting is the antidote for an epidemic of fake news, and why it's important to support your authentically local, mission-driven nonprofit news site: TucsonSentinel.com.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

No one safe from our Devilish year-end major awards

I'm going to cop to the charge that I'm pandering to my base journalistic instincts and hand out awards for dubious distinction to local leaders and yours truly.... Read more»2

New dawn for daily? Star looks outside for (another) publisher

Tucson's remaining daily print newspaper has (yet another) new publisher. The Lee/Gannett-owned outlet picked an advertising VP from the Tronc-run Orlando Sentinel — John D'Orlando — filling an office chair that's been rotating for the past several years.... Read more»2

Death by 1,000 paper cuts

As long as there have been big newspaper chains answering to the stock market rather than independent local ownership, newsrooms have braced for “layoff season.” But now the cuts are year-round. What if the ownership of your local newspaper is the biggest threat to the continued existence of watchdog journalism in your community?... Read more»

Sources: Publisher, advertising VP out at Daily Star

Mark Henschen, the publisher of the Arizona Daily Star, and the VP of advertising for the newspaper, Alisha Owens, will be packing up their offices, sources said. The pair are leaving the Lee/Gannett-owned paper, with Henschen reportedly fired and Owens resigning. Gannett reportedly laid off staffers at some 37 of its newspapers last week.... Read more»1

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»3

Star (finally) picks a new publisher

The Arizona Daily Star has removed the "interim" from in front of Mark Henschen's title, promoting him to publisher of the morning daily. The previous head of the operation, Chase Rankin, jumped ship to the Arizona Republic last June.... Read more»

Daily Star publisher jumping to Republic

Chase Rankin, the publisher of the Daily Star for about 14 months, is leaving Tucson to become an advertising VP at the Arizona Republic. Rankin rose through the ranks of Lee Enterprises, a media chain that is part-owner of the Star. He is leaving to work for Gannett, the larger chain that owns the Phoenix daily and half of Tucson's daily newspaper.... Read more»4

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

Daily Star parent gives execs $1.1 million in bonuses

Lee Enterprises, the troubled newspaper chain the owns the Arizona Daily Star, is yet again giving top executives six-figure bonuses. The company's reasoning? Lee's honchos revamped the chain's debt load, stretching out payment terms while slightly bumping the interest rate as Lee refinanced about $800 million in debts.... Read more»1

Tucson Citizen archive available - not quite public yet

A visit to the home page of the Tucson Citizen still displays a notice that parent company Gannett Inc. pulled the plug on the website of the shuttered newspaper, but a skeleton of the text archives is available for those who can find it.... Read more»5

Gannett pulls plug on Tucson Citizen, again

Four and a half years after the press of the Tucson Citizen rolled for the final time, the final employee of what became a blogging site was laid off Friday. Newspaper chain Gannett announced that the website would become an archive, letting go sportswriter Anthony Gimino (for the second time) and shutting down the site.... Read more»7

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