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New editor named for 10/13's NW Explorer, Tucson Weekly, ITB

David Rupkalvis, a UA grad who's worked on newspapers in North Dakota and Texas, has been named the new editor of the Northwest Explorer, Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business and other Tucson-area publications owned by media chain 10/13 Communications.... Read more»1

Grimes leaving editor's desk at Explorer, ITB, Weekly

Thelma Grimes, the editor of media chain 10/13 Communications' holdings in Southern Arizona — the Tucson Weekly, Northwest Explorer, Inside Tucson Business and smaller publications — is stepping down after a year. Grimes, who was the managing editor of the Explorer for three years before 10/13 expanded in Tucson, is moving to Denver.... Read more»2

Weekly editor leaving to take tourism job

Dan Gibson, editor of the Tucson Weekly, is stepping down to take a position with Visit Tucson, the nonprofit tourism promotion agency. Gibson announced the move on his personal Facebook page Wednesday, saying he'll leave the desk at the alt-weekly later this month.... Read more»

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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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KOLD jumps the shark with 'psychic' report

The last few weeks have been tough on anyone who still believes that the media should have a serious role in the public dialogue in Tucson. As if to remove any doubt that things are in a downward spiral, KOLD decided to observe the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Isabel Celis with a “special report” with a Phoenix-area psychic giving “insights” into the as-yet unsolved case.... Read more»2

Evans leaving as new owner takes over ITB, Weekly

Mark B. Evans, one of the city's most respected journalists, said Friday that he's leaving his post as editor of Inside Tucson Business, which is being sold to 10/13 Communications, a chain with a history of cutting newsroom staff. Evans said that he refused to apply for a post with the new owner, but won't comment on why until after his term of employment ends April 30.... Read more»2

Sold! Weekly, Inside Tucson Business change hands

Updated: A pair of Tucson publications — the Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business — is being sold to a national publishing chain that also operates the Explorer, 10/13 Communications. Sources said all employees will be laid off, with the opportunity to apply for an unknown number of positions with the new owners.... Read more»1

Evans leaving Citizen for Inside Tucson Business

Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com's collection of community blogs, is moving over to become the editor of Inside Tucson Business. He will replace Dave Hatfield, ITB editor since 2004, who will take a government communications position with Pima County.... Read more»3