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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»

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

Report: Az Republic may cut 'Valley & State' section

The Arizona Republic may be poised to cut a section of its print newspaper to make room for an insert of USA Today stories, the Phoenix Business Journal said Tuesday. An unattributed report said the Republic may axe the section; the paper's publisher said "the result will be an even greater commitment to local news."... Read more»

Daily Star parent gives execs $1.25M in holiday bonuses - on $78M loss

Just two weeks after acknowledging a $78 million loss in 2013, the parent company of the Arizona Daily Star gave top executives Thanksgiving-eve gifts of company stock worth over $1.25 million — including 200,000 shares worth $722,000 given to Mary Junck, head of Iowa-based Lee Enterprises. Plus, what's up with the Star's paywall for online readers?... Read more»1

Daily Star parent lost $78 million in 2013

Lee Enterprises, the troubled newspaper chain that owns the Arizona Daily Star, lost $77.7 million in FY 2013, far exceeding 2012's loss of $16.3 million. The company did manage to pay down $98.4 million of its near billion-dollar debt. An analyst for Seeking Alpha blogged that investors should short the stock of a company that is "burning the furniture."... Read more»2

Reporter McCombs leaving Az Daily Star

Border and politics reporter Brady McCombs is leaving the Arizona Daily Star, where he's held down a newsroom post since 2006.... Read more»3

Az Daily Star losing managing editor Hayt

The Arizona Daily Star's managing editor, Teri Hayt, is leaving that newspaper to become the executive editor for the Ohio papers of the GateHouse Media chain. ... Read more»2

Az Daily Star losing columnist Brodesky

As parent company Lee Enterprises sheds newspapers, the Arizona Daily Star's masthead is growing a bit shorter. The Tucson newspaper announced Tuesday that it's seeking a metro columnist - a position held for two years by Josh Brodesky.... Read more»3

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