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Net Neutrality repeal could damage local news sites like TucsonSentinel.com

Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative, and local news sites, posing a direct threat to independent local journalism.... Read more»

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»

From the editor

Sentinel editor joins in pushing Trump on transparency

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto a letter to incoming President Trump and VP Pence, urging changes to government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing. The letter followed a series sent to President Obama and officials, urging greater transparency in dealings with the press and public.... Read more»

From the editor

Sentinel editor joins in pushing Obama on transparency — again

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto another letter to the Obama administration, urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing.... Read more»1

UA j-school head presses White House on freedom on information

The director of the UA School of Journalism, David Cuillier, said a delegation representing more than 50 journalism and open government groups had a "good discussion" as they pushed the Obama administration on transparency at a meeting Tuesday. ... Read more»

Editorial

Sentinel editor joins in pressing Obama on transparency

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto a letter to President Obama urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing.... Read more»

From the editor

Indie publishers: WI lawmakers should take clear-eyed look at journalism center

The Board of the Local Independent Online News Publishers group, chaired by Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith, called attention to a vote by Wisconsin legislators to to evict the nonprofit, nonpartisan Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from the UW-Madison campus.... Read more»

From the editor

Sez who? Sentinel joins call for ethics, attribution in reporting

Reporters do a lot of things to earn their keep: interview public figures, comb through the fine print of public records, attend community events, work to offer comprehensive background on the tough questions we face together. But what we get paid for is something that should never be questioned, never be for sale. Trust.... Read more»6