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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

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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 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

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Rest in print, Tucson Citizen: Journalism past & future

Interviews with the Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson, AEA President Andrew Morrill, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Mark B. Evans of Tucsoncitizen.com, Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith, veteran reporter Daniel Buckley, Rep. Ethan Orr, and Jim DeGrood of the RTA.... Read more»

Az House OKs allowing cities to post public notices online

The state House on Monday advanced a bill that would allow local governments to post public notices on their own websites instead of paying to publish them in newspapers.... Read more»

Bills take aim at newspaper public notice requirements

Despite objections from newspaper publishers, a House committee endorsed two bills Thursday that would allow local governments to publish public notices online rather than in newspapers.... Read more»2

From the editor

Read local, give local: Support TucsonSentinel.com

For nearly three years, TucsonSentinel.com has been a vital source of Southern Arizona news and information. We've celebrated what's right about Tucson, cast a watchful glance at what needs improving, and provided a platform for a healthy dialogue about Southern Arizona's future. Now we need your help. ... Read more»

Mexican papers shy from covering drug gangs

Mexico's regional newspapers are publishing more stories about murders linked to the drug trade, but they remain reluctant to write what they know about the organizations responsible for the killings. ... Read more»

Euro crisis shoots the messenger

Almost 8,000 Spanish journalists have lost their jobs since 2008, according to trade union figures. But problems for Europe's press range far beyond Spain, as the economic crisis depresses advertising and sales in a sector already struggling to adapt to the rise of new digital media.... Read more»

ASU's State Press dropping most print editions

Starting in January, Arizona State University students will no longer arrive to news racks carrying daily copies of The State Press, the student-run newspaper.... Read more»

Weekly editor Boegle leaving to found Palm Springs news site

After helming the Tucson Weekly for a decade, editor Jimmy Boegle is moving to California to found a news website, the Coachella Valley Independent.... Read more»3

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 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

Az Republic rolling out paywall

The Arizona Republic will institute a paywall for its website, beginning Sept. 10, the newspaper said Sunday. Digital access to the Republic will cost readers $10 per month, but online subscription systems are generally simple to evade.... Read more»

From the editor

Eileen 'Pat' Smith, 1916-2012

RIP Eileen "Pat" Smith, 1916-2012. My grandmother grew up on the endless plains of South Dakota, and while she may have kept a small-town sensibility all of her life, was never provincial.... Read more»2

Daily Star parent reports $1.5 million 3Q loss

Lee Enterprises, the troubled parent company of the Arizona Daily Star and about 50 other newspapers, reported a $1.5 million third-quarter loss, lower than last year's 3Q loss of $155 million. But the company's revenues fell 4.3 percent, and employment was down 7.5 percent.... Read more»4

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