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From the editor

60 Minutes looks at crisis in local news & Report for America's work to rebuild journalism

Sunday night, 60 Minutes is set to air a story about how hedge funds and chains have hollowed out local news — and how groups like Report for America, which supports work at the Tucson Sentinel, are rebuilding journalism with local support.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

A Turkey Day shout-out to the readers I'm so thankful for

Let's set the table about why I write this Devilish column, and why I'm so pleased you're reading it regularly — and pitching in to help the Tucson Sentinel do even more independent local journalism.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Ann-Eve Pedersen's near-mythical leadership was the stuff of sagas

A whole bunch of Tucson journalists are better at their jobs and Arizona's public school advocates are winning at the polls because they followed Ann-Eve Pedersen's unflagging lead.... Read more»1

Obituary

Ann-Eve Pedersen, journalist & education advocate, dead at 55

Ann-Eve Pedersen, a former reporter and editor for the Citizen and Star, vigorous education activist and historical preservation advocate, died unexpectedly Friday at her home. She was 55 years old.... 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 owner furloughing reporters over CV-19 ad decline

With ad revenues falling about as fast as coronavirus cases are increasing, Lee Enterprises — the national chain that runs the Arizona Daily Star — is telling journalists to stay home for two weeks without pay.... Read more»

El Chisme

Constable Ferguson reporting for duty

The Daily Star newsroom got a little bit sleepier on Tuesday, as longtime political reporter Joe Ferguson became a politician himself, trading his pen for a gun. Despite accusations of "a political favor" and some loud profanity, Pima supervisors appointed him as a constable in JP 9.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Chain newspapers continue death spiral — but those who lead them down still reap rewards

The Arizona Daily Star is in hobbled and heading for layoffs — but the corporate honchos responsible for its precarious position got promoted for their efforts. ... Read more»

Analysis

More layoffs loom for Daily Star, 100s of papers as parent chain taken over

The merger of two chains — Gannett and Gatehouse — will have ripple effects across about 260 daily papers, including the Arizona Daily Star and Arizona Republic, with the company saying there will be more layoffs in its already diminished newsrooms.... Read more»

Tucson Citizen archive back from the dead — 'such as it is'

After vanishing at the beginning of the year, a small fraction of the former online archive of the Tucson Citizen has been restored — but more than 200,000 stories are still unavailable. "No more than 'better than nothing,'" a former staffer called it.... Read more»

Final locally printed edition of Daily Star will roll off press Sunday

The hulking machinery at the Tucson Newspapers plant will rumble Sunday, as ink is rolled on paper for the last copies of a local daily newspaper to be printed here. The Arizona Daily Star is shifting production to Phoenix.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

The Citizen was Tucson: Oct. 15, 1870 - May 16, 2009

Ten years ago today, Tucson lost a big chunk of its soul and I lost the companionship and camaraderie of roughly 70 of the finest newspaper people I could ever imagine working with as the Tucson Citizen closed. ... Read more»

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»

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 three-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»

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