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The Arizona Daily Star's former newsroom and printing complex, which once also housed the Tucson Citizen, was put up for sale in August 2019.

From the top editor on down, the Arizona Daily Star staff was cut by nearly one-quarter on Monday, as the newspaper's corporate chain owners told local journalists they were being laid off. Read more»

So "Dilbert" cartoonist Scott Adams has exposed himself as a racist now. What happened? On YouTube, Adams called Black Americans a “hate group” and said white people should “get the hell away from” them. Read more»

Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Elias proclaims Jan. 22, 2020, as 'TucsonSentinel.com Day,' to recognize the 10th birthday of the local independent nonprofit news outlet.

Gannett Inc. — the massive chain that owns the Arizona Republic and half of the Arizona Daily Star — sent two emails from corporate bigwigs Thursday morning, warning staffers across the country of looming layoffs. At the Tucson Sentinel, we're laying the foundations for even more local journalism. Read more»

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»

The TucsonSentinel.com Community Advisory Council are just some of the folks a columnist has to be grateful for, because they keep me a-plugging away with Devilish analysis.

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»

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»

A 'for sale' signed appeared outside the Arizona Daily Star offices in August.

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»

A new partner at the Arizona Daily Star means turbulent times ahead for local paper.

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»

A 'for sale' signed appeared outside the Arizona Daily Star offices in August.

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»

The Tucson Citizen website as it appeared for months this year, superimposed over a list of stories posted from its final print edition, May 16, 2009.

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»

The press run for the final edition of the Tucson Citizen newspaper, May 16, 2009.

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

The end of the last press run of the Tucson Citizen, for the final edition, May 16, 2009

I've got one of those calendars atop my monitor, the type you find in banks, with metal tiles for the days of the week, dates and month. One side I keep up to date. The other, no matter the date, says "Fri May 15." That's the last day the newsroom of the Tucson Citizen was filled with hustle and bustle. Read more» 1

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»

The Citizen newsroom.

For 22 years I worked for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, and for that experience I am eternally grateful. But today I'll write about my first and last days at the Citizen, which ended when the press ground to a halt four years ago, May 15, 2009. Read more» 4

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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