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TucsonSentinel.com is a finalist for three national journalism awards, the Local Independent Online News Publishers group announced, including LION Publisher of the Year — recognizing the Sentinel among the top local news websites in the United States. Read more»

In observing World Press Freedom Day, the publisher of the New York Times is urging people to donate and subscribe to local news organizations — including TucsonSentinel.com. Read more» 1

TucsonSentinel.com is a finalist for three national journalism awards, Local Independent Online News Publishers announced, including LION Publisher of the Year — recognizing the Sentinel among the top local news websites in the U.S. Read more»

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»

The press run for the final edition of Gannett's Tucson Citizen ground to a halt on May 15, 2009, for distribution the next day.

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»

Donald Trump in Hershey, Pa., in mid-December.

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»

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on immigration, from the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014.

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

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on immigration, from the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014.

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»

President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on immigration, from the East Room of the White House, Nov. 20, 2014.

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»

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»

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