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The Star's Rankin and Buel in a screenshot from a promo video.

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

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»

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

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»

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»

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

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»

Fans crouch down at the sound of a shootout during a football match between Santos and Morelia, which had to be suspended, at Corona stadium, in Torreón, Mexico, on Aug. 20, 2011.

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»

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»

Jason Manning, director of Arizona State University Student Media, said switching The State Press to weekly publication with a stronger emphasis on its website and apps for smartphones and tablets, is a stronger business strategy and will better prepare journalism students for a changing industry.

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»

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

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

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

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»

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

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