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Gannett to cease print publication of the Tucson Citizen (Official Dinosaur Media WakeŽ)
Yahoo Biz ^ | May 15, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 05/15/2009 10:41:52 AM PDT by abb

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI - News) today said it will cease print publication of the Tucson Citizen. The Citizen will continue operating its web site, www.tucsoncitizen.com. The last print edition of the Citizen will be published on Saturday, May 16.

“Dramatic changes in our industry combined with the difficult economy – particularly in this region – mean it is no longer viable to produce two daily printed newspapers in Tucson,” said Bob Dickey, president of the U.S. Community Publishing division of Gannett. “We are pleased that the Citizen’s web site will continue its role as a place for a separate community conversation. Its staff will focus on stimulating public engagement in local affairs. We look forward to moving in this exciting direction.” Dickey said that the parties’ partnership with Lee Enterprises, Inc. in Tucson, TNI Partners, will print a Tucson Citizen editorial in the Arizona Daily Star weekly to expand the reach of the Citizen’s voice. Lee publishes the Arizona Daily Star.

Dickey added, “We applaud the hard work of our employees at the newspaper. Their dedication to journalism and to the community of Tucson deserves the highest praise.”

Gannett has owned the Tucson Citizen since 1976. The Citizen was founded in 1859, and it is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Arizona. The Citizen has reported on some of Arizona’s biggest stories, including the 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral and the 1934 arrest of bank robber John Dillinger.

Gannett’s joint operating arrangement with Lee under the Newspaper Preservation Act will also terminate on May 16. Gannett and Lee will continue to be equal partners in TNI Partners.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: advertising; dbm; gannett; liberalmedia; newspapers; theend; tucson
Friday afternoon good news!
1 posted on 05/15/2009 10:41:53 AM PDT by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; backhoe; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Birch T. Barlow; ..

ping


2 posted on 05/15/2009 10:42:27 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://ryanjames.us/?p=1361
Pelosi problems: All the news fit to ignore

http://tucsoncitizen.com/daily/frontpage/116641.php
Tucson Citizen printing final edition Saturday

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/index.jsp
‘Tucson Citizen’ Folding Tomorrow — Will Go All-Web

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003973617
Charging for Online Content, the ‘Financial Times’ Way


3 posted on 05/15/2009 10:47:05 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

When will they stop the Montgomery Advertiser? Soon, I hope!


4 posted on 05/15/2009 10:48:01 AM PDT by RobertoinAL
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To: abb

When I lived in Tucson many, many moons ago (1970’s) the Citizen was the more conservative paper to the Arizona Daily Star’s very liberal journalism. I don’t know if it continues that way or if it is just provides a rehash of the morning’s news and liberal bias.


5 posted on 05/15/2009 10:51:35 AM PDT by CedarDave (Not new news: Obama has Pork Flu)
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To: CedarDave

The Citizen is (or was) a Gannett paper. Every time a Gannett paper folds, an angel gets his wings...


6 posted on 05/15/2009 10:55:24 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

When the mediots make cities havens for illegals who can’t read nor write, they kill their own fishwraps.


7 posted on 05/15/2009 10:55:42 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does Zer0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foriegn/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: abb
Let us have a moment of silence.

OK!!! PARTY!!!!!!! :o)

8 posted on 05/15/2009 10:56:43 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: Landru

9 posted on 05/15/2009 11:04:56 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
BWWWWHAAAAA!!!

Honestly, I had to really look hard, it's the aging eyes thing.
But then, I saw it.
The casket!
Instantly, 20/20.

Now then, will that be shaken or stirred. ;^)

10 posted on 05/15/2009 11:09:47 AM PDT by Landru (Arghh, Liberals are trapped in my colon like spackle or paste.)
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To: CedarDave

I lived in Tucson for four years, in the early 90’s. I probably bought the Citizen twenty times in that entire period. It came after midday and was fairly weak as papers go. I’m kinda surprised it still exists today.


11 posted on 05/15/2009 11:11:37 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: ken5050

Lookie here.

http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2009/05/clegg_is_leavin.html

Clegg is leaving the Globe for the Broad Institute
May 15, 2009 11:58 AM

Ellen Clegg, the Globe’s managing editor for news operations, announced this morning that she is leaving the newspaper on June 4 to take a position at the Broad Institute in Cambridge.


12 posted on 05/15/2009 11:14:01 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: pepsionice
I lived in Tucson for four years, in the early 90’s. I probably bought the Citizen twenty times in that entire period. It came after midday and was fairly weak as papers go. I’m kinda surprised it still exists today.

That was the only paper I subscribed to in the 70's and 80's because the morning paper (Arizona Daily Star) leaned so far to the left.

13 posted on 05/15/2009 11:18:35 AM PDT by saminfl ( FUBO)
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To: abb

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-15/the-newspaper-savior/full/
The Newspaper Savior

http://www.theolympian.com/adamwilson/story/851089.html
It’s GREG-whar, and she’s (probably) not a future supreme


14 posted on 05/15/2009 11:58:58 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.buzzmachine.com/
Tick, tick, tick


15 posted on 05/15/2009 12:02:36 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

This happened to the East Valley Tribune in the East side Phoenix area. This made me sad, because the Tribune is much more conservative than the crappy Az. Republic. I know I may seem odd, but sometimes I like to tangibly be able to hold what I am reading. Now I can only get the Tribune online and the comics are links to the comic sites.


16 posted on 05/15/2009 2:01:21 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: abb
Gannett to cease print publication of the Tucson Citizen

Trees everywhere applaud. The more trees saved, the less carbon dioxide. Liberals everywhere should rejoice.

17 posted on 05/15/2009 8:26:28 PM PDT by Birch T. Barlow (Go Mariners! Certain 2009 AL West champions!)
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To: abb

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003973723
Losing Bidder Asks Arizona AG to Stop ‘Tucson Citizen’ Shutdown

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/05/15/20090515citizen-complaint0515.html
Goddard seeks court order to keep ‘Tucson Citizen’ publishing

http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/293188
AG sues to block closing of Citizen

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/ss/final_local/116679.php
State AG seeking court order to keep Citizen publishing

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/16/business/media/16times.html?_r=2&ref=business
Geffen Is Seen as Still Eager for Times Stake

http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/
R.I.P. (Again) Tucson Citizen

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/232630-Eshoo_Introduces_Broadband_Conduit_Deployment_Act.php
Eshoo Introduces Broadband Conduit Deployment Act
Would require new federal highway projects to include broadband conduits for fiber optic communications


18 posted on 05/16/2009 9:24:16 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/daily/breakingnews/116643.php
Our epitaph

http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/293188
AG sues to block closing of Citizen


19 posted on 05/16/2009 5:13:09 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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