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Another one bites the dust: Tucson Citizen on the chopping block

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tenacious_g, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. tenacious_g

    tenacious_g Member

  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Sad, but not shocking.
     
  3. tenacious_g

    tenacious_g Member

    That would be March 21, not 31.

    ... maybe it was all those factual errors that did us in.
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Do employees still have to take the furlough?
    Seriously, best of luck to everyone there.
     
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    These Citizen journalists have my best wishes and full support. Here's hoping good fortune comes your way.
     
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Any hope the Daily Star will absorb some of the staff?
     
  7. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised instead of closing a paper Gannett doesn't try the citizen journalist thing out in Tucson. Interesting that they'll let a paper fold. Don't know what to make of this one.
     
  8. RecentAZgrad

    RecentAZgrad Active Member

    There are some damn good writers at the Citizen, especially in sports. (Rivera, Moredich, Gimino.) Hope they get other opportunities, and quickly.
     
  9. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    Where will the Arizona Republic take its UA coverage from?
     
  10. RecentAZgrad

    RecentAZgrad Active Member

    Good question. Maybe it will finally drop the facade that it covers the entire state.
     
  11. tenacious_g

    tenacious_g Member

    Not likely. I can't see Lee adding any staff in its current situation.

    I left a sports editor job in another state just under two years ago to join the Citizen sports staff (knowing there was a very real possibility of this happening) because its sports department truly is a good one - one I wanted to be a part of.

    It had a run of eight-straight APSE Top 10 Daily Section awards (I suppose whether that is a good thing is up for debate). Considering its circulation size (down to under 20,000 now), it absolutely had a group of writers that could hold its own with just about any of the big papers in the West.

    It was worth leaving the old gig to be a part of this one, even if its come to an end so soon. I learned a lot from these guys.
     
  12. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Great sports section. Bullshit move again by Gannett. Assholes.
     
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