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Tucson Citizen closing up shop

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Diabeetus, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Arizona's oldest newspaper (138 years) puts out its last issue Saturday.

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003951589
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Tuscon Sun closing up shop

    damn... remember the old days, where companies just laid people off?
     
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Re: Tuscon Sun closing up shop

    My goodness. This is the bloodiest day yet, isn't it?
     
  4. Desk_dude

    Desk_dude Member

    Re: Tuscon Sun closing up shop

    It's Tucson Citizen. Not Tuscon Sun.
     
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Re: Tuscon Sun closing up shop

    Doesn't really matter now, does it?
     
  6. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Re: Tuscon Sun closing up shop

    Obviously, E&P didn't realize it would have to rewrite the same story less than 12 hours later and change the name in the headline to the Seattle P&I last night when it posted.
     
  7. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Re: Tuscon Citizen closing up shop

    Sorry about that...reading too many paper death stories today and got the title messed up.

    Please accept my apologies, all.
     
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    How big is this newspaper? And the P-I and the Rocky Mountain News?

    In a month we have seen three newspapers go down. This on top of the cuts we've been having for years. I wonder what's next.
     
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Gannett will continue to take 1/2 off the profits from the JOA after Tucson is put to bed. Fucking crooks.

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003951837
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Last reporting:

    Rocky Mountain News: 210,281 (M-F), 457,234 (Sat)
    Seattle P-I: 117,572 (M-F), 107,416 (Sat)
    Tucson Citizen: 19,851 (M-F), 19,557 (Sat)

    Totals: 347,704 (M-F). Saturday totals would be skewed because they are combined with JOAs.
     
  11. Andy _ Kent

    Andy _ Kent Member

    Classic burying of the lede:

    How the hell does that not attract scrutiny? Blatant manipulation of the JOA clearly designed to line the pockets of one greedy party at the expense of all those employees rendered jobless by the closure of the newspaper? Am I missing something here? ???
     
  12. Jesus_Muscatel

    Jesus_Muscatel Active Member

    I've crossed paths with Steve Rivera, the U of A writer for the Citizen, two or three times over the years.

    Good guy.

    Hope for the best for him and everyone else.
     
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