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Gannett’s Tucson Citizen Must Be Sold By March 21 or It Will Close

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Another newspaper is on the chopping block. Gannett’s Tucson Citizen needs a buyer by March 21 or it will close.

Robert J. Dickey, president of Gannett U.S. Community Publishing, told employees on Friday:

“The Tucson Citizen has been part of Gannett since 1976, and we deeply regret having to take this step,” Dickey said. “But dramatic changes in our industry combined with the difficult economy – particularly in this region – mean it is no longer viable for our partnership with Lee Enterprises Incorporated to produce two daily newspapers in Tucson.”

The Citizen is one of America’s last afternoon newspapers and has a circulation of about 17,000. There are 65 full-time and three part-time employees at the paper.


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January 17, 2009 at 8:59 am

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