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2009-05-15 18:38:44

Gannett Co. said Friday that the company would stop producing the print version of the Tucson Citizen newspaper in Arizona. MarketWatch reported that the newspaper will become an Internet-only publication after Saturday. The decision to jettison the print edition comes amid a national decline in newspaper advertising revenue. The economic climate in Arizona makes it no longer viable to produce two daily newspapers in Tucson, said Bob Dickey, president of Gannett's U.S. community publishing...

2009-01-18 20:21:33

The Tucson Citizen is up for sale, and its owner, the Gannett Co., says it will shut the newspaper down if a buyer isn't found within two months. If the Citizen is put to bed permanently Tucson will have just one daily newspaper, the Arizona Daily Star, and that publication has financial problems of its own, Inside Tucson Business reported Saturday. Gannett said it would close the 138-year-old Citizen if no buyer is found by March 21. Robert Dickey, president of Gannett's U.S. Community...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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