Nearly 25% of Arizona Daily Star newsroom laid off https://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/042423_star_layoffs/nearly-25-arizona-daily-star-newsroom-laid-off/
From the top editor on down, the Arizona Daily Star staff was cut by nearly one-quarter on Monday, as the newspaper's corporate chain owners told local journalists they were being laid off.
Local news matters, and fossil chain media giants are squeezing it to death all over the country — including here in Tucson.
This is a bad day for our community, and especially for these great journalists, their families, and their colleagues.
@TucsonSentinel Sad but all too typical these days. I subscribed to the Daily Star when I was a grad student at U of A in the ‘90s.
I'm so tired of this shit. It's more profitable for a handful of people to run a company into the ground than to operate at a profit.
The system is broken.
@TucsonSentinel “Last year, despite business pressures, the Star made nearly $9 million in profit on $34 million in revenues. Following that fiscal year 2022 performance, the Tucson newspaper operation pulled in another $2.5 million on nearly $9 million in revenues between the end of September and Christmas”
This isn’t about losing money, it’s about greed. I pay for a subscription to support local news and now I feel like a sucker.
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