TaglineContinuing an underdog media legacy in Tucson
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers11-30
AffiliationsPublishes content from GlobalPost Kaiser Health News Center for Public Integrity Cronkite News Service and ProPublica. Some ad sharing and cross-promotion with local radio stations.
Mappin LocationTucson - Arizona
Principal StaffDylan Smith
DescriptionAfter a 138-year run the Tucson Citizen a daily that reported on such historic events as the gunfight at the O.K. Corral closed its doors in May of 2009. Dylan Smith the Citizen’s online editor was among the many journalists displaced by the paper’s disbanding. Not content to let the Arizona Daily Star claim victory in Tucson’s newspaper war Smith undertook what to him was an obvious move: he gathered several former Citizen colleagues and formed TucsonSentinel.com as an online-only local news source. The site began reporting on the city of nearly 1 million in January of 2010.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/03/tucscon-sentinel.php