Sunday, January 24, 2010


The latest on-line journalism project is the Tucson Sentinel

by Larry Geller

The Tucson Sentinel launched today—a non-profit web newspaper. I had a hard time snipping from their “Hello World” article, don’t know why, but found a way to bring you some snippets:

After months of planning and preparation, it’s time to take for a shakedown cruise. The local independent nonprofit news site launched Friday morning.

We've established a network of local correspondents who are dedicated to bringing you quality and timely coverage on a variety of beats

The border and immigration, local government, Tucson's lively music scene, Wildcat sports and more are topics that will focus on is a local independent nonprofit news organization that offers professional reporting and community conversation on issues that affect Tucson

We operate a website that offers quality, accessible journalism on local and national events and provides a platform for civic engagement.

With a staff of professional reporters and editors, freelance writers and public contributors, acts as a honest broker of information, filling the need for a virtual roundtable where the community can discuss the issues of the day.

Our goal is to build a sustainable nonprofit business model that delivers quality reporting in a competitive media environment. provides evenhanded professionally produced journalism.

While thousands of journalism jobs across the country have vanished, continues the in-depth reporting and memorable storytelling that is essential to democracy.

From the look of the website, they do indeed plan to follow a traditional model of journalism.

It’s great to see another experiment taking off. Some will succeed, some fail, and that’s where we are today as the newspaper shakeout continues.

Of course, we in Hawaii are eagerly awaiting the launch of Peer News.


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