Tucson Citizen to cease publication if no buyer found by March 21.

I would hate to see this paper go away. I grew up reading it, and both my wife and I worked there for a couple of years. We have many, many friends still there, and there’s so much history there.

The Citizen needs to move to an online model (similar to the East Valley Tribune) where they publish a print edition three or four days a week and online every day. The Citizen’s online presence is really good, and I admit to reading it every day.

Someone needs to step up and preserve this newspaper. After all, it’s not like it’s a fly-by-night mag that only started in the 1980’s. This paper’s been around since 1870… That’s 138 years of continuous publishing. That’s a part of the American (and Arizonan) heritage, and it’ll be lost if someone doesn’t do the right thing.