Apr 10, 2009

Tucson Citizen observed

The Tucson Citizen has a few hazy details about a couple potential bidders for the Arizona paper (Gannett put the Citizen on the market in January and threatened to shut it down in March). According to the Citizen, the publishers of two small Southern California newspapers, the Culver City Observer and Santa Monica Observer, claim to have signed confidentiality agreements with Gannett, and the Culver City publisher has put an ad on Craigslist for Arizona newspaper advertising sales people. It's left unclear whether they've made serious offers for the paper, or simply made inquiries about buying some of the pieces if it implodes - legal and classified accounts, for instance. A quick scan of the respective Observer websites - not sure if they're related in any way - shows neither has much in the way of news resources. (Citizen story via Romenesko)

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