Cities that have only one newspaper only get part of the news. An easy example: The Arizona Daily Star would not have had the story in Saturday’s paper about the UA possibly shuttering up to 40 majors if the Tucson Citizen had not first reported that story Thursday night on the Web and Friday in our dead-tree edition.
It goes the other way, too: The Star gets something and then we follow. It’s called competition. That produces enterprise journalism.
If that goes away in a nod to corporate bigwigs who want to make even more than the millions they already do, then the city of Tucson will be worse off for it.
So, in the off chance that Mr. Don Diamond (or any other investment-ready, philanthropic-minded Tucsonan) might read this paper: Wanna buy a great newspaper? All it takes is vision and a few million bucks.