The Tucson Citizen will publish at least through May 9, its owner said Wednesday.
Kate Marymont, vice president/news for Gannett Co. Inc., told interim editor Jennifer Boice that nothing would happen regarding sale or closure of the Citizen before May 9.
Gannett announced Jan. 16 that it was putting some of the assets of the newspaper up for sale and would close the paper March 21 if no buyer was found.
Negotiations with potential buyers went beyond that date and Citizen employees were told they were publishing on a “day to day” basis.
A Justice Department spokeswoman said an investigation of the Citizen’s sale continues, but would not say what the department is investigating.