Starting Monday, subscribers to the Tucson Citizen likely will begin receiving copies of the Arizona Daily Star
Former Citizen subscribers will receive the Star for the same price, said Mike Jameson, CEO of Tucson Newspapers Inc., which handles production, circulation and advertising for the Star and Citizen.
Jameson said plans call for all subscribers to receive letters with details about the change.
As of 1:15 p.m. Friday, TNI officials had not yet received word from their attorney “green lighting” the changeover.
“We believe Arizona law allows us to substitute something of similar or greater value if a product ceases production,” Jameson said.
Citizen subscribers who don’t want the Star can cancel their subscriptions and receive refunds, he said.
If TNI does not receive the go-ahead to begin distributing the Star in place of the Citizen, Jameson said, then the company would start “sampling” readers next week. Under that scenario, readers who want the Star could purchase subscriptions.