Citizen to publish at least through May 9by Renee Schafer Horton on Apr. 23, 2009, under Local
Citizen Staff Writer
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RENÉE SCHAFER HORTON
The Tucson Citizen will publish at least through May 9.
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, which owns the Citizen, announced Jan. 16 that it was putting the assets of the newpaper 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 is ongoing, but would not say what the department is investigating.