Welcome to the new version of TucsonCitizen.comby Mark B. Evans on Jun. 29, 2010, under New Features, Site changes
A new version of TucsonCitizen.com launched today with more content and a more reader-friendly design.
There are more than 50 bloggers and citizen journalists writing for TucsonCitizen.com whose goal is to inform their community about issues that might not attract the attention of the daily newspaper or TV news and to provide their fellow citizens different points of view about the issues of the day that differ from that of the dominant editorial voice in the city – the Arizona Daily Star.
In the year since the Tucson Citizen ceased publication as a daily newspaper and became a site for citizen journalism and community blogging, TucsonCitizen.com has had more than 3 million unique visitors who have viewed more than 6.5 million pages of news and information.
Those numbers will only grow larger with today’s changes as there is now even more content to read at TucsonCitizen.com, including news from the largest news provider in the country, Gannett Co. Inc., owner of TucsonCitizen.com
In addition to timely postings from TucsonCitizen.com’s ever-growing corps of citizen journalists and bloggers, TucsonCitizen.com will now feature up-to-the-minute postings of breaking news, features, sports and financial and business news from some of the largest papers in the country, including the Arizona Republic and USA Today.
We’re adding new bloggers and citizen journalists every week. If you would like to write for TucsonCitizen.com, contact Editor Mark B. Evans at email@example.com.
The changes you see on our site today are just the beginning, more are still to come, including:
- A new sports page that will include all of the news and commentary from the TC Sports Network, but also sports news feeds from the Arizona Republic and USA Today. The TC Sports Network features sports journalism from several freelance sports journalists and from other sports web sites who have joined the network as a partner. More network partners will be added in the coming months which will make the TC Sports Network Page one of the most comprehensive collections of Arizona sports news – youth, high school, college and pro – in the state.
- A searchable, user-generated calendar featuring all there is to do and see in the greater Tucson area.
- Tucson In Pictures, a reader-generated photo site of life in the Old Pueblo.
Give the new site a look and tell us what you think in the comments section below or you can e-mail Mark B. Evans at the link above.