“Sister” Publications Tucson Weekly and ITB Now Incestuous

Logos of Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business

“Just like Tucson itself, the upcoming TENWEST Festival is both expanding and thriving” opened an article in the October 11th Tucson Weekly, and I had to look twice to see if it was the Weekly I was reading. Tucson, thriving? Who would write that besides a PR firm? But then I looked at the adjoining …

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Tim Steller asks Jon McLane: “But what about Mrs. Tolstoy?”

Picture of Safe Park in Tucson

In an episode of the old TV series Dragnet, an aspiring writer is having minor scrapes with the law because he is ignoring his financial responsibilities, especially to his wife. As he explains to Sgt. Joe Friday, he is having these troubles because he must focus his energy on trying to write a great novel …

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Earth at Risk: No Citizen Journalism

Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of Occupy Tucson or the Occupied Tucson Citizen—Editors Introduction Does information about environmental justice want to be contained in media union contracts or does it want to be free? Apparently, the Earth at Risk conference organizers felt that it wanted to be part of the capitalist apparatus of …

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Power to Truth: Beau Hodai and the Dirty Bastards Archive

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Prying documents from the cold dead hands of a faceless bureaucracy takes time—not less than six months—research skills, money, and, not to be discounted, aggression. If you don’t believe that effort is worth something, you need to listen to Arizona based reporter Beau Hodai, publisher of DBAPress.com and a journalist passionate for …

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Interview with Beau Hodai

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Beau Hodai is an Arizona-based investigative reporter writing for the national press. He made these comments on journalism to Norah Booth for occupiedtucsoncitizen.org OTC: From your perspective as a working investigative journalist, would you comment on the state of American journalism today? HODAI: There is a nexus between the logistical problems that …

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