Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star

Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Chase Rankin
Editor Bobbie Jo Buel
Founded 1879
Headquarters 4850 South Park Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85714, United States
Circulation 96,682 weekdays
116,010 Saturdays
154,715 Sundays in 2012[1]
ISSN 0888-546X

The Arizona Daily Star is the major morning daily newspaper that serves Tucson and surrounding districts of southern Arizona in the United States. The paper was purchased by Pulitzer in 1971; Lee Enterprises bought Pulitzer in 2005.

The Star was in a joint operating agreement with the Tucson Citizen, a smaller paper owned by Gannett (and was Tucson's afternoon paper six days per week, except Sunday, when the Star published Tucson's only Sunday paper), until that paper became online only. The two newspapers, under TNI Partners, shared business and production operations but maintained separate newsrooms and editorial staffs.

In 1981, Star reporters Clark Hallas and Robert B. Lowe won a Pulitzer Prize for their stories about recruiting violations by University of Arizona football coach Tony Mason.

In 2012, the newspaper ran a popular series called "100 Days of Science" by reporter Tom Beal. It was later turned into an ebook. Other popular series run in the Star are "Tucson Oddity", "Street Smarts", "Tucson in 100 Objects" and "Mine Tales". The Star currently does not have a bureau in the state capital, Phoenix, and instead relies on an outside news service.

See also


  1. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012".  

External links

  • Official website (Mobile)
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