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TucsonCitizen.com is a local citizen journalism website launched out of the former Tucson Citizen newspaper in Tucson, Ariz.
The Tucson Citizen was shuttered in May 2009 by Gannett after 139 years of publication. Former citizen journalists Mark Evans and Ryn Gargulinski relaunched the paper’s website in July 2009 as a home for dozens of local blogs.
The site received a grant in 2009 from American University’s J-Lab to become part of its Networked Journalism Project. It used that grant to create a group of sports blogs, though most of that network was gone by 2012.
Politico is a Washington-based website and newspaper that focuses on American politics. Politico was founded in 2007 and is owned by Allbritton Communications, a media company that also owns eight television stations and the defunct Washington-based local news website TBD. As of early 2013, it had a staff of about 150, including the largest White…