Tucson Weekly

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Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly (front page).jpg
TypeAlternative weekly
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)10/13 Communications
PublisherThomas P. Lee
EditorDan Gibson
Founded1984
HeadquartersP.O. Box 27087
Tucson, Arizona 85726
United States
Circulation40,768 (2011)[1]
ISSN0742-0692
Official websitetucsonweekly.com
 
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Tucson Weekly
Tucson Weekly (front page).jpg
TypeAlternative weekly
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)10/13 Communications
PublisherThomas P. Lee
EditorDan Gibson
Founded1984
HeadquartersP.O. Box 27087
Tucson, Arizona 85726
United States
Circulation40,768 (2011)[1]
ISSN0742-0692
Official websitetucsonweekly.com

The Tucson Weekly is an alternative newsweekly that was founded in 1984 by Douglas Biggers and Mark Goehring, and serves the Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan area of about 1,000,000 residents. Biggers was its editor and publisher until 2000, when he sold the paper to Wick Communications. He is currently the editor and publisher of Edible Baja Arizona. 10/13 Communications bought the paper from Wick in 2014.[2]

The paper is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. New issues arrive at kiosks throughout Tucson every Wednesday. Dan Gibson is the current editor. Staff members include senior writer Jim Nintzel, assistant editor Irene Messina, staff writer Mari Herreras. Longtime editor Jimmy Boegle left the Weekly in late 2012 to start his own independent paper in Palm Springs, California.[3]

Notable journalists[edit]

The founding editor was Douglas Biggers, who served until he sold the paper in 2000. Former editors include Dan Huff, Carol Ann Bassett, James Reel and Michael Parnell.[4] Longtime Weekly and Arizona Daily Star reporter Chris Limberis was posthumously inducted into the Arizona Newspaper Association Hall of Fame in 2006.[5]

Red Meat[edit]

The Tucson Weekly was a launching point for the comic strip Red Meat, created by Tucsonan Max Cannon in 1989.

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