Greater than 120 folks crowded into the Shanty bar on Thursday night, to toast the return of Jim Nintzel to journalism and lift cash for the nonprofit Tucson Sentinel.
Present and recovering politicians, judges, neighborhood activists, journalists and authorities staff and loads of Sentinel readers joined in a night of dialog about Southern Arizona civic life and the necessity to assist the Sentinel’s rising newsroom.
Editor and Writer Dylan Smith supplied a public welcome to Nintzel, who joined the nonprofit information outlet this month because the Authorities and Political Impression reporter.
“Of us, we hope you are simply as excited concerning the Sentinel having the ability to convey Jim Ninztel off the bench as we’re,” he mentioned.
The publication’s latest reporter — and one in every of its most skilled, with three full a long time of protecting Tucson for the Tucson Weekly below his belt — informed the group that he was “honored” by the chance. Nintzel resigned because the Weekly’s editor in June 2022.
Decide Ray Carroll, a former Republican Pima County supervisors who now serves as a justice of the peace in Inexperienced Valley, praised the Sentinel’s work and famous how essential it was to assist the nonprofit newsroom that introduced Nintzel again to fulltime reporting.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Barber additionally appealed to these gathered for the get together to again the Sentinel, urging them to select up an envelope and make a contribution, or donate on-line and turn out to be members of the Watchdog Membership.
Amongst these celebrating Nintzel’s new place had been former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, former Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier, Metropolis Councilman Paul Cunningham, ex-Metropolis Councilwoman Nina Trasoff, Decide Charlene Pesquiera, former mayoral candidate Randi Dorman, Diamond Ventures VP Priscilla Storm, College of Arizona Cooperative Extension Affiliate Director Ethan Orr, Arizona Day by day Star veteran Tony Davis, ex-Tucson Citizen opinion editor Mark Kimble, and Mari Herreras, Nintzel’s predecessor as an editor of the Weekly.
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“There is a purpose we have seen such deep cuts in the entire for-profit newsrooms,” Nintzel mentioned. “Good journalism prices cash.
The chains would fairly reap earnings. So if you happen to consider within the
significance of native reporting on the Tucson Metropolis Council, state
lawmakers and members of Congress — or if you happen to’ve ever simply wished to purchase
me a beer — please assist the Sentinel’s mission.”