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Dylan Smith is the Editor and Publisher of TucsonSentinel.com, a nonprofit local independent online news organization. Prior to founding the Sentinel, he was the Online Editor for the Tucson Citizen, until the newspaper was shut down. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Local Independent Online News Publishers Association (LIONs), organizing a group of publishers of more than 100 local news websites across the country. He is a member of the Ochberg Society and Investigative Reporters and Editors. An experienced designer and programmer, he serves as an Invited Expert on the World Wide Web Consortium's HTML Working Group, helping to write the latest specification for the language that runs the Internet. He was the Executive Director of The Quintessential Stage, a nonprofit theatre company, and Editor and Publisher of ¿K? Magazine, an arts and culture monthly, in the 1990s. He comes from a long line of journalists; his great-grandfather began work as a reporter fresh from high school in 1900. His family operated the Wheaton (Ill.) Daily Journal for over 50 years. His grandfather was also an Editor and Publisher, his grandmother a copyeditor and typesetter, and his parents published an alternative newspaper in the 1960s. Despite his long heritage in print journalism, he's a firm believer in the power of the Internet to inform and inspire like no other medium for reporting.

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Re: “The Arizona Supreme Court Joins Republicans' Zero Tolerance Policy for Citizen Initiatives

Prop. 305 is a referendum, not an initiative. It would not limit private school vouchers; passage would expand the state's voucher program.

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 10/30/2018 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Thanks for all your hard work for an important community institution, Mari.

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 04/27/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Impactful

It's a godawful word. It did take off in the late '50s; here's hoping it slips into oblivion again: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?cont…

That was an Associated Press brief that set you off. While AP style is an important base for solid written journalism, it's also been the source of much clumsy mangling of the language.

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 05/16/2016 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Goodbye, Dad: Lloyd C. Nintzel, 1923-2016

Sorry for your loss, Jim. Thank you for sharing this.

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 01/20/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Tucson Sentinel is Going to Photograph Every Mile of the Arizona-Mexico Border

Thanks much for sharing, Chelo!

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 01/20/2015 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Is the Guggenheim Coming to Sixth Street and Stone? We're Guessing No

That building, along with the Bevel/former DPC warehouse and other structures in the area, has long been scheduled to be demolished to make way for the Downtown Links extension that will connect Aviation Highway to Interstate 10: http://downtownlinks.info/app/uploads/2014…

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 12/09/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Now I'm trying to wrap my head around the miraculous vision of ICP covering 69 Love Songs.

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Posted by Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.com on 12/03/2014 at 10:27 PM

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