Media Watch


The second issue of Occupied Tucson Citizen came out last week. The publication, which borrows its model from other Occupy movement efforts such as The Occupied Wall Street Journal and The Occupied Washington Post, and has a font reminiscent of the defunct Tucson Citizen, provides another installment of its exposés on Tucson's 1 percent. The first issue focuses on Don Diamond, the second on Jim Click.

"We do have some talent, and we hope to draw upon some of that," said editorial board member Greg Evans. "We're trying to not just be a standard political journal hammering away on certain issues. We're trying to be offbeat at times, like a '60s-style underground journal, and at times we do straight news about Tucson."

The publication also provides a guide to free meals in Tucson, which has brought it the most recognition.

"There was positive reaction to the free feed section on page 6, and I know people are clipping that out at shelters throughout town as something of a public service type thing," Evans said. "That's gotten the single most positive reaction."

Occupied Tucson Citizen's second 10,000-copy run came with a price tag of about $600. Donors who assisted the cause are listed on the organization's website,

"We're generating some real momentum on the website. It's taken a long time," Evans said. "We've tried to link with some of the other major sites like Censored News, Three Sonorans and other blogs with specialized news. We're trying to pick up on some reprints from other alternative media in Tucson."

For those interested in tracking down a print copy, the website provides a list of places they're available.

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