By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer
Within several weeks of each other, two long-time reporters who covered Arizona government and state politics left their posts for a yet undisclosed place.
Jim Small, who held nearly every newsroom position over a decade at Arizona Capitol Times (ACIR) left there for the then-startup of Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, which was formed as a non-profit organization in 2014. As executive director, he headed up a series of reports on how Arizona upended school procurement laws in effort to cool cozy relationships with builders.
No reason was given for his departure from ACIR.
Jeremy Duda last week posted on Twitter he had resigned from The Yellow Sheet Report, a sister publication of Arizona Capitol Times, where he also covered the Governor’s Office.
Duda last year published a book titled “If This Be Treason: The American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”
Duda indicated to Rose Law Group Reporter he would still be covering the state Capitol in his new position, and, according to a new email address for both, he and Small would be working together again.
They won numerous press awards over the years.