Beginning with its Sunday, July 7 print edition, the East Valley Tribune has become an even more locally-focused newspaper for its readers.
Up until now, the East Valley Tribune has had a north zone (Mesa) and a south zone (Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe and Queen Creek). It now will be four news versions aimed at being more local. Now, the Mesa Tribune, the Gilbert Tribune, the Chandler Tribune will all be home delivered to households in those communities, respectively. The fourth edition, the East Valley Tribune, will be delivered in Tempe and Queen Creek and in single-copy locations throughout the East Valley.
Publisher Terry Horne says the change reflects what the Tribune is — a local community newspaper.
“The future of news is local. World, national and state news are a commodity that is easily obtained from many sources in print and online,” Horne said. “Our intention is that our print editions, online editions, web sites and community newsletters will be the top sources of information and advertising for your community.”
The Tribune newspaper name first appeared in Mesa in 1913 as the Mesa Daily Tribune. In 1997 it was combined with the Tempe Daily News, the Chandler Arizonan, the Gilbert Tribune and Scottsdale Progress to become the East Valley Tribune.