Beginning with its Sunday, July 7 print edition, the East Valley Tribune in Mesa has once again become the Mesa Tribune.
Publisher Terry Horne says the change reflects what the Tribune is — a local community newspaper. He said the Mesa Tribune will focus on Mesa people, events and be the community’s watchdog of local government and institutions. Editors will continue to share important news and events in neighboring East Valley communities that Mesa readers care about most.
“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. The East Valley Tribune name will continue to be used in parts of the East Valley, but Mesa residents will receive a Mesa edition focused on Mesa.
“Mesa has been at the core of the Tribune for 100 years. It is time Mesa got its own Tribune back,” Horne said.