We know that many of our readers live in Portland and work in the suburbs, or vice versa. As such, they often care about the news in more than one of our sister publications.
It's worth saying that Pamplin Media Group — the Tribune and our almost 25 sister publications — are still the No. 1 best source for local news in our area. We are the "boots on the ground" in our suburban communities, covering education, the local business community, and the news that affects your family, your neighborhood, your job.
That's been tougher than ever since we lost 50% of our overall revenue last March due to COVID-19. We took dramatic steps to survive, reducing the work hours for all of our employees. Since then, thanks to the support of our readers, we have been able to add back some work hours. But we still aren't as fully staffed as we were before COVID-19.
The truth is, we want to deliver more local news, but we must have the financial support to justify it.
That's where you come in.
My hope is, if we deliver a quality local news product — a news product you can't get anywhere else — that you'll pay a reasonable price to support our work.
Most importantly, growing our subscriber base can give us a consistent source of revenue that we can then reinvest in our news staff to generate more local stories about your community.
As a loyal reader, we know you understand the value and importance of local news. Today, we have a special offer for readers — our Pamplin All-Access Pass.
The Pamplin All-Access Pass is the best and most affordable way for you to stay informed about all the important news happening throughout Oregon. From what's happening in Salem to the streets of downtown Portland, this past year we all learned first-hand how news happening from around the state affects us all.
For $99 per year, readers will receive a one-year subscription to your Portland Tribune (a $49 value).
The Tribune provides weekly coverage of local events, thoughtful analysis on its opinion pages, as well as sports coverage about the Blazers, Timbers, Ducks, Beavers and more. And if they love puzzles, every week the Tribune runs two full pages of puzzles sure to keep readers busy during these rainy Oregon winters.
Finally, the Pamplin All-Access Pass also provides you with unlimited digital access to every story written each week by the reporters of the Pamplin Media Group (more than 4,500 stories per month).
Collectively, the Pamplin All-Access Pass is the best way for you to stay informed about everything happening in the communities in which you work and live.
If you love and value local news, this is the deal for you. Most significantly, your support will continue to fund our journalists and their efforts to provide important local news to inform and engage our communities.
To take advantage of this great offer, fill out the form on the back page of this week's newspaper or go online to www.savinglocalnews.com.
Mark Garber is president of Pamplin Media Group.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.