Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



Beginning Tuesday, March 4, Portlanders will see a lot more of us. On that day, the Portland Tribune will add a Tuesday edition, increasing its print frequency to twice a week.

In addition to publishing more frequently, the Tribune also will introduce a number of new and expanded features for its readers. We’ll add a business section, health and fitness pages, more regional news, more puzzles and comics, syndicated columnists and expanded sports coverage.

We are making these changes because we have great confidence in the enduring combination of printed newspapers and local news. The business model of the Portland Tribune and the Pamplin Media Group is predicated upon the power of local and community news. Nationwide — and certainly in the Portland area — newspapers that specialize in local news have continued to succeed in the digital era, both in printed form and online.

Put simply, the newspapers that thrive into the future will be those that utilize all formats — paper and various digital platforms — to deliver highly localized information.

Our decision to increase the printed frequency of the Portland Tribune follows 18 months of steady growth by the Pamplin Media Group, which is locally owned by Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

In that period of time, we have added nine community newspapers either through acquisition or startups, bringing us to a total of 25. Along the way, we have had the pleasure of making new friends in each of the additional communities we serve.

In recent months, the Pamplin Media Group also has enlarged its digital footprint, publishing online news for more communities with more frequent updates and continuous coverage of breaking news.

As we move forward, we understand our success as a business is dependent on the trust we earn with readers and advertisers. A deep relationship with our communities is the foundation of our business. Please send us your comments and emails, or pick up the phone and give us a call. We are part of this community and value your opinions.

We look forward to hearing from you as our local growth continues.

— J. Mark Garber

President and publisher

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers

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