Today’s Chicago Tribune marks the debut o a bigger, better newspapercreated to meet the expectations o our most loyal readers.For the past week, we’ve highlighted the pages that will be flled withexpanded news coverage.Starting today, you will fnd those extra news pages throughout yournewspaper each day, presented in a resh new design and typography.We’ve added depth, dimension and range to our news report. That meansmore coverage on the topics you asked or. We’ve strengthened the newspaperor readers who are serious about their news and love their daily experiencewith the newspaper.We are very excited about this new Chicago Tribune and we think you willbe too.We are expanding coverage and increasing pages in fve key newscategories:
Chicago-area news and investigative reporting, building on a coreribune strength.
Business, with more coverage o the local economy and the people whopower it.
National and world news and analysis rom Tribune correspondents andother sources.
Arts and entertainment news and eatures rom Chicago and the nation.
Editorials and commentary, ocused especially on Chicago and Illinois. You’ll fnd 40–44 ull pages o news content added to the Chicago Tribuneeach week. Total news space is now greater than it was fve years ago.Today’s edition, or example, carries eight additional ull news pages: Fourin Main News or Chicagoland, Nation & World and Opinion; two in Business;and two in A+E. More details about these additions appear elsewhere in thisreport. As always, the Chicago Tribune is dedicated to providing the mostcomprehensive news report or and about the Chicago region each day. This isthe primary reason that readers come to the Tribune, and that is our mission.Through our reporting, we are committed to seeing the world throughyour eyes and capturing what it means to live, work and play in the Chicagoarea. You expect us to hold our leaders and institutions to the standard o competence and honesty that citizens o this region demand. With your help,we celebrate what is good about Chicago and strive to correct what is not.Over the past ew years, Tribune readers have witnessed tremendouschange in the newspaper as we grappled with the challenges o our industry and the economic recession.Technology is dramatically expanding how people get news andinormation. We recognize that you want news delivered in a variety o ormsover a wide range o digital devices. The Chicago Tribune is there, online andon your mobile device, and we will meet your digital inormation needs nowand in the uture.We’ve redesigned our website, chicagotribune.com, to accomplish that goal.Chicagotribune.com is reorganized and easier to navigate, and it is nowocused even more on breaking news. The newspaper and the website arehighly complementary, recognizing that our readers and visitors have dierentinormation needs at dierent times o the day.Despite technological change, the printed paper remains very special tomany people.We are investing in the paper to ensure it is vital and rewarding. By doing so, the Chicago Tribune is charting a new course, oering one o the ew printeditions in America that is growing again.We look orward to making this journey together with you.Sincerely,
n expanded Tribunefor our loyal readers
We’ve added depth, dimension and rangeto our news report to serve you better
Gerould W. KernEditorTony W. HunterPublisher
Our news priorities
We stand up or thecommunity through investigative reporting.
Capturing the Chicago experience:
We convey what it meansto live in this region and our connections with the world.
Government and public affairs:
We spotlight importantcommunity issues and hold our leaders accountable.
Business and the local economy:
We explain theChicago economy and help people navigate their lives.
Entertainment, sports and culture:
We reporton the drama o Chicago sports, arts and culture.
We strive to be a leading citizen, oering viewpoints and solutions.
We stimulateconversation, debate and help connect people.
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