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An expanded Tribune for our loyal readers
We’ve added depth, dimension and range to our news report to serve you better
Today’s Chicago Tribune marks the debut of a bigger, better newspaper created to meet the expectations of our most loyal readers. For the past week, we’ve highlighted the pages that will be filled with expanded news coverage. Starting today, you will find those extra news pages throughout your newspaper each day, presented in a fresh new design and typography. We’ve added depth, dimension and range to our news report. That means more coverage on the topics you asked for. We’ve strengthened the newspaper for readers who are serious about their news and love their daily experience with the newspaper. We are very excited about this new Chicago Tribune and we think you will be too. We are expanding coverage and increasing pages in five key news categories: n Chicago-area news and investigative reporting, building on a core Tribune strength. n Business, with more coverage of the local economy and the people who power it. n National and world news and analysis from Tribune correspondents and other sources. n Arts and entertainment news and features from Chicago and the nation. n Editorials and commentary, focused especially on Chicago and Illinois. You’ll find 40–44 full pages of news content added to the Chicago Tribune each week. Total news space is now greater than it was five years ago. Today’s edition, for example, carries eight additional full news pages: Four in Main News for Chicagoland, Nation & World and Opinion; two in Business; and two in A+E. More details about these additions appear elsewhere in this report. As always, the Chicago Tribune is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive news report for and about the Chicago region each day. This is the primary reason that readers come to the Tribune, and that is our mission. Through our reporting, we are committed to seeing the world through your eyes and capturing what it means to live, work and play in the Chicago area. You expect us to hold our leaders and institutions to the standard of competence and honesty that citizens of this region demand. With your help, we celebrate what is good about Chicago and strive to correct what is not. Over the past few years, Tribune readers have witnessed tremendous change in the newspaper as we grappled with the challenges of our industry and the economic recession. Technology is dramatically expanding how people get news and information. We recognize that you want news delivered in a variety of forms over a wide range of digital devices. The Chicago Tribune is there, online and on your mobile device, and we will meet your digital information needs now and in the future. We’ve redesigned our website, chicagotribune.com, to accomplish that goal. Chicagotribune.com is reorganized and easier to navigate, and it is now focused even more on breaking news. The newspaper and the website are highly complementary, recognizing that our readers and visitors have different information needs at different times of the day. Despite technological change, the printed paper remains very special to many 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, offering one of the few print editions in America that is growing again. We look forward to making this journey together with you. Sincerely,
Tony W. Hunter Publisher
Gerould W. Kern Editor
Our news priorities
Watchdog reporting: We stand up for the
community through investigative reporting.
Capturing the Chicago experience: We convey what it means
to live in this region and our connections with the world.
Government and public affairs: We spotlight important
community issues and hold our leaders accountable.
Business and the local economy: We explain the
Chicago economy and help people navigate their lives.
Entertainment, sports and culture: We report
on the drama of Chicago sports, arts and culture.
Opinion leadership: We strive to be a leading
citizen, offering viewpoints and solutions.
Community engagement: We stimulate
conversation, debate and help connect people.