East Valley Tribune threatened

As Freedom Communications, publisher of the Orange County Register filed for bankruptcy on September 1, it could take (former) free daily East Valley Tribune with it in its downfall.

In the beginning of this year, the former daily paper went from a daily to a 4-days-a-week schedule (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and started to distribute separate free local editions for Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek with a total circulation of 100,000.

In May 2009, the paper dropped the Saturday edition, meaning it’s not a ‘real’ newspaper anymore (as I stick to the WAN’s definition of a newspaper, which must be published four days week at least). In that operation 13 employees lost their job.

Left is the last Saturday edition of May 8, 2009.

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