Chicago Tribune Adds Pages, Expands Coverage

Website redesign focuses on breaking news

Jun 15, 2011, 08:35 ET from Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune today launched an expanded print edition featuring more content, greater depth, new columns and features based on extensive research with home-delivery subscribers and other readers.  Coverage will expand in five key news categories – local news and investigative reporting, business, national and world news, arts and entertainment and editorials and commentary.

The Chicago Tribune will now include 40 to 44 extra pages each week- more total news than five years ago.  Importantly, the newsstand price of the print edition will remain unchanged, and home-delivery subscribers will continue getting discounts off the newsstand price.

"We've added depth, dimension and range to the Chicago Tribune to meet the expectations of our most loyal readers," said Gerould Kern, Senior Vice President and Editor. "The Tribune remains focused on Chicago-area news and investigative reporting, and we've strengthened the newspaper for readers who are most interested in the news and love their daily experience with the newspaper."

Here's a preview of what readers will find over the next week:

  • 12 more full Business news pages per week
  • 10 more full Nation & World news pages per week
  • 6 more full Chicagoland news pages per week.
  • 4 more full Opinion and Perspective section pages per week.
  • Monday thru Saturday Live! becomes A&E (Arts & Entertainment) with 10 more full news pages each week.
  • On Thursdays, the Play section becomes Dining.
  • 2 more full Sunday section pages each week.
  • On Wednesdays, Chicagoland Extra becomes Chicagoland Health & Family.

Along with the print changes, a redesigned has re-launched now highlighting breaking news.  Consumers come to to find out what's going on in Chicago.  The new site will make it easier for them to find the breaking news they are looking for, including a new breaking entertainment section.  With easy-to-scan sections, the site will be easier to navigate for a more satisfying browsing experience.

"The site is complementary to our print edition and now highlights breaking news and a ribbon to emphasize news from today's newspaper," said Bill Adee, Vice President of Digital Development and Operations.  "With the support of the largest newsroom in the Midwest, is the destination for relevant, timely news and information for Chicagoans."

About Chicago Tribune Media Group

Chicago Tribune Media Group is a media and business services company that publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune.  CTMG also produces related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland, including RedEye, Hoy, Chicago Magazine, TribLocal, TheMash,,, and  Reaching 4.8 million adults each week in the greater Chicago area, CTMG is the leading news and information destination in Chicagoland.

SOURCE Chicago Tribune