Introduction to Phoenix News Media
Phoenix is the capital city of the state of Arizona and it is also the 5th most populous city in the United States. As per the citizenship survey of 2013, Phoenix had a population of 1,680,992 people. Being the 5th populous state in the country, Phoenix is a major market for the newspapers and news websites.
The history of newspapers and other news media in Phoenix can be traced back to the first newspaper, the Salt River Valley Herald. Salt River Valley Herald was a weekly newspaper that was founded in the year 1878. Over the years the name of the newspaper was changed several times and it was finally named the Phoenix Herald.
Phoenix Herald ceased the printed edition of the newspaper and it currently an online newspaper. As of 2020, The Arizona Republic is the leading newspaper that is currently in circulation in phoenix.
In this article, we will have a look at some of the leading newspaper and news websites that are popular in phoenix and discuss some interesting information about them.
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Phoenix Newspapers & News Websites
There are about 20 newspapers & news websites that are currently in circulation in phoenix. In this section, we will have a look at the prominent ones.
The Arizona Republic
The Arizona Republic is a popular daily newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona. The newspaper was founded in the year 1890 and is the most circulated newspaper in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic is, in fact, a major national daily newspaper owned by the Gannet Co. Inc. and has a circulation of 190,000 copies.
The Arizona Business Gazette
Arizona Business Gazette is a weekly business newspaper that is printed and circulated in Phoenix. The history of the newspaper can be traced back back to 1881 when it was first launched under the name Phoenix Evening Gazette. As the name suggests, it was an evening newspaper catering to the readers in Phoenix.
The newspaper was renamed to The Phoenix Gazette in 1930 when it was acquired by the owners of its rival, Arizona Republic. Eugene C. Pulliam acquired the newspaper in 1946 and it continued to be an evening newspaper catering to its readers in the Phoenix area until 1970. By the beginning of 1971, the Arizona Business Gazette was published as a daily on weekdays and as an evening newspaper on Saturdays. As of 2020, The Arizona Business Gazette is owned by the Gannett Co. Inc and has a circulation of 1208 copies.
The printed edition of the newspaper mainly focuses on real estate and local business news concerning phoenix. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, Arizona Business Gazette also owns an online news portal. Similar to the printed edition, the online newspaper focuses on real estate and local business news concerning phoenix.
Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times is a free weekly tabloid that is circulated in Phoenix and is owned by the Voice Media Group. The printed edition of the newspaper is published on Thursdays and it mainly covers local news and updates on local restaurants, music and art in Phoenix, Arizona.
It is interesting to note that Phoenix New Times was initially launched as a student newspaper at the Arizona State University in 1970. The newspaper was initially called The Arizona Times and was later renamed to New Timesin September 1970.
The printed edition of the newspaper exclusively focuses on covering the local news and updates concerning phoenix. As per the readership survey conducted in 2013, the newspaper had a circulation of 79,440 copies. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also own an online news website. Unlike the printed edition, the website is regularly updated with the latest news and is made available to the users for free.
There are dedicated sections on the website for news, music, food & drinks, arts & culture, things to do, classifieds & promotions. Phoenix New Times also has a strong presence on various social media platforms. Their social media handle frequently updated with the latest news and updates. Readers can also choose to follow these pages to keep themselves updated.
The Arizona Capitol Times
The Arizona Capitol Times is a weekly newspaper that is published every Friday on Phoenix, Arizona. The newspaper was founded in the year 1900 by Ned Creighton and was named The Arizona Legislative Review. It was in the year 1980 the newspaper was renamed to The Arizona Capitol Times. Since its inception, the newspaper has been focused on covering news and updates on the Arizona Legislature, the state’s politicians, government agencies and elected leadership.
Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, there is also an online news portal that is updated daily. There are dedicated sections on the website for news, events, podcasts, public notices, and so on.
East Valley Tribune
East Valley Tribune is a weekly newspaper in Phoenix catering to the readers in cities within the East Valley region of metropolitan Phoenix, including Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek. The newspaper is owned by the Times Media Group and has a circulation of 170,000 copies.
GCU Today is a newspaper run by a group of students at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. The newspaper mainly focuses on reporting the news and updates concerning the University and is circulated among the students. Apart from the printed edition, GCU Today also has an online website.
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Ahwatukee Foothills News is a weekly newspaper serving the Ahwatukee district of Phoenix. The newspaper was founded in the year 1976 and has since remained a weekly newspaper. As of 2020 the newspaper is owned by the Times Media Group and has a Circulation of 28.000 copies.
The Jewish News
The Jewish News is a weekly Jewish newspaper that is published in Phoenix, Arizona. The newspaper was founded in the year 1948 and is owned by the Phoenix Jewish News Inc. Jewish News mainly focuses on reporting local, national & international news that is of interest to the Jewish community of Phoenix. Apart from the printed edition, they also own an online newspaper.
Portland Phoenix is an alternative weekly published in Phoenix by the Phoenix Media/ Communications Group. It was founded in the year 1966 and has over the years become a prominent weekly in Phoenix.
West Valley View
West Valley View is a weekly newspaper that is currently in circulation in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. The newspaper mainly caters to the readers in the West Valley cities and towns of Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Tolleson and Tonopah. West Valley view was founded in the year 1986 and has since been published on Wednesdays.
The Catholic Sun
The Catholic Sun is a monthly newspaper in Phoenix which is also the official newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. The newspaper was founded in the year 1985 and has a circulation of around 125,000 copies. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also have an online website that is updated regularly.
Sonoran News is a weekly newspaper that is in circulation in Cave Creek, Arizona. The newspaper currently has a circulation of 37,000 copies and they are known for their right wind allegiance. When first launched it was a daily newspaper but owing to the decline in print revenue, it was converted into a weekly newspaper.
Arcadia News is an independently owned community newspaper in Phoenix that was founded in the year 1193. The newspaper as the name suggests mainly focuses on reporting news and updates concerning the Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Apart from the printed edition of the newspaper, they also own an online news website.
These are some of the prominent newspapers in Phoenix, Arizona.
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