Black Press turns the page

Welcome to our first ever free Wednesday edition of the Williams Lake Tribune.

Welcome to our first ever free Wednesday edition of the Williams Lake Tribune.

In the weeks and months to come you will see staff working harder than ever to set the bar in local journalism, bringing you the latest in happenings around the city and throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin.

It is no secret that the newspaper industry has been, and is continuing to go through an evolution in how we give and you receive the news.

This week’s revived products will be a reflection of our dedication to you, our community.

Our leaders within Black Press have put a lot of thought and energy into how we can better serve the staff, our advertisers and our readers in the years to come.

These changes will see the Tribune, which has been the area’s voice of record for 83 consecutive years, let go of its long-running Tuesday and Thursday subscription-based editions to offer a free, weekly edition of the Tribune coming out on Wednesdays starting today.

Additionally, Black Press has brought its more recently acquired product, the 15-plus-year-old Cariboo Advisor, into the fold as well to bring more news and feature articles and weekly flyers to our communities on Fridays.

Besides publishing two newspapers a week, we will also be your source for breaking news and events around the clock with our free web-based news at www.wltribune.com. Life is all about change and we here at the Trib are embracing this new format which will allow our editorial staff to once again do what we like best, which is to delve deep into the stories that shape all our lives.

Editorially, readers can continue to enjoy the work of our resident “sports guy,” award winning journalist Greg Sabatino.

Award-winning reporter Monica Lamb-Yorski will continue to bring you the latest in features and hard news affecting our lives in the forestry and mining sectors as well as the weekly goings on at city hall and more.

A longtime anchor in the newsroom, Gaeil Farrar will continue to cover the arts and community scene while also helping to steer the ship internally as the department’s assistant editor.

Angie Mindus will be coming back home to the Tribune as acting editor over the next year to oversee the newspaper’s current transition. Mindus, who started her journalism career at the Tribune almost 20 years ago, is an award-winning photographer and news writer, garnering both provincial and national journalism awards for her local work.

Due to family obligations Mindus will be balancing her time for this project, however, says she’s confident teaming up with her longtime friend and colleague, Farrar, also an award-winning journalist, the two will bring the high standard of journalism that the staff and community want.

If you see news happening, or have any story suggestions for our staff, please give us a call at 250-392-2331 or email us at editor@wltribune.com.