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About The Trib

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Trib Total Media delivers news, information and advertising to portions of Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong and Butler counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. We strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our subscribers, advertisers, and partners by delivering the news where, when, and how our readers would like to receive it.

By offering a multimedia suite of products and services including daily and weekly newspapers and weekly shoppers along with websites, digital advertising, direct mail, commercial printing and media planning, we are the single source solution for all of your advertising and marketing needs.


 

Mission Statement

Trib Total Media seeks to run a successful, sustainable business that improves lives across western Pennsylvania while remaining honest, accountable and transparent.
Our employees work together, with mutual respect and cooperation, to serve readers and advertisers while strengthening our communities.
We will remain relevant by applying the knowledge from the past, meeting the urgency of today and following a clear purpose into the future.

 


 

Our Story

Richard Scaife purchased the Tribune Review Publishing Company (TRPC) and the Greensburg-based Tribune-Review in 1970. But it wasn’t until May 19, 1974 that the first Sunday edition was published. Within 10 years, circulation grew to over 80,000 subscribers. A Pittsburgh edition of the Tribune-Review was born nearly 20 years later, on December 17, 1992 following a divisive strike that ultimately killed the Pittsburgh Press.

The Trib launched Western PA’s first online news resource – Tributaries – in 1995. It relaunched in 1998 as PittsburghLIVE.com and later was renamed TribLIVE.com. Today, TribLIVE is one of the area’s leading online resources for news, information, entertainment, sports, classifieds and more.

In 1997 TRPC acquired four of the region’s other daily newspapers – Valley News Dispatch, Leader Times, Daily Courier and The Valley Independent.

TRPC’s sister corporation, Westminster Holdings, Inc. (WHI), acquired Gateway Press, Inc. in December 2003, then publisher of 22 weekly community newspapers, along with the Pennysaver, a full-service commercial print facility and direct-mail house. Two years later, the news, advertising, circulation and management teams of TRPC and WHI began using the name Trib Total Media to describe their newspaper and media properties.

In early 2008, TRPC purchased The Daily News, a six-day newspaper in McKeesport, and The Laurel Group, the publisher of six weekly newspapers in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. It later expanded its holdings once again by acquiring a chain of weekly newspapers serving the Kiski Valley collectively known as the Buttermilk Falls publications.

WHI officially changed its name to Trib Total Media, Inc. in December 2008 and TRPC transferred all of its newspaper and media assets to Trib Total Media, Inc., in essence merging the newspaper and media properties of WHI and TRPC.

After primarily focusing on print and digital content, Trib Total Media took a new direction and launched Total Promotional Solutions, a promotional products division, in March 2010 providing advertisers with even more marketing and branding solutions. Then, in January 2011 TribLIVE Radio, Pittsburgh’s only online radio station, was born, broadcasting live daily from studios on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

Continuing on a track of diversification, PrintSource was established as a sub-division of Trib Total Media’s commercial print division in March 2013. Recently PrintSource was renamed Three Rivers Print Source and was established as a subsidiary of Trib Total Media. In addition to the traditional services of a commercial printing firm, Three Rivers Print Source provides daily and weekly newspapers with a comprehensive set of services including printing, packaging and delivery, all from one source and one location.

In January 2016, the first of two waves of strategic changes was implemented when Trib Total Media closed The Daily News and The Valley Independent, sold the Leader Times and Daily Courier and consolidated the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Tribune-Review and Valley News Dispatch into one newspaper with 3 distinct editions. Later that year, Trib Total Media ceased publication of the Pittsburgh edition of the Tribune-Review and launched a fully digital edition of the newspaper named PghTrib.com.

In October of 2017 Trib Total Media announced a deal to purchase MSA Sports Network. The network was renamed the TribLIVE High School Sports Network and today broadcasts more than 2000 live sporting events each year covering over 15 sports at more than 140 schools.

SewickleyHerald.com was launched in May 2018 as a companion website to the popular Sewickley Herald weekly newspaper and the first site in Trib Total Media’s Neighborhood News Network. SewickleyHerald.com delivers the news and information that the readers have come to expect from the print edition but it also relies on individuals and community organizations to post and share news to the site as well.

Similar sites were launched over the next 2 years in communities covered by Trib Total Media’s weekly community newspapers. In June 2020 15 more sites were launched without print components and today the Neighborhood News Network encompasses 31 local news sites.

While continuing to stay at the forefront of innovation in content development and distribution, Trib Total Media has returned to its roots as a family of community newspapers, focusing efforts in 3 key markets within Southwestern Pennsylvania – Westmoreland County, the Alle-Kiski Valley and Allegheny County. By delivering daily and weekly newspapers, a weekly shopper, promotional products, direct mail, and digital services, Trib Total Media can efficiently and cost-effectively address the advertising needs of advertisers big and small. And, it can provide news and information to readers when and where they want to receive it, in the format best suited to their lifestyle.

 


 

Core Values

Integrity

Integrity

Integrity is the cornerstone of our organization.
We strive to uphold the highest standards of integrity in our reporting, business practices and customer service by acting with honesty and transparency.

Collaboration

Collaboration

Collaboration, both internally and externally, is the key to our continued growth and success. Communication across departments and mutually beneficial partnerships with those outside of our organization are necessary to better serve our readers, advertisers and communities.

Accountability

Accountability

We are accountable to each other as well as to our customers and communities to always act in a way that fosters these core values. We aim to make decisions that keep our organization fiscally sound and socially responsible and make every effort to produce work of which we can all be proud.

Respect

Respect

Our vast and diverse audience is entitled to the respect of our entire organization.
In turn, we constantly work to earn and maintain the respect of the communities that we serve.
The history of our organization, our customers and the institution of journalism are to be honored by our actions and decisions

Evolution

Evolution

Evolution is a constant that we embrace.
We challenge old ways of thinking and continually seek out innovative ideas and opportunities for development and growth.