The Idaho Press-Tribune is expanding its footprint in the Treasure Valley, hiring new reporters covering Ada County, opening a Boise bureau and adding sections to the daily newspaper.
To reflect the new focus on the greater Treasure Valley, the company has changed the name of its news products in both print and online to the Idaho Press.
“We have a track record of successfully capturing new opportunities, and we are looking forward to introducing the Idaho Press to those in Boise who may not know us very well,” said publisher Matt Davison. “I’m confident that folks will be impressed. We have an incredibly talented staff, a solid local news product and a state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar press. Sounds like a recipe for success to me.”
In the past several weeks, the Idaho Press has hired several new editors and reporters, added back a third section to the newspaper and expanded its coverage valleywide.
The Idaho Press is also now available for home delivery to all of Ada County.
Historically a Canyon County newspaper, the Idaho Press-Tribune has a rich history as the paper of record in Canyon County, dating back to 1883.
“It’s not lost on me that we are likely the only newspaper in the country undertaking such an aggressive expansion effort,” Davison said. “Our owners, Adams Publishing Group, are committed to local community journalism. With their support, the entire Treasure Valley is about to see a significant increase in the amount of local news available. That’s a very good thing for all of us. All we ask for is for folks to give us a chance at becoming their preferred local news source. You won’t be disappointed.”
In addition to maintaining its current staff of journalists covering Canyon County, the Idaho Press has brought on a team of reporters to cover Ada County, including Margaret Carmel, who covers Boise City Hall; Xavier Ward, who covers Ada County government; Tommy Simmons, who covers Ada County cops and courts; and Boise bureau chief Betsy Z. Russell, who covers Idaho politics and state government.
Veteran journalist Jeanne Huff was brought on as the Idaho Press’ community engagement editor, leading the effort to bring back the third “feature” section of the paper each day.
Brian Myrick was hired in May as the new photo editor, and he is working on adding another photographer to the staff.
In addition, the Idaho Press is looking to add to the sports department with new hires.
The Idaho Press has expanded its coverage area as it sees an opportunity to serve a larger audience through print and digital news products. With late deadlines for its printing press, the Idaho Press is able to deliver late-breaking news and late sports scores in the newspaper.
For more information about the Idaho Press, visit idahopress.com.