Queens Tribune

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The Queens Tribune is a free weekly newspaper founded as the monthly Flushing Tribune in February 1970 by Gary Ackerman. It is based in Whitestone, Queens. The paper's main offices moved to Whitestone from Fresh Meadows, Queens in November, 2010. The Tribune is a member of the New York Press Association. It's CEO is Micheal Schenkler, and the current Executive Editor is Michael Nussbaum. The managing editor for the Queens Tribune and its sister paper, The PRESS of Southeast Queens, is Steven Ferrari and their photographer is Ira Cohen. Reporters for the Queens Tribune include Joe Marvilli, Natalia Kozikowska and Luis Gronda.

From 1989 to 2002, the paper was owned by News Communications, parent of The Hill. Ackerman then repurchased the paper.

The Tribune is published in nine different sections, eight specific to different neighborhoods or regions of the borough, which are mostly the same except for the "This Week" section that includes one or two stories from that specific neighborhoods. The eight different sections are Astoria, Jackson Heights, Western Queens, South Queens, Forest Hills, Flushing, Bayside, and East Queens. The ninth edition is a "Queens Edition" which does not have any specific "This Week" page and is given out to subscribers.

Every month, the newspaper issues a special edition, called "glossy" issues, that focuses on a given topic. Recurring examples include the "Blue Book," or the annual Guide to Queens every January, Best of Queens, Arts & Culture, Gay Pride, and Community Characters editions.

The Tribune is also home to a newspaper called The PRESS of Southeast Queens, a separate paper that covers Jamaica, Queens and other Southeast Queens neighborhoods like Rosedale, Saint Albans, Hollis, Springfield Gardens, Cambria Heights, Queens Village, Addisleigh Park and Laurelton. The PRESS occasionally runs the same stories as the Tribune and vice-versa.

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