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The Madera Tribune

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Our History

Founded March 21, 1885, The Madera Tribune has long served the city and county of Madera, and for most of its history has been an independent and locally owned voice of the San Joaquin Valley.

Click here to read more about our past in the words of local historian Bill Coate (click here)

Vintage issues archive

Some older editions of The Madera Tribune and its former publishing rivals can be found online thanks to the California Digital Newspaper Collection. These newspapers, along with the weekly Madera County Times, eventually merged with The Madera Tribune.

The Tribune today

"The Madera Tribune is one of the last true conservative newspapers in California."

✍ Stephen Frank, editor-publisher of California Political News and Views

The Tribune is published Wednesday and Saturday by Madera Printing and Publishing Company on 30 percent recycled newsprint. Served by the Associated Press, it belongs to the California Newspaper Publishers Association.

"Our aim is to produce a newspaper of which we and the community can be proud, which will assist in promoting the welfare and progress of Madera County. Fair, considerate and courteous treatment of all is our guiding rule for news, advertising and all other contacts with the public."

✍ Dean Lesher, past publisher of The Madera Tribune