The primary newspaper serving the Mesa area is the East Valley Tribune. This is a daily newspaper that actually serves the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan area including Mesa as well as Chandler, Tempe, Casa Grande, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.
The East Valley & Scottsdale Tribune is actually the result of several newspapers being combined after being acquired by Cox Enterprises. These newspapers included The Tempe Daily News, the Scottsdale Progress, the Mesa Tribune and the Chandler Arizonan. Today the East Valley Tribune is owned by Freedom Communications.
The East Valley & Scottsdale Tribune offers a regular subscription edition with numerous sections, including national and world news, as well as a free edition that covers community news. The free edition is available in newsstands around Mesa. The full, paid-subscription version of the East Valley & Scottsdale Tribune is available for home delivery. Subscriptions are available on a year, six month and quarterly basis. Complimentary e-Trib deliveries are also available for active military members.
In addition to the East Valley & Scottsdale Tribune, Mesa is also served by The Beehive. The Beehive has served Mesa for more than thirty years. A LDS newspaper published to serve the LDS community in Mesa, The Beehive began as a ward Relief Society newsletter that eventually grew into two large publications that now serve almost half a million LDS members in Arizona as well as Nevada.
The Beehive was originally founded by Richard and Carlene Taylor and continues to provide information about the accomplishments and events of LDS members within their home communities.