The Idaho Press and Boise Weekly have been in business together for many years. Publisher Sally Freeman and I often shared the challenges we face in the age of media evolution. We have a similar vision of our future and a shared passion for top-notch local journalism.
Several months back, Sally and I began exploring new partnership ideas that would strengthen both of our local news organizations. After much discussion, we opted to jump in with both feet, and Boise Weekly became a sister publication of the Idaho Press in August 2018.
This new partnership will drastically expand the reach of Boise Weekly in the Treasure Valley and supplement the Idaho Press with exceptional content that we know our readers will enjoy.
Starting this week, you'll find Boise Weekly inserted into the Idaho Press every Thursday. Boise Weekly will remain free at dozens of rack locations across the valley. However, if you subscribe to the Idaho Press for just $10 per month, you'll get Boise Weekly delivered with your Thursday paper every week.
Our goal is to bring the best and most comprehensive local news to all our readers in the Treasure Valley. We hope that you are as excited about this addition as we are.
–Matt Davison, President, Publisher, Idaho Press
Being the sole owner of Boise Weekly for the last 18 years has been challenging. In December 2017, I shared with you that Boise Weekly was facing challenges when we refocused our distribution to the Treasure Valley. I assured you that Boise Weekly would not go anywhere, and I have held my promise. I have been working side by side with my colleague Matt Davison for years. Matt and I have relied on each other for support, confiding in one another regarding challenges in the business of newspapers and publishing. The joining of forces between Idaho Press and Boise Weekly under the Adams Publishing Group umbrella is a bold move to propel us forward. I am grateful to find a partner who believes in journalism and the mission of Boise Weekly. I will remain at the helm of Boise Weekly to ensure a smooth transition and bring you the Boise Weekly that you expect and rely on every week.
–Sally Freeman, Publisher, Boise Weekly