American Profile, a full-color national magazine with regionalized editorial content celebrating the interests, values and events of life in America's hometowns, will debut in the Pilot-Tribune on November 24 as a free magazine for subscribers.
Each edition of American Profile will include a broad range of regular features, including regional selections of Hometown Heroes, Close-To-Home regional calendars of events, as well as stories on celebrities with hometown ties, health trends, entertainment, and important current issues. A special regional editorial feature of each issue is a profile of one of America's great hometowns.
"American Profile is one of the most exciting ideas for smaller newspapers that the industry has ever seen," said Pilot Publisher Bob Madsen. "This full-color magazine will complement our award-winning local news coverage by providing editorial content that celebrates the people and places that make up our hometowns. American Profile embraces the values and spirit of our readers and we are pleased to bring it to them on a regular basis."
Until now, hometown and community newspapers have not had access to a magazine with quality content and production that meets or exceeds that of the Sunday national magazines, according to Dan Hammond, publisher and CEO of American Profile.
"Large market daily newspapers are well-served with the existing Sunday magazines, but weekly and small market dailies require fundamentally different approaches for editorial content, production and distribution. We are focusing our efforts solely on these markets," Hammond added.
Beginning November 24, American Profile will be a regular insert in the Pilot-Tribune home delivery and newstand editions each Saturday.