Overview:Home of The Explorer, Marana News, Foothills News, Desert Times, Tucson Weekly and Inside Tucson Business
Since its founding in 1993, The Explorer has become the leading news source for Marana, Oro Valley and Northwest Tucson in southern Arizona. The Explorer covers a variety of topics and issues that impact our readers — such as government, business, sports, recreation, arts and entertainment — and offers a voice for the people involved with them.
The Explorer’s coverage of important issues and events over the years has garnered numerous journalism awards from Arizona Newspapers Association (ANA) and Arizona Press Club. Our recent honors include first place awards for Best Use of Photography, Best News Feature Story, Best News Photograph and Best Sports Photograph during ANA’s 2010 Better Newspapers Contest.
Why Tucson Local Media?
We are local. Local is Northwest Tucson. We cover Northwest Tucson better than any other media. Local. It’s what drives us, what separates us and what defines us. The communities of Oro Valley, Marana, and Pima and Pinal counties rely on us to deliver local and relevant news and advertising in print and online. We are the dominant media in the most desirable geography in the Northwest Tucson area, reaching more Northwest Tucson residents throughout our print and online products than any competitor. For our advertisers and our readers, we deliver the Northwest now and in the future.
Tucson Local Media Newspapers:
Explorer – 34,850
Marana – 9,550
Tucson Weekly – 38,500
Inside Tucson Business – 5,600
Desert Times – 6,500
Foothills News – 8,000