East Valley Tribune has a buyer, won’t close by Sharon Hill in Uncategorized 30 Nov 2009 Freedom Communications just announced an agreement to sell the East Valley Tribune in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa to Thirteenth Street Media, owner of free newspapers in nearby Tucson, and Telluride, Colo. The deal between Irvine, Calif.-based Freedom and Boulder, Colo.-based Thirteenth Street Media still needs approval of This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share east valley tribuneStrategythirteenth street mediatucson explorer Sharon Hill Sharon Hill has been a senior writer / analyst with the AIM Group since 2004, except for a two-year time-out to serve as sales and marketing manager for Suburban Newspapers of America. She worked at newspapers in California, the Carolinas and Indiana as a classified advertising sales supervisor and manager, and in newspaper circulation in Alaska. At the SNA, she was responsible for bringing in new members; lining up exhibitors, and helping develop programs for the classified conference and the classified alliance. She is also co-author of “Implementing and Managing Telework: A Guide for those who make it Happen” (Praeger Press) and a prolific blogger and social media user. She is based in Phoenix.