The Ames Tribune
The Ames Tribune, Sunday, July 26, 2015
TypeDaily newspaper
(except Monday)
Founded1868 (1868) as The Intelligencer
Headquarters210 5th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010

The Ames Tribune is a newspaper published Tuesday through Sunday based in Ames, Iowa. The newspaper is owned by Gannett.


In 1986, the Tribune was bought by Michael Gartner and Gary Gerlach, two former executives at The Des Moines Register.[2] Gartner won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing at the Tribune. The Omaha World-Herald Company bought the Ames Tribune in 1999 from Gartner, Gerlach, and the estate of David Belin.[3] Stephens Media purchased the Tribune from the Omaha World-Herald Company in 2010.[4][5] In 2015, the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group.[6] New Media acquired Gannett Company in 2019, making the Tribune a sibling publication to The Des Moines Register.[7]


  1. ^ "Find Iowa Newspaper". Iowa Newspaper Association. Retrieved 2023-04-10.
  2. ^ Ames Tribune sold
  3. ^ Omaha company to buy parent of Ames Tribune
  4. ^ "Tribune sold to Stephens Media; new publisher named". Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  5. ^ World-Herald subsidiary sells seven Iowa papers
  6. ^ Howard Stutzlas (2015-02-19). "Review-Journal, parent Stephens Media to be sold to New Media". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  7. ^ Tracy, Marc (November 19, 2019). "Gannett, Now Largest U.S. Newspaper Chain, Targets 'Inefficiencies'". The New York Times. Retrieved November 19, 2019.