Salt Lake Tribune halts Spanish language paper

Published: Thursday, May 24 2012 4:46 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Citing declining revenue and decreasing circulation, The Salt Lake Tribune announced this week that effective Friday it would discontinue publication of its weekly Spanish language newspaper Ahora Utah.

Approximately 11,000 copies of the free paper were distributed weekly to street boxes in Salt Lake, Davis, Utah and Summit counties since it was established in May 2008. One employee will be laid off as a result of closing down publication.

Ahora Utah is the second weekly produced by the Tribune to be shutting down soon. Now In Salt Lake, an entertainment tabloid will cease publication on June 1, resulting in two layoffs.

Earlier this month, the Tribune cut nine newsroom positions in the wake of falling advertising revenue and print circulation.

Ahora Utah and Now In Salt Lake are also owned by MediaOne of Utah, which is jointly owned by The Tribune and the Deseret News. MediaOne handles printing, advertising and circulation for both publications.

The Tribune is owned by Denver-based MediaNews Group.

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