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Published: Wednesday, May 4 2011 5:31 p.m. MDT

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BoringGuy
Holladay, UT

If circulation is rising at the Des News, perhaps it could bring back some of the writers it laid off. The quality doesn't seem as good ever since.

Tennor
Orem, UT

I just subscribed last week for the sole purpose of getting Sunday coupons. Gotta save in this economy.

christoph
Brigham City, UT

The Tribune is cynical on every page; and hopefully dies a slow death.

attentive
Salt Lake City, UT

Whatever happened to El Observador?

guitarboy
South Jordan, UT

"During the same period, daily and Sunday circulation of the Salt Lake Tribune declined."

This would have come across as more even-handed, if the article had included the circulation of the SLTrib as well, or at least the SLTrib circulation as most recently known to the Deseret News. The SLTrib circulation is still significantly larger than the Deseret News.

I am pleased to see circulation rise in the Deseret News. I am an avid supporter of the Deseret News, in many ways. I would just prefer that the above kind of selective incompleteness be avoided.

Keep up the otherwise great work on this great paper. I enjoy reading the Deseret News and have for years.

Hunt
Spanish Fork, UT

Kinda of odd to be patting yourself on the back don't you think?

We the People
Sandy, UT

I happily cancelled my subscription.

hatumai
Holladay, UT

@ guitarboy

Didn't you see the graphic? They're honest and open with the disparity in their numbers.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

Hard copy is the way of the dinosaur, save trees. Plus you can troll like me...

I Still Can't Say It
Holladay, UT

I'll consider subscribing if the coverage of the Utes improves and if the paper quits dramatically favoring the team in Provo.

There's absolutely no balance. The Cougars are treated like royalty while every story about the Utes has a negative spin. It's unprofessional.

Jimmy James
Salt Lake City, Ut

Deseret News:

I like you and want to support you, but this article baffles me.

First off, publicly patting yourself on the back does not win friends (or in your case, subscribers).

Secondly, until you printed that helpful graphic (thanks Hatumai), I never realized that the discrepancy in distribution between the two papers was that large.

Essentially what you just did, is in the name of pointing out a minimal gain (2-3%), you've now advertised to the world that the Trib has almost twice the distribution as you. Way to make yourself the little brother and show off an inferiority complex at the same time.

International Cougar Fan
Tacoma, WA

Deseret News, BYUtv, KSL, Fox News, and ESPN stations are mostly what I watch. I am mostly disappointed with other media.

Keep up the good work Deseret News!

BlueSaint
South Jordan, UT

I think Vai Sikahema's Articles have a lot to do with it!

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

I always use the online to keep up what is going on in Utah. Great newspaper!

Sewell
Salt Lake City, UT

Good news. Maybe now is the time to start thinking of some improvements, specifically: the return of a complete business section with more complete and detailed business coverage, national and local, along with the Wall Street Journal Sunday business section. It's hard to believe that a newspaper, or any business, can cut back on service and expect an increased customer base. But with some basic improvements I would certainly again become a full-time subscriber. But the News is certainly a better option than the anti-Utah, anti-everything that good and wholesome, SLC Tribune.
Thanks

gizmo33
St. George, Utah

Tennor. you can get the same coupons off the internet for FREE !

dalefarr
South Jordan, Utah

Didn't the numbers of those who view the D-News on line decline? Shouldn't a newspaper report the total number to provide an accurate news story?

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

The Tribune is the independent voice of "hate". Kinda sad because they once printed a good newspaper. Great spors section.

Now it's only anti-mormon propoganda. I've had NON-MORMONS tell me the same thing!

Tennor
Orem, UT

@gizmo33

Some of them - but not all. I'm one of those coupon crazy people that needs all of 'em!

OceanAvenue
Bountiful, Utah

If the Deseret News is doing so well, it's time to hire back the experienced, professional reporters and eliminate all of the cheesy bloggers. I cringe at the Arts section each Sunday; art coverage now being handled by stay-at-home moms. How insulting to the real reporters plus embarrassing and unprofessional. Bring competence back.

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