Published: Friday, Jan. 25 2013 5:15 p.m. MST
Congratulations!Despite its flaws, the Deseret News is a relatively
good paper, hence the growth.For the "rest of the story" to
use a little Paul Harvey lingo, it would be nice to see how fast the local
competition is growing. I am sure the Salt Lake Tribune IS growing, right....
[snicker, chuckle, guffaw!] Or, are the most liberal rags not expanding but
rather losing circulation?
Tastes and interests in learning have gone downhill. This is a big so what!
It's not clear from this article whether the DN -- or any other newspaper
-- had any growth at all outside of the "branded edition" which is
distributed free as an insert in other newspapers, and the digital edition.
It's a tough world out there for traditional printed editions. I guess you
have to look for good news where you can.
One of the things that amuses me is to see critical comments on here from people
all around Utah and the country bashing the supposed slant that DN puts on the
news.And yet they just keep commenting on these threads to vent their
angry little feelings.Good job DN for providing a wonderful variety
of news as well as stories of good will.The mixture of uplifting news and
information is much higher than the typical news sources I watch and read each
day.Plus there is much more respect shown by the articles and writers of
the DN compared to the other local paper which apparently is not growing quite
as fast. How refreshing!
The other local paper?Narrow that down dear.There is
more than one.
Paganette:The Beaver Press [Beaver]Box Elder News Journal
[Brigham City]Canyon Country Zephyr [Moab]City Weekly [Salt Lake
City]Daily Journal [Orem]The Daily Universe [Provo]Davis
County Clipper [Bountiful]Deseret News [Salt Lake City]Emery
County Progress [Castle Dale]The Event [Salt Lake City]Hark The
Herald [Provo]The Herald Journal [Logan]Hilltop Times [Hill
AFB]Moab's Times-Independent [Moab]Morgan Valley Weekly
[Morgan]New Utah [Lehi]Park Record [Park City]The
Richfield Reaper [Richfield]Salina Sun [Salina]The Salt Lake
Tribune [Salt Lake City]The Signpost [Weber State]The Spectrum
[Saint George]Sun Advocate [Price]Standard-Examiner [Ogden]Southern Utah News [Kanab]Times News [Nephi]Transcript
Bulletin [Tooele]Utah Statesman Online [Logan]Uintah Basin
Standard [Roosevelt]Valley News and Salina Sun [Gunnison]Vernal
Express [Vernal]Wasatch Wave [Heber]
I've been sad to see how the DNews has gone from a real paper with a core
value of news and investigative reporting to being a Readers Digest feel-good,
cheerleading for LDS figures, type "news"paper. It has become expendable
in Utah. The Tribune dedicates many times the resources of the DNews to real
news reporting. Latest evidence? The Trib's reporting on the John Swallow
controversy left DNews in the dust. Likewise, the Trib is far superior in
reporting on legislative, county and municipal affairs. I want a
newspaper that informs me, not reinforces my pre-existing ideology. The
direction in which DNews has evolved betrays the fundamental LDS belief that the
glory of God is intelligence.
The other local papers' "comments" section is a bad joke. NOTHING
but bashing anything/everything related to Mormons in general or Utahns in
particular.I think even the people who post in the "other"
one are ashamed of themselves.Good work DN.
The SLLIB exists as nothing more than an antimormon rag, and these numbers show
how people in utah are fed up with the vocal minority telling us what to do. If
you don't like the GOP utah state there are plenty of shrinking blues
states to choose from
I would like to know what is the daily paid circulation of the print edition
compared with previous years. That has been the traditional barometer of how a
newspaper is doing.
As an LDS member I am troubled by the decidely politically
conservative/Republican Party oriented coverage and editorials of the Deseret
News. If the Deseret News was not owned by the LDS church, whose stated policy
is not to endorse political parties or candidates, then it would be a different
story. But Deseret News provides an LDS Church de facto endorsement of
consevative/Republican policies. I believe it is unhealthy for the Church, and
damaging to its mission, of promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to #1 not do
more thorough work in fact-checking and reporting and #2 to not present a
broader spectrum of news coverage and ediitorial opinions/op-eds.
The Deseret News has become a glorified blog
Mapledon,You've said why BO was reelected, now address the topic of
The DesNews will always have great readership because anti-mormons and left
leaning mormons just can't leave it alone. As a libertarian, I think the
DesNews leans a little to the left. Joseph Smith claimed the key to a wall run
society was, "I teach them correct principles and they govern
themselves."So what are the correct principles of the Democratic
party? forcing all companies to pay for insurance which covers birth control and
abortion drugs? Spending 40% more than your take in year after year? (At
least the GOP only overspent by 20%). Increasing the number of people living on
the dole? Taking more than 50% of some people's income while not taxing
the income of nearly half the population (California)?I do not
believe that I have the right to FORCE you to live the way I think you should.
Likewise, you do not have the right to FORCE me to pay for programs that you
think are worthy. I try to live by correct principles, but will force no man
or woman to do the same.
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