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Published: Wednesday, April 2 2014 8:56 p.m. MDT

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Back Talk
Federal Way, WA

"quite frankly it wasn't a big traffic generator for us"

Oh dear, can the Tribune possibly try to fulfil its "primary purpose of providing a voice to those who appose the Mormon Church" by running even more articles against the churchs positions just to generate more traffic?

I guess we have been told that there will be a separation of people and values in the end. Looks like we are getting closer to that reality.

LovelyDeseret
Gilbert, AZ

If the Salt Lake Tribune wants to remain solvent, I suggest they stop with their National Enquirer type hack job stories and focus on producing something built on solid research and a lot less rumor mongering.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@LovelyDeseret

The Tribune is the only newspaper in Utah doing any sort of investigative journalism, rather than just re-publishing AP stories and feature articles.

regis
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm not a big fan of the Tribune. Their slant is decidedly liberal/pro-Democrat. And while the opinion page is meant to provide an outlet for the political leanings of a newspaper, I believe the liberal slant of the Tribune bleeds over into its news reporting as well.

So I'm not spending a lot of time worrying about the Tribune's money woes.

RedShirtCalTech
Pasedena, CA

Didn't we just have an article recently talking about how the DN is growing. Maybe the liberal newspapers should look to the newspapers that are actually growing and change their business practices.

AlanSutton
Salt Lake City, UT

Some praise the Tribune and say it's the only paper in Utah capable of investigative journalism. I disagree. It has never shown a talent for investigative journalism.

Many cite its recent stories about John Swallow as examples of good investigative journalism. That's wrong. Information for those stories were made available to the Tribune only because certain felons or persons under indictment for fraud decided to share audio tapes and other evidence with the Tribune in order to help with, or divert attention from, their own cases. Being a water-carrier for felons is not investigative journalism.

I won't be sorry to see the Tribune fold, if it comes to that. A newspaper whose stock in trade is negative reporting about a local institution will never last long.

cmsense
Kaysville, UT

The tribune used to be my favorite paper after I moved here from Cal. It seems a shell of its former self and it also seemed to get more anti LDS with increasingly frequent offensive stories and editorials. I kinda like some disagreement in a paper, but some articles and particularly an editorial or two from trib staff just seemed plain rude. I haven't missed my subscription for what the product is now. I do miss what it was 16 years ago. This won't help and the worse the product is will just speed up the dropping of subscriptions.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

If the Tribune folds, as it likely will within the next 5 years anyway, few people will mourn its demise.

The Tribune is not even just a poora newspaper, it is a vicious attack machine which targets conservatives and people of faith.

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