Deseret News' audience growing in 3 areas: Overall online, local online, and print circulation

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  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 10:02 p.m.


    Rush Limbaugh has about 20 million listeners per week. It's going to take a lot to 'marginalize' him. Say what you will about Limbaugh, he has brought A LOT of people to the political table who probably wouldn't be involved otherwise.

    Personally, I wonder if the print media circulation isn't improving because of the coupon inserts. People are looking to save money.

  • bobosmom small town, Nebraska
    Nov. 2, 2011 4:28 p.m.

    As a former utahn, I love being able to read what is going on. I prefer DN compared to the trib; but that was established many years ago when I lived in slc. It is nice to be able to get Utah news in Nebraska.

  • USA Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 4:07 p.m.

    We take both printed papers, the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune. We've done so for years. Both have their strengths, and each covers stories the other doesn't. Reading both gives a fuller, more complete picture of local and national news. The Deseret News tends to be more of a news magazine than a traditonal newspaper, which appeals to audience outside the region. Glad to have them both.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 3:22 p.m.

    I use to read the tribune exclusively. The Deseret News has improved and exceeded many tribune writers and editors. I even find more information about Utah Football in the DN than what the tribune cares to report on. The tribune is driven by hate (aka independent voice) along with a good percentage of the people on their message boards. Very few people like to roll in that type of gunk for too long.

    Bravo to Deseret News for it's vast improvement on every level. The DN is looking to represent the entire state.

  • Common Ground Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 12:53 p.m.

    I'm a satisfied DN subscriber, but I get most of my news digitally. While the DN website is decent, it is weak and slow on national and world news - focusing more on local news and special feature stories. Where the DN is weakest, however, is in the mobile version. The recent changes to show a photo with a small-print, one line headline for each story make the headline unintelligible and almost unreadable on my iphone. Also, quite often the links don't lead to the article indicated. Combine that with the fact that many articles stay on the mobile version for days while other important ones never appear at all and you can see why I have switched to other, more user-friendly, mobile sites. I believe the next set of statistics will show a decline in the use of the DN mobile site.

  • firstamendment Lehi, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 12:15 p.m.

    I agree that the DN is superior to other media sources. The articles are well rounded, and well written. The Dn is especially superior to the Tribune. I used to go to the Tribune, but there is so much hatred there, it just sort of ruins your day to read it. And they block comments from those who point out truths that disagree with their agenda. It's sort of sad to see, but it happened to me also. They removed all of my comments. I feel like the Tribune encourages hatred against others and wish Kirby and the few other enlightening individuals would come on over here : ).

  • My Humble Opinion Sandy, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 11:58 a.m.

    Personally I hate printed newspaper. It's more awkward to read and I don't read the whole thing anyway so I feel like I'm wasting paper. So I prefer to get my news online and I prefer DNews because I like their site better. It just seems easier to find the articles I want to read. They've done a good job in that regard.

  • common twit Vernal, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    I can tell you from my point of view why I read the deseret news over the Salt Lake Tribune. The biggest reason is high school sports coverage. The trib has all but forgotten the high school sports. They still cover it but only the very big stuff.
    I am not upset with the trib. I just know in my case, I like the des news for the better coverage of high school sports. For me, that is interesting. For others, they couldn't care less about high school sports.
    If I buy a newspaper off the rack, I usually buy the trib. I think it is a better print product.
    That is just my opinion. Of course, it is the right opinion.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 10:03 a.m.

    Congrats DN! I have noticed that there are more unique articles in the DN than a few years ago. That is a step in the right direction. I also noticed that the DN is not just a clone of the SL Trib. It use to be if you read it in the Trib you could be sure you would see it in the DN also. It is nice to see a different slant on the news.
    Keep it up and keep adding original content and I am sure you will keep growing.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    Why won't the Deseret News report actual print circulation? Neither it nor the Trib show up in the latest list of top 25 newspaper circulations (found at the Washington Post).

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Nov. 2, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    Does the Sunday Edition include the Church News? If so, easy to see why that number would grow nationally.

  • FDRfan safety dictates, ID
    Nov. 2, 2011 7:29 a.m.

    Great news. Hopefully, this format will marginalize the voices of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and his counterparts on the left. Perhaps we can learn from each other by commenting, and reading other's comments, on the articles. Thank you for the opportunity. As I read of the accomplishments of others, I shrink and feel too small to say anything. But when I realize that no one knows who I am, I don't hesitate to say things, foolish or not. This gives us all a chance to feel involved.

  • AmPatriot Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 4:15 a.m.

    My only fear of the digital news is its too easily corrupted and the digital news reporters get their news from the same place I get it, sitting in a chair in a room.

    I do hope for posterity that all news media also make and keep a printed version of all they report. Digital print and pictures can easily be destroyed, distorted, corrupted, and manipulated by design with a magnet or EMF. The only way to destroy the written word is burn it.

  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 2, 2011 12:46 a.m.

    I believe one of the reasons that the Deseret News digital, website has increased readership is that the Deseret News provides one of the best overview, summaries of a comprehensive world, national, and local news coverage over that of other major national news outlets including the Washington Post, The New York Times, and MSNBC and their websites. I can depend on the Deseret News to include on its site some articles that other major news outlets miss and it is timely and up to date and easy to negotiate.