Deseret News is second-fastest growing publication in U.S.

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  • RBB Sandy, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 11:29 a.m.

    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.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 27, 2013 6:47 p.m.

    You've said why BO was reelected, now address the topic of the article.

  • ModerateBob Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    The Deseret News has become a glorified blog

  • Truthseeker2 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
    Jan. 26, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    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.

  • Steve C. Warren WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    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.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    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

  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 9:58 a.m.

    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.

  • Gandalf Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 8:40 a.m.

    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.

  • freedom in 2017 paradise, UT
    Jan. 26, 2013 8:07 a.m.

    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]

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 10:25 p.m.

    The other local paper?

    Narrow that down dear.

    There is more than one.

  • AZRods Maricopa, AZ
    Jan. 25, 2013 9:31 p.m.

    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!

  • Abe Sarvis Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 9:11 p.m.

    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.

  • MapleDon Springville, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    Tastes and interests in learning have gone downhill. This is a big so what!

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Jan. 25, 2013 7:25 p.m.


    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?