Deseret News gets national attention in study of newspaper innovation

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  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    March 2, 2013 3:41 a.m.

    You hired a bunch of bloggers and GOP party hacks? Innovation, I guess.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    Feb. 26, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    Does this mean your finally willing to go head to head with Tribune on kindle. I'm tired of dealing with worthless colored sections of the paper that I can't even compost.

  • A voice of Reason Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 8:59 p.m.

    I think the D.N. is the only paper in Utah worth reading. I would prefer the Trib to be less one-sided. I'm sure they have a great staff and I'm sure some people write for both papers. Maybe I'm wrong on that one.

    However, there is a difference in the approach to 'openness' that I think the D.N. handles more appropriately than the Trib does. If I were writing about the catholic church it would only be fair to give their stances, positions, or controversial statements as much credit as I could possibly give them. This is 1) good form 2) respectable and most importantly 3) it is the best way to share opinions. In a debate, not giving your opponent full credit is fallacious on multiple grounds. I think the D.N. tries to represent it's owner's "news" with full credit and nothing more. That's a lot more than I can say from most sources. There are a lot of great papers out there but the D.N. certainly sets a good standard.

  • I Love Lamp Layton, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    Yes, you are an innovator in the industry. Nice work with the self-serving, "everyone pat us on the back" story. Too bad your innovation was built on sacrificing the little bit of journalistic integrity your publication had left, by laying off staff members and farming yourself out for cheap and/or free labor from correspondents with little or no formal training. Not to mention your complete disregard for anything that doesn't involve the LDS Church and BYU athletics. So, congratulations! You're a successful business. But don't go so far as to proclaim yourself as a reliable and worthwhile news source. That goes the same for KSL, your working partner in irresponsible journalism.

  • Tutanikai Murray, UT
    Feb. 25, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    Before you hurt yourself patting yourself on the back too hard, remember that you got rid of a lot of your best writers, especially in the entertainment section. You chopped down your Sunday comics section so much it's hard to read some of the content. A lot of your stories come from the wire, and the paper is a lot thinner. Maybe these steps were necessary to keep you competitive and in business, but these cuts came at a cost. Remember that.

  • Ett Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 23, 2013 10:46 p.m.

    The Deseret News does well. They present a more balanced view. Their competition could learn a lesson about leaning too far in one direction.