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