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Salt Lake Tribune Lays Off One-Third of Its Newsroom

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Utah’s largest newspaper is cutting its newsroom staff by more than a third. On Monday, the Salt Lake Tribune, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017, announced the paper will eliminate 34 positions and reduce some print sections. The Tribune recently instituted a pay wall for its online offerings, but those revenues have not offset losses. The print edition remains the paper’s most profitable operation but is shrinking rapidly.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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