This Two-Newspaper Town

Nov 4, 2015

This weekend, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Jon Huntsman, Sr’s efforts to buy the state’s largest daily newspaper had reached “an impasse.” The paper operates under an agreement that gives veto power of a sale to the LDS Church and 70% of the profits to the Church-owned Deseret News. Journalism professor Matthew LaPlante says without a renegotiation it’s hard to imagine anyone willing to buy the struggling daily. Wednesday, he joins us to talk about the future of this two-newspaper town.