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2018 Layoffs at the Salt Lake Tribune

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Monday, The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom lost a third of its staff through layoffs and retirement. Tuesday, we’re talking about what this means for the paper and for journalism in Utah.

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Monday, The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom lost a third of its staff through layoffs and retirement. The 34 positions include reporters, editors, photographers, and others. When Paul Huntsman bought the Tribune from a hedge-fund in 2016, many hoped local ownership would make a difference for the struggling paper. But circulation and ad revenue continue to fall, which Huntsman says is the reason for the deep cuts. Tuesday, we’re talking about what this means for the paper and for journalism in Utah.

Guests:

Learn about the 34 journalists who were laid off or took retirement today. Salt Lake Tribune digital editor Rachel Piper introduces readers to each of them in this twitter thread. Click on the box for the full series of tweets.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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