The Histories of Utah's Largest Newspapers

Jun 9, 2014

In 1850, Salt Lake City welcomed the birth of its first newspaper. The Deseret News has been a part of Utah’s history ever since, making it the oldest gazette west of the Missouri River. The Salt Lake Tribune was a thorn in its competitor’s side for decades, especially in the early days, when its stated purpose was to oppose Brigham Young. Historian Will Bagley joins us Monday to explore the rivalrous and colorful histories of the two newspapers as their future together hangs in the balance. 

Will Bagley is an independent historian and the author of many books.