Jennifer Napier-Pierce

KPCW Radio

After changes in ownership, staff layoffs and steady declines in revenue, the Salt Lake Tribune is pursuing nonprofit status to breathe new life into the 148-year-old newspaper. 

Salt Lake Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce says she and publisher Paul Huntsman started looking at a nonprofit model for the paper a year ago. There are two parts to the process. First, the creation of the Utah Journalism Foundation endowment, which will act as an umbrella organization to fund journalism projects. Napier-Pearce says other papers have set up this sort of funding source.  

Local News Hour - May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

On today’s program the Mountain Trails Report with Charlie Sturgis. Salt Lake Tribune Editor Jennifer Napier-Pierce on the paper's transition to a nonprofit news organization. Park City Council member Tim Henney has a recap of both Wednesday and Thursday’s meetings. Park Silly Sunday Executive  Director Kate McChesney has details on the opening of the Silly Season on Sunday and the new Garden Director for Summit Community Gardens Colie Belieu has details on their upcoming fundraiser, adult education and kids summer camps.