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.