The Amazing Shrinking Tribune
“News costs money. Local news is particularly expensive. I won't insult you by saying we can do more with less. We can’t. What we can do is manage smartly, choose carefully and remain committed to Journalism with a capital J. We intend to keep the printed newspaper worthy of you — our readers.”
—Nancy Conway, whose retirement as editor of the Salt Lake Tribune was announced Thursday, in a column written in July. Nine Tribune newsroom staff were laid off in May; another 17—20% of the newsroom—lost their jobs Thursday.
• Editorial Comment: Managing newspapers smartly. That’s Depressing with a capital D.
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