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Salt Lake Tribune looks to go nonprofit

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by gravehunter, May 8, 2019.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

  2. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    This is great news for people in that newsroom. That paper was/is on death’s door and now has a real chance to survive and even grow.
     
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Pretty much all papers are nonprofit these days.
     
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  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    "And for a $100 donation, we'll send you a Utah Jazz tote bag."
     
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  5. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    Fredrick usually is a jerk, but this actually is an interesting idea. People tend to agree we need newspapers as watchdogs. So go ahead and print the paper and give it to everybody free for a week, but make those fishwraps as big as the old days or at least double the size of today's fishwraps. Have the carriers ask for donations. The paper is a gift and the payment is in donations. Suggest a donation of 80-100 a month. This is a much better idea than many of the others that have failed. Non profit it is!!
     
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  6. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Lots of eyeballs are going to be on this experiment the next few years. But if you’re owned by a chain which is all about enriching Teh Sootz, you’re fucked.
     
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  7. Fredrick

    Fredrick Well-Known Member

    I think the nonprofit status for all newspapers will come once they are bled as far as they can be bled by the major companies and their top suits who need better vacation homes. They will sell the newspapers for pennies to individuals ready to go the nonprofit route. Or the major companies will simply close the doors and reporters will take over, combine forces, and apply for nonprofit status, etc. Hopefully the donations from boomers will be enough to keep paying a select amount of reporters' and copy editors' salaries.
     
  8. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Paywalls and nonprofit watchdogs are the future of this industry. Hoping this experiment works out in SLC
     
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