Salt Lake Tribune

Whittney Evans

The Salt Lake Tribune is asking faithful online readers to pay for an ad-free version of its website in an effort to boost revenues. The paper kicked off the new funding model today.

A small group concerned about the future of The Salt Lake Tribune is in Washington, DC hoping to catch the attention of congressional lawmakers and officials at the Justice Department.  

UPDATE: Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes released a statement since this story aired on Friday, June 20th:

The Utah Newspaper Project filed a lawsuit today in federal court against the Deseret News and Digital First Media, the parent company of the Salt Lake Tribune. They contend that the joint operating agreement shared by both newspapers violates federal law.

Ending months of speculation, Jon Huntsman Sr. acknowledged today that he is interested in buying the Salt Lake Tribune.  

Utah State Senator Jim Dabakis is leading an effort to salvage the financial future of the Salt Lake Tribune and next month he’ll be taking his message to Washington, DC.