The Salt Lake Tribune will stop printing and delivering a daily edition at year’s end and switch to a weekly printed newspaper delivered by mail, the paper’s board of directors announced following the Tribune’s and Deseret News’ joint decision to end a generations-long print partnership.
The move ends a 68-year-old business contract.
The Tribune states that the decision will not affect its journalism and that there are no plans to reduce the newsroom staff, though some employees will be redeployed.
A redesign of sltrib.com is set for launch “in the coming days, with updates to mobile apps by year’s end. All, according to the board, would deliver “up-to-the-minute news, analysis, investigative reporting, revealing profiles, powerful photography and a constant flow of unique journalistic offerings.”
The weekly print edition will also showcase the non-profit’s best enterprise work and in-depth coverage of politics, religion, business, sports, arts and culture, with stories from The New York Times, the Associated Press, and other news services, along with obituaries and other Sunday features.
Interim editor David Noyce said:
“While we mourn the loss of our daily print edition, we eagerly embrace the opportunity of bringing an exciting new weekly product to our readers’ homes. It will feature the journalism Tribune readers have grown to trust and expect, along with new elements — all packaged in an energized edition.”