How the Nonprofit Salt Lake Tribune Became a ‘150-Year-Old Startup’

“The time was ripe. COVID had blown everything up,” Tribune’s executive vice president tells TheWrap

The Salt Lake Tribune underwent a radical transformation just as the pandemic took hold last year, leaving its legacy print publication roots behind to become, as one newsroom executive described it, a “150-year-old startup.”

“The time was ripe. COVID had blown everything up,” Tim Fitzpatrick, the executive vice president of the Tribune, told TheWrap. “And I’ll tell you, it was the absolute right decision.”

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J. Clara Chan

J. Clara Chan

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