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The Salt Lake Tribune’s transition to nonprofit status has been closely watched in the news industry. “The opportunity for us to prove that this can work is significant and so is the responsibility.”
Attention, local newspaper owners: This is now a proven, IRS-approved path to convert your money-losing daily into a community nonprofit. Give it some thought.
In Quebec, a community facing the death of its local paper instead worked together to rebuild it as a community nonprofit.
It’s a big step for Salt Lake City — but also a major opening for other newspapers who might find nonprofit status a more appealing alternative than selling or closing down.
Now it’ll take the IRS judging whether a nonprofit newspaper needs to stick to hard news of civic importance — or whether it can cover Jazz games too.
This is a golden age of American protest. It’s time to stand up and fight the vulture owners hollowing out local news.
Since launching in July, The Salt Lake Tribune’s membership program has attracted about 600 paying customers.
“This isn’t going to be the thing that saves journalism or The Salt Lake Tribune, but I think it’s another oar in the water.”
Bidders are preparing their final bids for a hodgepodge collection of small and large newspapers from coast to coast. Will another company — or private equity — swoop them all up as one?