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Lisa Carricaburu
Lisa Carricaburu is managing editor of The Salt Lake Tribune. She encourages reader comments and questions about and The Tribune's print edition in the comments section of this blog, at or on Twitter: @lcarricaburu.
Updated on Jun 20, 2014 11:05AM

It’s been a year since West Valley City police formally closed their investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance after her husband, Josh, a person of interest in the case,...

Updated on Jun 17, 2014 09:19AM

You’ll be noticing a few new bylines at and in The Salt Lake Tribune’s print edition this summer.

As of Monday, all three of our full-t...

Updated on Jun 4, 2014 12:09PM

Reporter Brett Prettyman has accomplished a first for The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom.

A Tribune environmental reporter, Prettyman has won our news...

Updated on May 29, 2014 09:21AM

If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to watch Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley at work as the May artist in residence at The Leonardo, now is the time.


Updated on Jun 6, 2014 01:17PM

Occasionally, we hear from those whose job it is to cast politicians in a good light because they don’t like how their boss is portrayed in a story.

Updated on May 27, 2014 04:07PM

The FIFA World Cup starts just two weeks from Thursday, and Salt Lake City has a vested interest.

U.S. men’s national coach Jurgen Klinsmann last ...

Updated on May 23, 2014 10:00AM

Bennion Elementary School teacher Amber Palmer has a motto she adapted from President John F. Kennedy:

“Ask not what technology can do for you, bu...

Updated on May 23, 2014 03:24PM

A proposed rule change the State Records Committee is considering would extend from one to seven years the amount of time Utah government agencies are required to keep a parti...

Updated on May 19, 2014 08:57AM

If you were a fan of TribPreps Radio last fall, the crew that brought you the weekly podcast focused primarily on high school football is back with a broader sports podcast ne...

Updated on May 13, 2014 08:24AM

The following is a guest blog post by Terry Orme, Salt Lake Tribune editor and publisher

Visitors to

Updated on May 9, 2014 09:41AM

Those of us who work in the media face an ongoing challenge to make sure our coverage addresses the issues and includes the voices of all groups in our community.

Updated on May 9, 2014 09:20AM

No one doubts there is growing tension in Utah over who has the right to manage the state’s vast swathes of federal land.

On Saturday, protesters ...

Updated on May 6, 2014 09:22AM

Have you voiced your opinion yet on which Utahns Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley should include in a wall-size mural he’ll create at The Leonardo this month?...

Updated on May 1, 2014 10:00AM

Mark your calendar for what promises to be an interesting evening at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.

On May 9 at 7 p.m., KUED Channel 7 will ...

Updated on Apr 29, 2014 01:10PM

Those of us who work at The Salt Lake Tribune constantly remind ourselves that we work for our readers — that the measure of our success is whether we’ve done a good job of ca...

Updated on Apr 25, 2014 09:05AM

The last Friday of each month is Utah Lit day on Trib Talk, and today at 12:15 p.m., Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Ann Cannon and I invite you to chat with us about “Train,” the fir...

Updated on Apr 24, 2014 09:58AM

Brigham Young University at 4 p.m. Thursday becomes the first Utah college or university to hold commencement ceremonies, signaling that graduation season is upon us.

Updated on Apr 21, 2014 09:57AM

Salt Lake Tribune Editor and Publisher Terry Orme will be a guest on KUER’s “Radio West” at 11 a.m. Monday on a program about the U.S. Department of Justice investigation into...

Updated on Apr 21, 2014 02:26PM

April was to have been the nominations deadline for the Top Work Place 2014 Awards The Salt Lake Tribune is sponsoring in partnership with the survey firm Workplace Dynamics.<...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 02:14PM

If you’re a participant in Utah Lit, The Salt Lake Tribune’s online book club, have you nearly finished reading “Train?”

Utah Lit’s April selectio...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 09:40AM

Jennifer Napier-Pearce is on vacation this week, so’s daily Trib Talk live video chat is on brief hiatus until April 21.

However, that ...

Updated on Apr 15, 2014 09:04AM

Salt Lake Tribune Digital Director Kevin Winters Morriss took an unusual measure Monday.

In consultation with Editor and Publisher Terry Orme and ...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 11:36AM

Results are starting to roll in for the annual Best of West Contest, which recognizes the best journalism produced by news websites, newspapers and magazines in Utah and 13 ot...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 09:23AM

Each summer, The Salt Lake Tribune welcomes students who spend 10 weeks practicing journalism skills they learn in the classroom or working for student news organizations.


Updated on Apr 16, 2014 11:18AM

Journalist and author Tom Zoellner is the first to acknowledge his new book “Train” is what he calls “noun” journalism.

The single-word title of t...

Updated on Mar 26, 2014 12:04PM

We spend plenty of time complaining about our workplaces, describing in detail all the negatives.

But in reality, most of us acknowledge our workp...

Updated on Mar 25, 2014 09:35AM

On Sunday, The Salt Lake Tribune announced that “Train” by Tom Zoellner is the April selection for Utah Lit, our monthly online book club.

While y...

Updated on Mar 21, 2014 01:42PM

The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has written a letter asking the LDS Church to reconsider its ban on news photographers on Temple Square ...

Updated on Mar 19, 2014 09:35AM

Mary Beth Tinker never thought a teenage act of defiance would make history and set U.S. legal precedent.

But 45 years later, she’s still known as...

Updated on Mar 18, 2014 09:46AM

Like all news organizations, The Salt Lake Tribune is intensely interested in how news consumers’ habits are changing.

A new study out this week ...

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 07:57PM

Earlier this week, Salt Lake Tribune military reporter Nate Carlisle wrote a Notes from the Newsroom blog post about his effort through the Utah Government Records Access and ...

Updated on Mar 18, 2014 09:20AM

Military and national security reporter Nate Carlisle wrote the post that follows. For more coverage of the National Security Agency’s Utah Data Center, follow carlisle on Twi...

Updated on Mar 13, 2014 12:52PM

The Salt Lake Tribune has an event planned March 13 at the Salt Lake City Main Library that you won’t want to miss.

Photographer Chris D...

Updated on Mar 10, 2014 09:35AM

Last week, The Salt Lake Tribune invited readers to participate in a poll gauging attitudes toward our commenting policy on stories at

Updated on Mar 5, 2014 12:30PM

Real Salt Lake’s 10th season gets underway Saturday in a match against the Galaxy in Los Angeles, and RSL writer Chris Kamrani will mark the franchise’s anniversary with speci...

Updated on Mar 4, 2014 09:50AM

Online reader comments. Love them? Hate them? Never read them? are invited to take a brief online survey about reader comments on artic...

Updated on Mar 3, 2014 09:03AM

The Salt Lake Tribune in the past several months has written plenty about Utah’s seasonal air pollution problem.

That we have a problem is clear. ...

Updated on Mar 28, 2014 04:48PM

If like many people you’re too busy during the week to read and watch all the news programming you’re interested in, The Salt Lake Tribune is making it easier for you to catch...

Updated on Feb 27, 2014 12:40PM

When members of Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community shared stories about discrimination and mistreatment with state lawmakers Wednesday, Sen. Luz Robles re...

Updated on Feb 24, 2014 12:07PM

Starting today, The Salt Lake Tribune is making it easier than ever to participate in Trib Talk, a live video chat with Utah newsmakers that takes place each weekday at 12:15 ...

Updated on Feb 20, 2014 01:55PM

If you’re a journalism student looking for an internship, a networking lunch planned this weekend may be your best chance to get a foot in the door.

Updated on Feb 19, 2014 12:23PM

Park City’s Ted Ligety finally got his gold medal Wednesday, and the intensity of what spectators called his near flawless performance is captured in Salt Lake Tribune photogr...

Updated on Feb 18, 2014 09:55AM

Last week, I asked readers to weigh in on whether The Tribune should run “Doonesbury Flashback” when cartoonist Garry Trudeau takes a second break from drawing the daily comic...

Updated on Feb 13, 2014 08:36AM

Sometimes, those of us who work at The Salt Lake Tribune feel a bit whiplashed.

Readers in the digital world expect immediate reporting on social ...

Updated on Feb 12, 2014 08:54AM

Starting in March, cartoonist Garry Trudeau for the foreseeable future will no longer draw a daily “Doonesbury” strip, affording him more time to write and produce the Amazon ...

Updated on Feb 11, 2014 09:57AM

Saturday, Feb. 15, is the deadline for college students to apply for paid summer internships at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Already, we have dozens of ...

Updated on Feb 10, 2014 10:04AM

If you’re a regular visitor to, you’ve likely noticed we include source materials for our stories as often as we’re able.

A coverage go...

Updated on Feb 10, 2014 09:10AM

Trib Talk, The Salt Lake Tribune’s weekday live video chat hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce and Brennan J. Smith, is now available as a podcast.


Updated on Feb 5, 2014 12:32PM

Now that the 2014 Legislature is under way, The Salt Lake Tribune and other news organizations that make up the Utah Media Coalition are closely monitoring proposed legislatio...

Updated on Feb 4, 2014 09:58AM

As part of our reporting emphasis on Utah air quality, The Salt Lake Tribune is collaborating with KUED Channel 7 to collect Utahns’ “My Bad Air Day” stories and to share res...

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