DIGITAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DIGITAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editor column: Commitment to transparency when covering ourselves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808211-78/tribune-news-sltrib-newsroom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57808211-78/tribune-news-sltrib-newsroom.html.csp">Editor column: Commitment to transparency when covering ourselves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Terry Orme</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:39:37.112-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An associate asked me last week: When you have layoffs in the newsroom, do you really need to write a story about it? The question took me aback. Of course we do. His point was that other companies often don’t report their bad news. But newspapers are in the information business. Every day we ask questions of companies, government agencies and public and private individuals that they don’t want to answer. We ask those questions because we believe it serves the public’s interest. To take the poi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57808211@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:39:37 MDT Op-ed: Many low-income kids need more computer time, not less http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802546-82/digital-internet-kids-low.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802546-82/digital-internet-kids-low.html.csp">Op-ed: Many low-income kids need more computer time, not less</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Clark</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:02.108-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As parents, we spend countless hours trying to keep our kids balanced, so that they get just the right mix of physical and mental stimulation. Sometimes that means limiting their computer and Internet time so they can play outdoors or focus on something other than a screen. I know I hear myself say this at least three times a week at home with my own two children. But what about kids who don’t have as much digital access as ours? What about kids who don’t own computers, whose families don’t su...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802546@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:02 MDT Salt Lake Tribune lays off 8, reduces print offerings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803274-78/tribune-orme-faith-digital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803274-78/tribune-orme-faith-digital.html.csp">Salt Lake Tribune lays off 8, reduces print offerings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T21:51:05.989-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Tribune cut eight newsroom jobs Thursday, eliminated its Faith section and announced plans to drop other key print features as part of cost reductions ordered by the newspaper’s New York-based corporate owner. Managers laid off one part-time and seven full-time employees after an all-staff meeting with Tribune Editor and Publisher Terry Orme, who noted the newspaper chain Digital First Media had sought a 10 percent budget cut to bring expenses closer in line with revenues. “We hav...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803274@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:51:05 MDT Feds scrutinize Salt Lake newspapers deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791269-78/tribune-news-digital-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57791269-78/tribune-news-digital-deal.html.csp">Feds scrutinize Salt Lake newspapers deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:48:09.635-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The U.S. Department of Justice is scrutinizing a deal between owners of Salt Lake City’s two daily newspapers, at least in part for its apparent similarity to a past attempt by the Mormon church-owned Deseret News to buy The Salt Lake Tribune. Two sources confirmed the DOJ’s inquiry, which comes as Utah’s largest newspaper faces another round of budget cuts mandated by its corporate parent, New York-based Digital First Media. The leader of a group of community members and former Tribune employe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791269@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:48:09 MDT Pluralsight buys Oklahoma City online training company http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790411-79/pluralsight-training-online-digital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57790411-79/pluralsight-training-online-digital.html.csp">Pluralsight buys Oklahoma City online training company</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T08:48:02.308-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City-based Pluralsight, which develops online learning courses for software developers, IT specialists and other professionals, has acquired online training company Digital-Tutors. The $45-million acquisition marks Pluralsight’s fourth in eight months. Digital-Tutor, based in Oklahoma City, has a catalog of 1,500 creative-skills courses that will double Pluralsight’s existing catalog. Pluralsight says it has had triple-digit growth in 2013 and expects to do the same in 2014. In the las...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790411@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:48:02 MDT ‘Show Your Work’ author Austin Kleon wants you to ‘sell out’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57764858-223/kleon-book-says-austin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57764858-223/kleon-book-says-austin.html.csp">‘Show Your Work’ author Austin Kleon wants you to ‘sell out’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T16:06:10.846-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Writer/artist Austin Kleon’s book title,” Show Your Work,” is as straightforward as his ideas about publishing. The book’s 10 chapter titles are directive: “Think process, not product.” “Share something small every day.” “Tell good stories.” “Don’t turn into human spam.” And perhaps most provocative: “Sell out.” “Selling out is not something that has been portrayed in a positive light,” Kleon says in a phone interview from his Austin, Texas, home. In the indie rock world, he says, selling out i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57764858@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:06:10 MDT Salt Lake Tribune braces for more cuts as owner kills digital initiative http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763457-79/tribune-dfm-news-editor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763457-79/tribune-dfm-news-editor.html.csp">Salt Lake Tribune braces for more cuts as owner kills digital initiative</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tony Semerad</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T22:54:05.172-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Salt Lake Tribune’s top editor said Wednesday the newspaper was preparing for sizable budget cuts after its corporate owner killed a digital initiative once considered central to an evolving business strategy. New York-based newspaper chain Digital First Mediaannounced it is closing Project Thunderdome, an experimental news-sharing arrangement involving up to 75 of its newspapers. Thunderdome, launched in late 2011 to centralize key parts of national news gathering and production, is being ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763457@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:54:05 MDT Editor column: Roles of social media and video grow in Tribune’s newsroom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57743387-78/news-media-social-tribune.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57743387-78/news-media-social-tribune.html.csp">Editor column: Roles of social media and video grow in Tribune’s newsroom</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TERRY ORME</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T20:03:36.634-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 08:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is a decent chance you are reading this on your iPhone. It also is possible that you came to this column via a link on Facebook. News is accessed and consumed differently these days. Sure, it is just as likely that you are reading the paper spread out on the kitchen counter, a cup of coffee steaming nearby. But more and more, phones and tablets are how readers, especially young readers, find news. And social media offer paths that take them to sltrib.com. Those are among the findings of t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743387@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:03:36 MDT We’re defining our generations in a way that makes no sense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57730388-226/generation-millenials-sister-didn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57730388-226/generation-millenials-sister-didn.html.csp">We’re defining our generations in a way that makes no sense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T08:31:01.761-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 08:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Today’s young adults go by a few different names. Collectively, those of us in our 20s and early 30s are typically known as “Generation Y” or the “Millenials.” But these designations are clunky and, more importantly, completely gloss over some of the most generation-defining developments in recent history. They’re inaccurate, in other words, and we should change them. Earlier this week, several major news outlets were arguing over who exactly falls into this current generation of young adults. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57730388@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:31:01 MDT For Marvel, a digital timeline for 75-year history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698922-223/marvel-characters-history-digital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57698922-223/marvel-characters-history-digital.html.csp">For Marvel, a digital timeline for 75-year history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT MOORE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T14:04:59.199-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 02:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From the Golden Age Toro to Ultimate Human Torch, characters sprung from Marvel Entertainment are as varied as the people who read, watch, listen and even play them in video games. The publisher of Marvel Comics is focusing on its panoply of characters, enlisting writers, artists, editors and historians to build a sprawling digital and interactive timeline that showcases the famous, the infamous and the obscure heroes, villains and others. The endeavor is part of Marvel’s celebration of its 75th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576989222014-03-22T14:04:59.199-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T14:04:59.199-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57698922@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 14:04:59 MDT Bloomberg: Snowden’s revelations show paradoxes of NSA debate http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57665367-82/nsa-snowden-security-companies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57665367-82/nsa-snowden-security-companies.html.csp">Bloomberg: Snowden’s revelations show paradoxes of NSA debate</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">From Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T01:01:03.945-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">From Bloomberg View Call Edward Snowden what you will: traitor, hero or simply a naive young man. Maybe all three. At the South by Southwest Interactive conference Monday, he was both subject and object, clarifying some of the defining public-policy challenges of the digital age even as he illustrated the difficulty of resolving them. Snowden, a fugitive who began leaking documents about the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations last year, spoke via video feed before a large and la...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665367@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Budget talks: No money for Lockhart’s Utah ed-tech plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57656021-78/million-lockhart-senate-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57656021-78/million-lockhart-senate-utah.html.csp">Budget talks: No money for Lockhart’s Utah ed-tech plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROBERT GEHRKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-09T22:17:23.524-06:00">Updated Mar 9, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">House Speaker Becky Lockhart came away empty-handed in her bid to revolutionize Utah education, leaving the negotiating table over the weekend without any funding for what she hoped would be a $200 million education-technology initiative, according to multiple sources. Lockhart’s bid to put a digital-learning device in the hands of every Utah schoolchild was a bold initiative and would be the capstone of her 16-year legislative career, and possibly serve as a springboard should she decide to ru...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656021@www.sltrib.com Sun, 09 Mar 2014 22:17:23 MDT Disney opens the gates to its own digital movie service http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630564-79/disney-digital-movies-anywhere.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57630564-79/disney-digital-movies-anywhere.html.csp">Disney opens the gates to its own digital movie service</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BROOKS BARNES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T10:14:56.207-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • As consumers display increased interest in owning movies digitally — a habit considered crucial to Hollywood’s future — Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a service that is intended to make collecting its films easier. Once fully deployed, the free service, called Disney Movies Anywhere, will allow consumers to buy a Disney, Marvel or Pixar movie once and watch it anywhere: on any web-ready TV, mobile device or computer. Users on Tuesday were able immediately to link their Apple iTun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57630564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:14:56 MDT Salt Lake County Library adds thousands more e-books http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57608628-79/library-books-ebooks-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57608628-79/library-books-ebooks-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake County Library adds thousands more e-books</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Vince Horiuchi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T15:31:09.012-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 03:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County Library Services has added 3M eBooks to its digital catalog, adding thousands more e-books to its library. The new system adds more titles in addition to the library’s use of Overdrive and Axis360 and TumbleBooks for children’s picture books. Patrons can access the books by downloading the 3M eBooks app through iTunes or Google Play. The ebooks are readable on iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Nook and Kobo e-readers. “We are delighted to expand the library’s downloadable offe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57608628@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:31:09 MDT Letter: Successful countries use little technology in schools http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57529788-82/schools-kids-technology-digital.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57529788-82/schools-kids-technology-digital.html.csp">Letter: Successful countries use little technology in schools</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-15T08:04:58.765-06:00">Updated Feb 15, 2014 08:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Legislature should read “The Smartest Kids in the World,” about the world’s smartest kids (in Finland, Poland, South Korea) as measured by the Program for International Assessment. They do not use much technology (“Utah considers all-out attack on schools’ digital divide,” Tribune, Feb. 4). What they do have are well-respected, well-paid and well-trained teachers. In addition, education is the top priority. Parents do not routinely pull kids out of school for athletic competitions and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57529788@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:04:58 MDT