The perennial question: do I pack up my piles of books yet again, or just give them all away?— Jim Dalrymple II (@jimmycdii) April 23, 2014
As those who follow him on Twitter know, reporter Jim Dalrymple II left The Tribune last week.
Dalrymple, who can still be seen in the photo at the top of this blog, is taking a job at Buzzfeed. It’s a big gig for him. I wish him well.
Dalrymple covered polygamy, and a few other things, during his 18-month stint at The Tribune.
His departure comes at a tough time for The Tribune. The newspaper’s top editor, Terry Orme, has communicated the financial problems here and with our parent company, Digital First Media.
I’ve been assigned to be the new polygamy reporter. I’ve filled in on the beat occasionally since 2006. I also will be covering the military and helping with some crime coverage.
Yes, that’s a lot. To my bosses’ credit, they could have jettisoned polygamy (or the other two items). But they know the topic remains important to Utah. For better or worse, polygamy is even part of the state’s identity. To ignore it would be to relinquish some of The Tribune’s watchdog role and skip some fascinating stories about people.
Here’s the good news: The Tribune still has photographer Trent Nelson. His keen eye and thoughtful touch have enhanced the polygamy beat for about a decade. We’ll be partners on the beat.
The Tribune is in discussions about what to cover and how to tell stories that matter to you. What do you want to see out of the Tribune’s polygamy coverage?
And, yes, we’re in the process of changing the photo.
— Nate Carlisle
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