How to Support The Salt Lake Tribune

I’m eager to support The Tribune! How can I donate?

The Tribune can accept your tax-deductible donation of any amount here. Your donation will be recorded as SLTRIB. Prefer to mail a check? Our address is The Salt Lake Tribune, Inc., 90 S. 400 West, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. We also accept DAFs. Reach out to Tim Fitzpatrick via fitz@sltrib.com for more information.

Will Tribune news stories change?

While our business model is changing, our journalistic ethics and commitment to the highest quality journalism remains the same. We remain Utah’s independent voice, so you’ll continue to receive fact-based local journalism, covering critical topics including the environment, education, health, government, religion and the arts plus columnist Pat Bagley, a vibrant opinion page, obituaries and much more every day. The only significant change is that federal law prohibits nonprofits from electioneering, so The Tribune editorial board will not endorse political candidates. We’ll still weigh in on issues and policies, but we won’t tell you who we think you should vote for. But please, vote!

Who will own The Tribune now?

A nonprofit board of directors governs The Tribune. Lauren Gustus is executive editor and oversees the newsroom. Our nonprofit bylaws create a strict firewall between the board and the newsroom, so Tribune reporters and editors remain free to report the news as they see fit by following the highest journalistic ethical standards.

Who is on the board now?

Paul Huntsman serves as chair of the board. Huntsman who purchased the paper in 2016 and converted it to a nonprofit. Learn more about our board here.

Will board members have sway over what the paper covers?

The Tribune maintains a strict firewall between governing bodies, advisers, donors and the newsroom. That means they will have no more access to the newsroom or influence on editorial decision-making than any other members of the public. The same rules apply to advertisers and sponsors, as has been the practice historically.

What about donors? Will they influence the content?

No. While we will seek financial support for reporting and special projects, no donor or gift will direct or influence the organization’s reporting on issues, people or organizations. All donations to The Salt Lake Tribune will be public. We are committed to full transparency and understand this is fundamental to the trust our readers have in The Tribune.

Can I still advertise in the newspaper and on sltrib.com?

Yes. Advertisers can contact The Tribune at advertising@sltrib.com or (801) 237-2700.

I still have questions. Who can I talk to?

We may not have all the answers to this innovative approach to local news, but we’re always happy to talk. Feel free to email Executive Editor Lauren Gustus at lgustus@sltrib.com.

I want to show my support! Where can I make a donation?

Thank you! We welcome tax-deductible donations of any amount. You can either send a check, or give online here. The address is The Salt Lake Tribune, Inc., 90 S. 400 West, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. To make a donation from a charitable fund, please use the tax ID number 84-1878709.