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2021 Impact Report

Our journalists reported from Moab to St. George to Logan, delivering essential news and information. Here we highlight 2021’s top stories, collaborative efforts and our major donors.

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Lauren Gustus

Letter from Lauren Gustus

Thank you for supporting The Tribune in 2021. As a reader, a subscriber or a donor, you are investing in Utah when you take the time to learn more about what’s happening in communities across the state. The role that journalism plays in our democracy was particularly urgent last year, from covering threats to Utahns’ voting rights to sharing how Utah farmers are conserving water to elevating stories about how local businesses persevered in a pandemic. And The Tribune, now a nonprofit, celebrated 150 years in 2021. For the first time in many years, we reached sustainability. We did so while welcoming a three-member Innovation Lab reporting team, a west Salt Lake Valley reporter and a second southern Utah reporter. We added to our digital team and our editing ranks. We invested in long-overdue cameras and lenses for photographers, and provided a 401(k) match and parental leave for our employees. Structural changes, the ability to sell our own advertising and print subscriptions that came with our exit from the joint operating agreement, a focus on what matters to readers and, critically, your support helped us reach this milestone. Fact-based information is needed now more than ever, and with your continued stewardship The Tribune will offer it to Utahns for generations to come.

 

—Lauren Gustus, executive editor of The Salt Lake Tribune, lgustus@sltrib.com