Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

(James Seo | Amplify Utah) Barber Cameron Dean gave free haircuts to Alex and other people experience homelessness in downtown Salt Lake City in the spring of 2021.

More representative of the communities we serve

In 2021, half of our of newsroom hires were BIPOC and/or LGBTQ. We have gone from being 9% diverse to 22.3%, which matches the diversity of Utah, per our 2020 Census data. Also, through a journalism program called Table Stakes we engaged in Fault Lines training, which helps us to see personal biases with respect to race, gender, sexual orientation, generation, geography and class. 

We are focused on stories and successes of communities on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley and, with support from Report for America, we hired a Latina reporter named Alixel Cabrera to cover this area. We also welcomed Alastair Lee Bitsoi to our team to help report on Idigenous communities in Utah and along the Colorado River Basin. To our knowledge, The Tribune has never had a Diné reporter covering our tribes.

In March, we supported the launch of Amplify Utah, which elevates reporting from diverse community college students. We help edit and publish their work on our site and share it via social. Ultimately, we hope these student reporters will join news organizations after they graduate, in Utah or elsewhere.

(Jared Stanger | Amplify Utah)
(Jared Stanger | Amplify Utah)
(Stephen Speckman | Salt Lake Community College)
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)
(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune)