As a community-owned organization, we must both reflect and seek to elevate a diversity of perspectives.
Utah is the fastest-growing state in the nation and the state’s Hispanic/Latino population rose by nearly 38%, a much larger jump than the 23% increase in the nation as a whole. Almost every other nonwhite racial group also grew as a share of the population over the past 10 years.
At The Tribune, our team is representative of the diversity of Utah (and we know there is more work to do).
West side reporter Alixel Cabrera has invested in reporting in communities The Tribune and others have underserved. Ten of these communities — from Magna to Herriman — are among the most diverse in the state. The area includes Utah’s second-largest municipality, West Valley City, and its significant Spanish-speaking population.
After hosting listening sessions with key stakeholders, we are now sharing Tribune reporting in Spanish, principally focused on politics, health and high-utility storytelling. We are doing so with existing staff, and as resources are available one of our goals is to offer a Spanish-language Tribune newsletter.
In June 2022, for the first time ever, we published a Pride special section, filled with stories about the Utah LGBTQ+ community in Utah, and returned to the pride festival with a booth, so we might better understand what’s important and how to report on it.
We welcome dozens of contributors in our Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor spaces each week, and we enthusiastically welcome a range of opinions and experiences in our pages. If you would like to contribute, click here.