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   We had to make a federal case of it! 

    Please consider a contribution to help pay legal expenses
    we are incurring in our public-interest antitrust lawsuit    

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   Utah Newspaper Project also gratefully accepts donations

   by mail at  P.O. Box 58283 Salt Lake City, UT 84158. 

 
     

In late 2013 the LDS Church-owned Deseret News and the New York owner of The Salt Lake Tribune secretly signed a new Joint Operating Agreement that will silence the independent voice of the Tribune by slashing its revenues and eliminating its operational self-determination. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints paid millions to the Tribune’s hedge fund owner for the deal, which we argue presents an imminent threat to a newspaper that for more than 140 years has served an essential journalistic role in Utah.

In the months since an anonymous tip brought the scheme to light, community leaders, journalists and readers have joined together to raise awareness of the public and to press the issue legally.  The nonprofit Utah Newspaper Project/Citizens for Two Voices is challenging the JOA through antitrust litigation filed in federal court, and discovery will resume in a few weeks.  Such a legal challenge requires an able team of attorneys – which we are fortunate to have.  It also requires financial resources from the community – which we are confident we will have. 

Over the last two years we have met many, many people in Utah and beyond who feel emotionally invested in this fight and want to be financially invested, as well. We hope you’re among those. Please take a minute to donate and ensure that we are able to undo the JOA and take back the Tribune!

Utah Newspaper Project/Citizens for Two Voices has a charitable solicitations permit from the state of Utah and 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service.  If you are so kind as to contribute to our legal effort, your donation will be deductible.  To donate, please send a check to us at Utah Newspaper Project, PO Box 58283, Salt Lake City UT 84158, or make a secure online contribution here via PayPal. Your donation will help finance our public-interest legal challenge of a JOA that not only threatens our Tribune, but also harms Utah’s marketplace of ideas. Our organization is 100 percent volunteer, so 100 percent of donations go toward the charitable purpose of legal advocacy and education. Thank you.