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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 05:50 PM

Both newspapers in Utah's capital plan to cease daily publication

SALT LAKE CITY Salt Lake City will go from two daily printed newspapers to none after both of its major publications cut print days to once a week in unusual moves for a large city that could portend more struggles for the country's newspaper industry.

The 170-year-old Deseret News in the state capital said Tuesday it will stop publishing daily starting next year, a disclosure that came a day after the Salt Lake Tribune made a similar announcement.

It's an unusually deep cutback in print days, even in an era of steeply declining revenue, media analyst Ken Doctor said.

"To go from seven to one just like that and to have it done by both papers in the same city shows us how deep the reckoning is for the American newspaper industry going into 2021," said Doctor, who writes the Newsonomics blog.

Read more: https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/national/story/2020/oct/28/both-newspapers-utahs-capital-plan-cease-daily-publication/847024/

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