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For everyone interested in who owns what newspaper in Utah, after the Salt Lake Tribune endorsed President Obama for re-election…here is the details from Wikipedia
Deseret News is the second largest in Utah and the Salt Lake Tribune the largest and Deseret is owned by the Mormon Church but both newspapers have some common ownership…more info…
The Deseret News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, and is Utah’s oldest continuously published daily newspaper. It has the second largest daily circulation in the state behind The Salt Lake Tribune. The Deseret News is owned by Deseret News Publishing Company, a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is a for-profit business holdings company owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The newspaper is printed by Newspaper Agency Corporation, which it co-owns with the Media News Group-owned newspaper The Salt Lake Tribune under a joint operating agreement. As of 2006, combined circulation of the two papers was 151,422.
The Deseret News also publishes a weekly tabloid-sized insert, the Church News, and the Mormon Times insert, both of which are included in the newspaper (in the Saturday and the Thursday editions, respectively); the two inserts are also distributed as a separate publication outside of Utah. Church News includes news of the LDS Church and has been published since 1931, while the Mormon Times is about “the people, faith and culture associated with the church”. Since 1974 the Deseret News has also published the Church Almanac, an annual edition carrying LDS Church facts and statistics edited by Church News staff.
The editorial tone of the Deseret News is usually described as moderate to conservative, and is often assumed to reflect the values of its owner, the LDS Church. For example, the newspaper does not accept advertising that violates church standard