Salt Lake Tribune reduces staff by about 20 percent, undergoes leadership changes

Salt Lake Tribune

The Salt Lake Tribune is reducing its staff by nearly 20 percent, the newspaper announced Thursday evening.

Editor Nancy Conway and Editorial Page Editor Vern Anderson are retiring at the end of the month, and publisher William Dean Singleton is stepping down. Tribune Managing Editor Terry Orme will become editor and publisher of the Digital First Media paper.

The Salt Lake Tribune explained in an unbylined piece:

The retirements are part of a major restructure of The Tribune news operation, which will include laying off 17 full-time and two part-time employees. All told, The Tribune staff will be reduced by almost 20 percent. The cuts help position the organization to adapt and respond to changes that affect the entire newspaper industry.

Some laid-off staffers have been tweeting about the news.

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  • moviecricket

    Only one of the tweets you list (the last one) came from a laid-off staffer. The rest were from, respectively, a sportswriter who was not laid off; a former Trib staffer who left for a new job a couple months before the layoffs; and a staffer for the Salt Lake City Weekly (our local alt-weekly), which paid the bar tab for laid-off Tribbers the Friday night after the announcement.