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The _DESERET NEWS_ (/dɛzəˈrɛt/ (_ listen ) ) is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City , Utah , United States . It is Utah's oldest continuously published daily newspaper and has the largest Sunday circulation in the state and the second largest daily circulation behind The Salt Lake Tribune ._ The _News_ is owned by Deseret News Publishing Company , a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation , a holding company owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

The newspaper is printed by the Newspaper Agency Corporation , which it co-owns with _ The Salt Lake Tribune _ under a joint operating agreement . In 2006, combined circulation of the two papers was 151,422.

The _Deseret News_ also publishes a weekly compact -sized insert, the _ Church News _, and the _ Mormon Times _ insert, both of which are included in the newspaper (in the Saturday and Thursday editions, respectively); the two inserts are also distributed as a separate publication outside of Utah. The _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 standards.


* 1 History

* 1.1 1850s

* 1.1.1 The press * 1.1.2 First issue * 1.1.3 Paper * 1.1.4 Utah War

* 1.2 1860–1900

* 1.2.1 Changing ownership

* 1.3 1900–1920s

* 1.3.1 Radio

* 1.4 1930–1950s

* 1.4.1 The Deseret News Publishing Company * 1.4.2 First Sunday edition * 1.4.3 1952: Newspaper Agency Corporation

* 1.5 1960–1990

* 1.5.1 Sunday morning edition

* 1.6 1990s

* 1.6.1 Internet presence

* 1.7 2000s * 1.8 2010s

* 2 Sunday national edition

* 2.1 "Faith" section\'s features * 2.2 History

* 3 _ Mormon Times_ (TV series)

* 4 Operations

* 4.1 Online edition

* 4.2 _News_ staff

* 4.2.1 2010 restructuring

* 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 External links



The Press

_ Front page of the first issue of the Deseret News_, published June 15, 1850

On March 31, 1847, while at Winter Quarters, Nebraska , the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles authorized William W. Phelps to "go east and procure a printing press" to be taken to the future Mormon settlement in the Great Basin . Phelps left Winter Quarters sometime in May, and went to Boston by way of the former Mormon settlement of Nauvoo, Illinois . In Boston, with the help of William I. Appleby, the president of the Church's Eastern States Mission, and Church member Alexander Badlam, Phelps was able to procure a wrought iron Ramage hand-press , type , and other required equipment. He returned to Winter Quarters on November 12, 1847, with the press. Due partly to its size and weight, the press and equipment would not be taken to Salt Lake City until 1849. By that time many of the Mormon pioneers had left Winter Quarters and the press was moved across the Missouri River to another temporary Mormon settlement, Kanesville, Iowa . In April 1849 the press and other church property was loaded onto ox drawn wagons, and traveled with the Howard Egan Company along the Mormon Trail . The wagon company, with the press, arrived in the Salt Lake Valley August 7, 1849.

The press was moved into a small adobe building (just east of the present site of the Hotel Utah ) that also served as a coin mint for the settlers. The press was at first used to print the necessary documents (such as laws, records, and forms) used in setting up the provisional State of Deseret .

First Issue

The first issue of the _Deseret News_ was published June 15, 1850, and was 8 pages long. This first issue included the paper's prospectus , written by the editor Willard Richards , along with news from the United States Congress , and a report on the San Francisco 1849 Christmas Eve fire; an event which had occurred six months prior. Because it was meant to be the voice of the State of Deseret, it was called the _Deseret News,_ and its motto was "Truth and Liberty." It was at first a weekly Saturday publication, and published in "pamphlet form" in hopes that readers would have the papers bound into volumes. Subscription rate was $2.50 for six months.

A jobs press, usually called the Deseret News Press, was also set up so the _News_ could print books, booklets, handbills, broadsides, etc., for paying customers and other publishers.


From the beginning paper shortages were a problem for the _News_ staff. Starting with the October 19, 1850 issue—only four months after publication began—the paper had to be changed to a bi-weekly publication. Even so, many times in the 1850s there were several periods when the _News_ could not be published for lack of paper; one period lasted three months during the fall of 1851.

Thomas Howard, a Mormon immigrant from England , and a paper-maker, approached Brigham Young about using some machinery—originally meant for producing sugar—to make their own paper; Young agreed to the plan. The publishers asked everyone to donate old paper and cloth to the venture. In the summer of 1854 the first issues of the _News_ were published on "homemade paper" that was very thick, and grayish in color.

Even with paper shortages, occasionally a _News_ extra would be published, if there were important news or a sermon that could not wait for the regular publication date.

Utah War

_ The Utah Territorial Statehouse , home of the News_ during the Utah War _ An early News_ printing press displayed in the statehouse basement

During a turbulent time period, later known as the Utah War , the _News_ presses and equipment were moved to the central and southern parts of the state. As armed forces of the United States camped just outside the state at Fort Bridger , George Q. Cannon was assigned to take some presses and equipment to Fillmore while Henry McEwan was to take the remainder to Parowan . On May 5, 1858 the first issue of the _News_ with Fillmore City as the publication place appeared; issues would continue to be printed in both Fillmore and Parowan until September 1858 While in Fillmore, the press was kept in the basement of the Utah Territorial Statehouse . That fall the presses were brought back to Salt Lake City and placed in the Council House , allowing the _News_ to begin normal operations. The soldiers who had marched to Utah during the war would remain at the newly constructed Camp Floyd . Their need for a newspaper, one not published by the LDS Church, was satisfied with _Kirk Anderson's Valley Tan_, the area's second newspaper (and first competitor to the _News_); published November 6, 1858.

During the 1850s through 1860s numerous articles in the _News_ were printed in the Deseret Alphabet .


The coming of the Pony Express to Utah in 1860 would bring changes to the paper, allowing news from the East to arrive to the Territory much faster. Even so, the paper remained a weekly, with _News_ extras being published with more frequency and temporary renamed _The Pony Dispatch_.

Yet, paper problems still plagued the publishers; paper was very expensive to haul from California or the East, and attempts at making paper in the valley were still, for the most part, futile. In 1860 a paper-making machine had been purchased, and set-up in the Deseret Manufacturing Company sugar house factory, but lack of available materials meant a lack of paper. As a result, Brigham Young called George Goddard on a rag-gathering mission. Goddard traveled through the territory collecting rags that would then be turned into paper, and was able to supply enough to keep the _News_ in production. Other problems such as ice and drought on the stream, running out of Parley\'s Canyon , that ran the paper mill caused the paper to have short lapses in publication.

In October 1861 the lines of the First Transcontinental Telegraph met in Salt Lake City, making the Pony Express obsolete, and bringing news to the Territory almost instantly. The _News_ extras, now sometimes called telegraphic dispatches, were printed with even more frequency. _ The Deseret Store, home of the Deseret News_ from 1851-1854 and 1862-1903

In March 1862 the _News_ and its staff moved from the Council House to the Deseret Store, and in 1864 a steam-powered printing press arrived; it was placed in the basement the building. The set type was lowered from the offices in the building's upper floor to the basement, through holes in the each floor. Later an addition was constructed to the east of this building, and the presses were moved into that building.

On October 8, 1865 the _News_ launched its semi-weekly edition, this allowed news to get out more quickly and allowed for more advertisements. The weekly edition would continue and contained much of the same content as the semi-weekly, but editorials were different.

In November 1867 George Q. Cannon became the editor, and on the 21st of that month, the _News_ published its first daily edition, which was published in the evening, and as such was named _The Deseret Evening News_. Most of what was published in the daily edition, was also published in the weekly and semi-weekly, as the daily was meant for city readers and the weekly and semi-weekly for those living in the more rural areas of the territory. Until December 1898 all three editions—the weekly, semi-weekly, and daily—were published concurrently.

In 1870 the _ Mormon Tribune_, later named _ The Salt Lake Tribune _, was first printed, adding a new newspaper rival to the Salt Lake area. Since its founding the _Tribune_ and _News_ have often been involved in "newspaper battles," times when they could not agree on anything, even secular items. During these battles the _News_ has often been called grandmother, granny, or The Mormon Hand Organ.

Since its first publication the _News_ had been owned directly by the LDS Church, but as worries about property confiscation increased due to the Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act and Poland Act , and the paper's ownership was transferred to The Deseret News Company after it was incorporated on September 3, 1880. About this same time the _News_ began looking for a location to build a new paper mill, as the Sugar House paper plant was not adequate. A new granite plant was constructed near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon , 13 miles south of the paper's offices. The mill began producing paper in April 1883, and was known as the Cottonwood Paper Mill . The _News_ would sell the paper mill in 1892 to the Granite Paper Mills Company. The mill caught fire and was destroyed April 1, 1893.

Changing Ownership

On October 1, 1892, The Deseret News Company leased the _News_ along with all the company's printing, bookbinding, and merchandising to the Cannon family . The family was, at that time, operating the George Q. Cannon after almost six years under the ownership of the Cannon family. The family's Deseret News Publishing Company was dissolved after the lease was gone, and within a few months The Deseret News Company was also dissolved and ownership of the paper was returned directly to the LDS Church.

When the Church regained direct control over the _News_, Horace G. Whitney was appointed business manager and Charles W. Penrose returned as editor. Immediately the paper's weekly edition, _The Deseret Weekly_, was discontinued; its last issue was published December 10, 1898.


_ The Deseret News and Union Pacific Building, home of the News_ from 1903 to 1926

On October 1, 1900 the George Q. Cannon presently the Beneficial Tower (Gateway Tower West) sits at this location.

The daily, called the _Deseret Evening News_ was renamed the _Deseret News_ on June 15, 1920; the paper's 70th anniversary. The semi-weekly was discontinued on June 22, 1922, leaving the daily as the only news publication. Two days later the _News_ announced it had purchased the _ Utah Farmer_, a weekly agricultural paper; which it would eventually sell.

In 1926 the _News_ once again moved into a new building, this time on Richard's Street (just south of the present Deseret Book store in City Creek Center .) This same year the _News_ began using teletype technology to receive news from the Associated Press .

During the 1920s the paper's circulation nearly doubled, reaching almost 40,000.


On November 20, 1920, the _News_ began airing nightly wireless news flashes, called the _Deseret News_-International News Service bulletins. The paper had also formed The Deseret News Wireless Club, with members across the Western United States who would transcribe the radio bulletins and post them in their communities. In April 1922 the paper received a license to officially operate a radio station, with call letters KZN (later changed to KSL ). The station's first regular broadcast aired on May 6, 1922 in the form of a talk by then-LDS Church president Heber J. Grant . In 1924 the station was sold to John Cope and his father, F.W. Cope, who formed the Radio Service Corporation of Utah. The LDS Church would later purchase this corporation and go on to create KSL-TV . The _News_, KSL Radio, and KSL Television continue to remain closely linked.


The Deseret News Publishing Company

The _News_ had been under the direct ownership of the Church since 1898, when The Deseret News Company was dissolved. On December 29, 1931, the Deseret News Publishing Company was incorporated (not to be confused with the Deseret News Publishing Company formed in 1892 by the Cannon family to lease ownership of the paper, and dissolved when the lease was over). Its articles of incorporation, filed with the Salt Lake County Clerk, provided for 500 shares of stock, all retained by the Church (with the exception of the qualifying directors' shares).

First Sunday Edition

On May 16, 1948 the _News_ would deliver its first Sunday paper. The first Sunday edition contained 154 pages with a new farm, home, and garden section. The Sunday edition would continue into the 1950s, when an agreement with _The Salt Lake Tribune_ would end it.

1952: Newspaper Agency Corporation

After World War II the _Deseret News_, _ The Salt Lake Tribune _ and the _ Salt Lake Telegram _ were all struggling financially, but no more than the _Deseret News_. In September 1952, the owners of the _News_ (LDS Church) and _Tribune_ ( Thomas Kearns Family) entered into a joint operating agreement (JOA), where each published separate editorial material while sharing printing, advertising and circulation costs. This JOA was the brainchild of _Tribune_ Publisher John F. Fitzpatrick who helped LDS President David O. McKay ensure the continuation of the _Deseret News_. As its architect, Fitzpatrick knew that this NAC arrangement would also benefit the _Tribune_. The _News_ stopped Sunday publication; subscribers received a Sunday _Tribune_ instead. The _Deseret News_ also purchased the afternoon _Salt Lake Telegram_ from the _Tribune_. The _Telegram_ was discontinued, and into the mid-1960s, the paper's nameplate read: _ The Deseret News and Salt Lake Telegram_. The 30-year agreement between the two papers was renewed in 1982, with some changes. The Newspaper Agency Corporation was renamed to MediaOne of Utah in 2007.


_Deseret News_ reporter Robert Mullins won a Pulitzer Prize in 1962 for local reporting "for his resourceful coverage of a murder and kidnapping at Dead Horse Point State Park ".

In 1968 the _News_ once again moved, this time into a new building on Regent Street.

Sunday Morning Edition

The joint operating agreement with the _Tribune_ in 1952 had ended the paper's Sunday edition, but when the 30-year-old agreement was up for renewal, it was changed to allow the _News_ to publish a Sunday morning edition and change its Saturday publication from an evening to morning paper. The first Sunday morning edition of the _News_ appeared January 16, 1983, and the paper has published a Sunday edition ever since.


_ The former location of the Deseret News_ on Regent Street. The newspaper's logotype was carved into the top of the building's façade (since filled in by its new tenant) to give the building the appearance of the newspaper.

The newspaper moved into its newly constructed headquarters in on Regent Street downtown Salt Lake City in 1997.

As the twentieth century ended, the _Deseret News_ found itself embroiled in a contentious and often public battle with _The Salt Lake Tribune_, centered around the terms of their joint operating agreement, the desire of the _Deseret News_ to switch from afternoon to morning publication, and ownership changes at the _Tribune_. The battle was resolved with the 2000 sale of the _Tribune_ and with the _News_ switching to morning publication and changing its name on June 9, 2003 to the _Deseret Morning News_.

Internet Presence

On January 26, 1995 the _News_ launched the Crossroads Information Network, allowing subscribers to access the _News_ digitally through their dial-up service; digital-only subscriptions were also created. Installation of the Crossroads software—which was mailed on floppy disk to each subscriber beginning in February 1995—was required on each user's computer. The network also allowed users to access the paper's complete text along with archives back to April 1988, the _Church News_ and the LDS Church Almanac. The software allowed subscribers to communicate with each other through an e-mail-like system. Eventually the Crossroads Information Network was shut down and its features were moved to DesNews.com, which itself was replaced with DeseretNews.com.

The paper's first website, DesNews.com, was launched on September 27, 1995. This allowed _News_ content to be accessed through an internet website, rather than the software required by Crossroads. The website was meant for those outside of the Salt Lake area, who had to pay long-distance calling charges when dialed into the Crossroads network.


On April 13, 2008, Joseph A. Cannon announced in a front page editor's note that the name of the newspaper had been changed back to the _Deseret News_, although the _News_ would continue to be published in the morning.


_ The Triad Center in downtown Salt Lake City, current home of the News_

In 2010, the _Deseret News_ moved its offices out of the Deseret News Building to the broadcast house in the Triad Center , so they could integrate with KSL 's newsroom.

In May 2011, the _Deseret News_ launched an expanded business section with Jordan Burke , formerly an editor with Bloomberg, as the business editor.

In October 2016, breaking an 80-year tradition of staying out of U.S. presidential politics, the _Deseret News_ editorial board urged its readers not to vote for Donald Trump.

In November 2016, Doug Wilks became the editor of the Deseret News.


TYPE OF SITE Online publication featuring articles covering contemporary Mormon culture and current events


CREATED BY The Deseret News

WEBSITE DeseretNews.com/Faith/MormonTimes

ALEXA RANK 5,925,287 (August 2012 )


The Sunday _Deseret News'_s national edition (whose "Faith" section was formerly known as " Mormon Times"), published in Salt Lake City , is a national and international weekly concentrating its reporting and feature articles on areas of interest to members of the LDS Church. It is only available outside of the U.S. state of Utah . Material featured in the national edition of the _Deseret News_ is available as an online subscription and _ Mormon Times_ is the title of an affiliated weekly television program.

The paper is not an official publication of the LDS Church. It also includes the weekly official _ Church News _ section that provides news of the LDS Church. In August 2011, Joseph Walker became editor of the _Deseret News's_ "Faith" section, including the Mormon-themed content branded as _ Mormon Times_.

According to its publisher, the national edition's circulation as of July 8, 2012 , was 107,000 subscribers from outside of the state of Utah. (In April 2013, the _Deseret News'_s digital circulation was 56,755, the 22nd largest among newspapers' digital versions in the U.S. )


Included in the website's sections are stories of the LDS Church's general authorities and news emanating from the Church Office Building .

_ Mormon Times_ brings the stories, photos, and updates of the more than 50,000 LDS missionaries all together in one place.

The education section contains current-event items drawn from across the Church Educational System (CES), including its seminary program , regular firesides , and the units of CES higher education, such as Brigham Young University (BYU).

As genealogy research is one of the hallmarks of Mormon culture, _ Mormon Times_ shares news and information relevant to family history enthusiasts.

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* 1850–1854: Willard Richards * 1854–1859: Albert Carrington * 1859–1863: Elias Smith * 1863–1867: Albert Carrington * 1867–1873: George Q. Cannon * 1873–1877: David O. Calder * 1877–1879: George Q. Cannon

* 1880–1892: Charles W. Penrose _1884–1885: John Nicholson, George C. Lambert (acting, during absence of Penrose)_ * 1892–1898: John Q. Cannon * 1898–1899: Janne M. Sjödahl * 1899–1907: Charles W. Penrose * 1907–1914: Janne M. Sjödahl * 1914–1917: E. Leroy Bourne * 1919–1922: John Q. Cannon * 1922–1928: Harold Goff * 1928: Alexander Buchanan, Jr. * 1928–1931: John Q. Cannon * 1931–1934: Joseph J. Cannon * 1934–1943: James A. Langton * 1943–1946: David A. Robinson * 1946–1952: Mark E. Petersen * 1952–1964: O. Preston Robinson * 1964–1972: E. Earl Hawkes * 1972–1986: William B. Smart * 1985–1996: Jim Mortimer * 1997–2006: John Hughes * 2007–2010: Joseph A. Cannon * 2011–2016: Paul S. Edwards * 2016–present: Doug Wilks

Among those who have served as publisher of the _Deseret News_ were Wendell J. Ashton (1978–85), William James Mortimer (1985-2000), Jim Wall, and Chris Lee.

2010 Restructuring

Summer 2010 saw multiple changes both in leadership and structure at the _Deseret News_. A new Opinion Editor, Paul S. Edwards , was appointed. Edwards had previously been provost at Southern Virginia University and earlier a political science professor at Brigham Young University (BYU). Editor Joe Cannon and publisher Jim Wall stepped down.

During the summer of 2010 it was announced that the _Deseret News_ for the first time ever would have a president and CEO; Clark Gilbert was appointed to this position. He was already CEO of Deseret Digital Media .

Gilbert announced the future of _Deseret News_ was leaner, and more online. In August 2010 he announced the layoffs of 85 staffers, 57 full-time and 28 part-time. It resulted in a reduction of 43% of the paper's entire staff.

On November 12, 2010, Ann Cannon, a columnist who had been with the _Deseret News_ for seven years but had been let go, first appeared as a columnist in _The Salt Lake Tribune_.

The _Deseret News_ also created an editorial advisory board to work with Gilbert and Edwards; it consisted of people with a broad variety of backgrounds:

* Joseph Cannon, who had up until that time been the _Deseret News_ editor. * Pamela Atkinson, a Presbyterian philanthropist based in Salt Lake City * Clayton M. Christensen , a professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School . * Sheri L. Dew , LDS author and president/CEO of Deseret Book , in Salt Lake City, Utah. * Robert P. George , past chairman of the National Organization For Marriage, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and prominent conservative Christian thinker. * Matthew S. Holland , president of Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah; son of Jeffrey R. Holland , LDS apostle. * Firoz "King" Hussein, CEO of Span Construction and Engineering a native of India who did graduate studies at BYU, is a convert to the LDS Church and currently serves as an LDS bishop in Monterey, California * Jane Clayson Johnson , Emmy-winning journalist and author. * Jeffrey Max Jones , former senator and cabinet minister in Mexico * Mary McConnell, curriculum consultant at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah , former Rhodes scholar and speech-writer for Caspar Weinberger * Michael W. McConnell , former federal judge, current professor at Stanford Law School * Gordon H. Smith , former US Senator * Hannah Clayson Smith , lawyer with the Becket Fund , Princeton University and BYU Law School graduate, former clerk for Supreme Court Justices Alito and Thomas * Catherine M. Stokes, former deputy director of the Illinois Department of Health , an African American from Chicago, graduate of DePaul University and long-time member of the LDS Church and Utah resident since 2006, active with the Utah Chapter of the African-American Genealogical and Historical Society

Another part of the restructuring of the _Deseret News_ involved the creation of Deseret Connect, a group of about 1000 screened contributors who provide content at little or no charge to the paper.


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