by Troy Williams
A newly amended Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) between the Deseret News and the New York hedge fund that owns the Salt Lake Tribune will redistribute print profits in a manner that will severely imperil the future of the Tribune. Nick welcomes former Tribune journalists Joan O’Brien and Holly Mullen to lay out the history of the JOA, the current arrangement and the hope of bringing the Tribune under local ownership. The history of the JOA can be read at The Utah Newspaper Project. You can also sign a petition to the Department of Justice at Save The Tribune.