The Salt Lake Tribune Officially Becomes 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

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Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire.

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  1. Avatar Saul Degraw
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    The Guardian announced a non-profit in 2017 and are famously run by a trust:

    https://www.theguardian.com/gnm-press-office/2017/aug/28/the-guardian-announces-the-launch-of-a-new-us-nonprofit-to-support-story-telling-and-independent-journalism

    Still the situation for media is tough. A lot of smaller magazines whether on the left or on the right were always funded as hobbies/passion projects/charity cases. This is true for The New Republic, the Nation, The National Review, the former Weekly Standard, etc. I suspect it is true for the more intellectual quarterlies like N plus One and Jacobin. The Federalist steadfastly refuses to disclose its funding sources. I suspect they have a lot right-wing rich people funding. Equally so, the London Review of Books is basically funded by their editor who is the heiress to a fortune.

    American newspapers and magazines made most of their money from advertising. This was true from the most mainstream publication to the alt-weeklies like the Village Voice and Boston Phoenix. The only thing that changed was the kind of advertising based on the media and its audience. Or a disconnect. I still suspect that the people who read the Village Voice articles, ignored all the barely innuendo sex work ads which basically funded it.Report

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