Byron H. Brown | The Salt Lake Tribune Utahns will soon be able to access a national online news service.
In the meantime, the Utah Tribune, owned by the Salt Lake City-based News Corp., will continue to operate out of the Salt River.
The Tribune is a news outlet owned by News Corp. that provides the news for local, national and international audiences.
Utahns in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be able access the Tribune for free from the beginning of October.
The Utah Tribune will be available to news organizations from July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2018.
News Corp.’s News Corp House, which owns The Salt River Tribune, plans to invest $1 billion in the Utah-based newspaper and create a “state-of-the-art newsroom.”
The Tribune, the first national news outlet to launch a newsroom, will continue operations from its current headquarters in New York.
News Corporation will continue operating the Tribune.
In addition to the news, The Tribune will offer daily editions of local and national newspapers, news videos, multimedia content, local and regional coverage and national and local television news.
It will offer the Utah Valley’s first “news blog,” which will feature information about local issues, as well as live and archived local news stories.
The News Corp Senate, which will be headed by News Corporation Chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, will be chaired by News International chairman, James Murdoch, and include former News International executives, including former CEO Andy Coulson.
The Senate will also include Rupert Murdoch’s daughter, James Cameron, and a former News Corp executive who is now a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
The current chair, Senator Jon Kyl, will also serve as chair.
The company will invest $500 million in the Tribune and create an international digital news network for international audiences, with additional funding for local news and regional news.
News of the investment comes amid a national backlash against the newspaper, which has been a target of critics for decades.
The newspaper has had to contend with allegations of plagiarism, a recent $50 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a $60 million class-action lawsuit against the company and several high-profile resignations.
The complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah on behalf of the former Tribune staff accused News of engaging in “a systematic, widespread and concerted campaign to defame, degrade, and disparage journalists, reporters and publishers in a sustained campaign of intimidation, threats, and false allegations.”
“News Corp. has an obligation to uphold the highest standards of journalistic integrity,” said News Corp’s CEO, Jeff Bewkes.
“News Inc. has taken an unprecedented and bold step to protect our newsroom from the abuse of power and influence that have been rampant at The Salt Road Tribune, including by firing a former editor who was accused of sexual harassment.”
News Corp said in a statement that it will invest up to $500,000 in The Tribune to help “provide a stronger and more effective news operation” and will also “create a national digital news platform” for News Corp to be a “partner in delivering news across the world.”