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End of an Era: John Saltas Sells City Weekly

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints buys Salt Lake City's alternative weekly.

By City Weekly Staff
Posted // March 31,2010 -
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Today was bound to come. Things have been pretty good at City Weekly during a very difficult time in the newspaper industry. Many of our newspaper friends are having a hard time. It’s impossible to ignore the impact that a bad economy has had on the local newspaper industry. Maybe we were kidding ourselves that we were immune. Read More...

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Posted // April 5,2010 at 14:17

John!!!!! I've installed web press machinery here in Salt Lake to print your publication, don't let my precision and hard work go to waste. Tell us this is a spoof!!!!!! We need you and your staff here in Salt Lake, things would not be the same if you left. =(

 

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Posted // April 4,2010 at 14:50

This was a great April 1st joke. One of the best. I almost believed it and started to line up my own version of curses for Saltas, when I saw the print date. That was really really funny.

Saltas; just for the records, don't you dare selling city weekly to anybody but me!

 

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Posted // April 3,2010 at 13:54

I heard about this story from about 30 people prior to reading it. They all believed it. Given today's lousy economy, coupled with the ongoing death of print media, the story seemed plausible. That's why it wasn't funny. At all. Thanks for treating your readers like chumps. I ain't reading your paper anymore.

 

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Posted // April 1,2010 at 21:12

Ah, but will it still be a story tomorrow?

 

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Posted // April 1,2010 at 17:45

I didn't see the web version of the issue, only the one on the newsstand which doesn't directly state that the Church bought the City Weekly (no subhead). Therefore, when I read the staff editorial, I was totally floored, shocked and bought it all: hook, line and sinker. You guys are really good.

 

 
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