How The Salt Lake Tribune secured nonprofit status

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By now, we’ve all heard that The Salt Lake Tribune successfully obtained nonprofit status. But how did the owners actually do it?

“Without a lot of feedback from the IRS, we’re grateful that we have a pretty blank slate,” Vice President of Business Innovation Fraser Nelson said in a statement. “We want to make sure we’re making decisions that make sense for us as an institution, make sure they are in the context of the larger national [landscape] and what this means for other papers and for journalism generally.”

Here’s a look at the newspaper’s application and the 59-page response from the IRS for owners curious about the process.

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