Deseret News to end print edition of Spanish-language paper

Media • Closing to cost six jobs, although Web version will continue.
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The Deseret News announced Tuesday it would cease publication of the print edition of its Spanish-language newspaper, OK Espanol, saying it had been losing money for three years.

Clark Gilbert, CEO of the Deseret News, declined to comment and referred to statements he made in a story in Tuesday's Deseret News.

The story said publication of the print edition will be halted the middle of next month but that a Web version will continue. The article noted that six employees would be laid off.

In May 2012, The Salt Lake Tribune ceased publication of its Spanish-language newspaper, Ahora Utah, because of the "challenging economic environment," according to Tribune Deputy Editor Tim Fitzpatrick.