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Matthew Piper

Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City Reporter — Salt Lake Tribune
Covers:  weather, history, radio, parks, music, comics, sports, religion, movies, entertainment, utah jazz, studies, community, lds, byu, mormons, utah state, real salt lake, utah utes, higher education, pop culture, olympics, trends, tv, health, books, lgbt, animals, utah
Doesn't Cover: politics, crime

Covering Salt Lake City for @sltrib. Have something to share? Call 801-257-8768 or email

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I'm a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune with unusually varied interests and experience. I've formerly been a copy editor, page designer and sports writer, but I now focus on writing general news stories that will garner interest online. I also help with Web production duties.

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@matthew_piper — 4,684 followers, 415 tweets

Jul 09, 2017

RT @sltrib: Other states have landed Amazon fulfillment centers without incentives, so did Utah need to offer $5.6 million?…

Jun 22, 2017

RT @sltrib: Move the downtown SLC liquor store to reduce crime among homeless, @BenMcAdams tells DABC

Jun 22, 2017

SLC's mayor got the architect she wants for 2 homeless shelters in a more cordial meeting of the governing nonprofit 

Jun 20, 2017

Candidates to replace county Sheriff Jim Winder say they'll — *gasp* — actually TALK to city Chief Mike Brown 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Sports writer at The Durango Herald, if you don't count student papers. If you do, and I do, then Daily Utah Chronicle columnist.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Hated it.

How is social media changing news?

It's disseminating it faster and broader, obviously. It's also probably compromising standards, and that's a shame and unnecessary.