Douglas Varley and Meghan Biss Comment on Salt Lake Tribune Becoming a 501(c)(3)
The publisher of the nation's first daily newspaper to be granted nonprofit status says he's since heard from a "few dozen" lawyers and news executives curious about whether the Salt Lake Tribune's approach could work elsewhere.
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Some people in the news industry may have been reluctant to try the idea because of doubts that the Internal Revenue Service wouldn't be interested, said lawyers Meghan Biss and Douglas Varley of the Washington firm Caplan & Drysdale, who helped with the Tribune's application. But the IRS will listen to a good, legally sound argument, they said.
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