This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Founded in 1850 by pioneers committed to “Liberty & Truth,” the Deseret News is the longest-running news organization in Utah. Senior Vice President of Deseret Management Corporation, the parent company of Deseret News, Gary Porter joins us with more.

Gary Porter:

The Deseret News stands for journalism centered on the issues core to the human heart, including faith and family. While the Deseret News has perpetually evolved to meet the demands of its audience, such as reimagining print offerings and launching an acclaimed magazine, it remains committed to timeless ideals.

Though independent in its editorial decisions, the Deseret News values are rooted in the teachings espoused by its owner, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Deseret News stands for truth and light. And as Utah’s oldest business, it takes seriously the role of building people and communities.

Our CEO Keith B. McMullin said it this way: “Our purpose is not only to inform, but also to lift and influence men and women, boys and girls, who involve themselves in the products and services that we render.” We do that with honesty, integrity and eye toward helping people live their best lives.

Derek Miller:

The Deseret News aims to elevate understanding, challenge assumptions and illuminate context from its heritage of faith, family and the fundamental values that build strong societies. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.