Bethany Baker is a journalist at The Salt Lake Tribune, a nonprofit newspaper in Salt Lake City, Utah. As a documentarian creating videos, photos and multimedia content, she covers water-management issues involving the Colorado River, the Great Salt Lake and related resources, as well as issues within the region's Indigenous communities and other topics impacting Salt Lake City and Utah. Before this, Baker worked on her master’s degree in journalism at Harvard Extension School, and she was a photojournalist at daily papers throughout the West. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Baker studied French in high school, and is developing her Spanish fluency. An avid outdoors enthusiast, she loves backpacking, rafting, rock climbing and snowboarding, and has two dogs and a quarter horse gelding.
The Salt Lake Tribune became a nonprofit in late 2019, and the news organization is now owned by the community and under the stewardship of a board. In 2020, The Tribune established its mission statement, built its board and launched its supporting subscribers programs. The mission: The Tribune is Utah’s independent voice. Building on a legacy of courageous, watchdog journalism, this news organization strives to tell stories that are interesting, important and inclusive. Dedicated to fairness and accuracy, it aims to engage and empower readers.
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