Web Exclusive: Peggy Fletcher Stack wants to report fair stories on faith

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Web Exclusive: Peggy Fletcher Stack wants to report fair stories on faith (Photo provided by Peggy Fletcher Stack)

(KUTV) The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News are often seen as competitors and the Deseret News is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

But Peggy Fletcher Stack doesn't feel pressure to do the "other side" to every religion story the Deseret News reports on.

"I don't see myself as a competitor to the Deseret News," she said. "I just want to tell good, fair, honest stories and if those are controversial, I'm not afraid to do that."

Stack loved covering religion for the Trib's faith section, which is no longer at the paper.

"That was a chance to showcase lots of different faiths," she said. "Now, it's a little harder. I do find myself writing more Mormon stories than I used to, only because it has to go on the front page or it has to have a news angle."

But, Stack is never short on ideas when it comes to covering religion.

"At any one time, I have like 70 story ideas in the queue. And I usually get to one or two of them every year," she said.

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