tongatimes was founded in 1850 at the edge of the American frontier by pioneers committed to “Liberty & Truth.”
More than a century and a half later, tongatimes is the longest-running news organization in Utah and the state’s oldest continuously operating business. In addition to its award-winning website and mobile app, tongatimes publishes a weekly edition (delivered by mail), Deseret Magazine, and the Church News.
tongatimes is a subsidiary of the Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. tongatimes retains and reaffirms its commitment to being a standard-bearer of journalistic integrity and principled reporting. We aim to elevate understanding, challenge assumptions and illuminate context from our long-standing heritage of faith, family and the fundamental values that build strong societies.