The Winners!

Thanks for coming to the annual banquet. Here’s the winners of the Utah Headliners Awards:

Clifford B. Cheney: Service to Journalism
April Squires, Riverton High School

Freedom of Information Award
Matt Canham, Matthew D. LaPlante and Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune
Secret Salaries, Sandy leaders get fewer perks

Ethics
John Daley, KSL-TV
Legislature Bribery

Don Baker Investigative Reporting Award
Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s Nursing Homes: Compromised Care

DIVISION A NA 1 Best Newspaper Reporter
1st Place Stephen Dark Salt Lake City Weekly
Judges wrote: By far Dark had the most diverse and interesting subject matter. His ability to tell a story in a clean and compelling manner also stood out.

2nd Place BenWinslow Deseret News

3rd Place Matthew D. LaPlante Salt Lake Tribune

Honorable Mention Ted McDonough Salt Lake City Weekly

NA 2 Best Newspaper
1st Place Salt Lake Tribune
Judges wrote: Good packaging throughout, creative and intriguing reporting, thoughtful design from start to finish, strong leads and concise reporting and writing.

2nd Place Deseret News

NA 3 Spot News
1st Place Tribune Justice Desk Salt Lake Tribune
The Trolley Square Report
Judges wrote: From writing to graphics to sidbars, this package tells the whole story and then some. Awesome!

2nd Place Tribune Justice Desk Salt Lake Tribune
Search Ends Tragically

3rd Place Nate Carlisle, Erin Alberty, Patty Henetz, Nathan C. Gonzalez, Salt Lake Tribune Tremblor leaves town shivering

Honorable Mention Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret News
Trek Tragedy

NA 4 Continuing Coverage
1st Place Julia Lyon, Kristen Moulton, Peggy Fletcher Stack, Lisa Schencker, Lisa Rosetta Salt Lake Tribune
Refugees in Utah: No Second Heaven
Judges wrote: Very well done — great collaborative effort. The personal anecdotes are balanced well with the facts of the story. Not too schmaltzy, but still compelling.

2nd Place Dawn House Salt Lake Tribune
Taking on Utah’s Liquor Laws

3rd Place Mike Gorrell Salt Lake Tribune
Crandall Canyon Mine Disaster: Aftermath

Honorable Mention Brooke Adams Salt Lake Tribune FLDS

NA 5 Series
1st Place Dennis Romboy and Lucinda Dillon Kinkaid Deseret News
Secret Shame: Utah’s sex offenders and their victims
Judges wrote: A harrowing, heartbreaking look at sexual abuse and the toll it takes on its young victims.

2nd Place Lois Collins and Elaine Jarvik Deseret News
Gray Area: Utah as it ages

3rd Place Patty Henetz Salt Lake Tribune
Thirsty Times: The Quest for Water

Honorable Mention Matt Canham Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s Nursing Home: Compromised Care

NA 6 Review/Criticism
1st Place Ellen Fagg Weist Salt Lake Tribune
Just Between Friends You Must See Stirring, Soulful Caroline
Judges wrote: Fagg’s criticisms are pointed and telling. Her writing — with phrases such as — “grief hangs like a full moon over the Jewish household — are excellent. Her enthusiasm for the production shows through her article.

2nd Place Scott Renshaw Salt Lake City Weekly
Romancing the Stoned

NA 7 General News
1st Place Tony Semerad, Mark Havnes, Christopher Smart Salt Lake Tribune
Danger Upstream

2nd Place Erin Alberty Salt Lake Tribune
Domestic Violence Shelter Traffic Up

3rd Place Brooke Adams Salt Lake Tribune
Families Caught in Crossfire

NA 8 General Feature
1st Place Doug Robinson Deseret News
Thankful for son’s years

2nd Place Sean P. Means Salt Lake Tribune
When the liquor flowed again

3rd Place Matthew D. LaPlante Salt Lake Tribune
The 10th Man

NA 9 Criminal Justice Reporting
1st Place Lisa Rosetta Salt Lake Tribune
Woman linked to FLDS call troubled
An illuminating and thorough look into the troubled life of a mentally ill woman.

2nd Place Eric S. Peterson Salt Lake City Weekly
Hard Labor

3rd Place Erin Alberty Salt Lake Tribune
Do gun laws work for the mentally ill?

Honorable Mention Ted McDonough Salt Lake City Weekly
Books Behind Bars

NA 10 Consumer Reporting
1st Place Eric S. Peterson Salt Lake City Weekly
Jacked
Judges wrote: Peterson did an excellent job of raising questions about the necessity for steep state tax breaks for oil companies at a time when they were earning record profits. He attempted to independently calculate the cost to taxpayers, who he pointed out are paying more at the pump in Utah than residents of other states without such a big industry presence. He was also fair, offering significant commentary from oil executives who way they need breaks to counter the costly process of production. With both sides, Peterson facilitated an intellectual debate with no easy answers.

2nd Place Lee Davidson Deseret News
Lawsuits by payday lenders swamp courts

3rd Place Ted McDonough Salt Lake City Weekly
Renting Sucks!

Honorable Mention Nate Carlisle Salt Lake Tribune
Undetected Danger

NA 11 Education Reporting
1st Place Julia Lyon Salt Lake Tribune
Building Schools, At What Price?
Judges wrote: A thorough and exhaustive look into the legal and financial loopholes that exist in Utah’s growing charter school industry. Lyon did a great job explaining the little-known issue, the players involved, and what’s at stake for parents/the public, and synthesized the information in a palatable way for readers.

2nd Place Ben Fulton Salt Lake Tribune
How Clean is your school cafeteria?

NA 12 Government Reporting
1st Place Eric S. Peterson Salt Lake City Weekly
Drug Deal
Peterson offers a comprehensive analysis of a no-bid contract and the influences that contributed to the deal-making process. Reporter went above and beyond his call of duty by investigating business incorporation records, raising questions about the validity of the company awarded work and the state’s attending to detail. Looks ripe for a follow-up.

2nd Place Lee Davidson and Stephen Speckman Deseret News
Fewer Funds, More Visitors hurt National Parks

3rd Place Brice Wallace Deseret News
The Screening Process

Honorable Mention Ted McDonough Salt Lake City Weekly
Badgered

NA 13 Medical/Science Reporting
1st Place Lisa Rosetta and Heather May Salt Lake Tribune
Jarvik’s credit for heart disputed
Rosetta and May give us a gripping tale that explores how difficult it can be to assign intellectual credit in the science community. It was especially impressive that the pair tracked down hoary scientists to reconstruct a debate that has been simmering among a group of researchers for more than a quarter-century.

2nd Place Lisa Rosetta and Heather May Salt Lake Tribune
Caring for the uninsured

3rd Place Ted McDonough Salt Lake City Weekly
Dust Up

Honorable Mention Eric S. Peterson Salt Lake City Weekly
Life and Limb

NA 14 Military Reporting
1st Place Stephen Dark Salt Lake City Weekly
Diary of a Suicide Dark tells a gripping story of an any-American family trajedy. Midway through the read, I forgot I was judging. I wanted to know more about Jason and his family.

2nd Place Matthew D. LaPlante Salt Lake Tribune
In his new home, wounded refugee losing hope for aid

3rd Place Amy Macavinta Deseret News
Painful Trauma Resonate After Wars…

Honorable Mention Matthew D. LaPlante Salt Lake Tribune
US: Torture, murder at Iraqi Juvenile Prison

NA 15 Minority Issues Reporting
1st Place Lisa Rosetta Salt Lake Tribune
Patient Navigators treat Cancer Taboos
Well reported and written, and interesting look into aspects of Navajo culture which prevents Navajos from receiving cancer treatment through western medicine, and the workers who seek to bridge the divide.

2nd Place Jennifer Sanchez Salt Lake Tribune
Still Rebuilding

3rd Place Eric S. Peterson Salt Lake City Weekly
Afraid to Talk

NA 16 Personality Profile
1st Place Heather May Salt Lake Tribune
To See These Babies as God Sees Them May’s story intimately details the photographer’s work and more importantly delves into her motivation. It was a compasionate profile on a very excellent subject matter.

2nd Place Matthew D. LaPlante Salt Lake Tribune
What She Signed Up For

3rd Place Ted McDonough Salt Lake City Weekly
Final Shot

Honorable Mention Gordon Monson Salt Lake Tribune
How does this guy want to be known?

NA 17 Religion/Values Reporting
1st Place Ellen Fagg Weist Salt Lake Tribune
Circle of Life
Ellen Fagg draws a fascinating parallel between her experience as an outsider in a culture where early marriage is the norm and that of her free-spirited ancestor who tossed a wedding ring into the ocean. The story evokes a real sense of peace.

2nd Place Stephen Dark Salt Lake City Weekly
Swap Meet

3rd Place Carolyn Campbell Salt Lake City Weekly
Gay Bride

NA 18 Sports Reporting
1st Place Michael C. Lewis Salt Lake Tribune
A Champion Finish to an Agonizing Race
Lewis here combines the best elements of all the competition had to offer. It was was a tense, dramatic narrative crafted under deadline pressure, in a foreign country, surrounded by the grandeur that is the Olympics. A masterful way to turn a story about a local athlete never standing a chance to win the race but somehow inspiring others through her defeat — a tightly written piece and an enviable clip.

2nd Place Tim Buckley Deseret News
Livingston Take First Step in New Career Path

3rd Place Doug Robinson Deseret News
An Uphill Climb

Honorable Mention Mike Sorensen Deseret News
Summerhays wins Utah Open at age 64

Honorable Mention Stephen Dark Salt Lake City
Weekly Real-ity Check

NA 20 Editorial
1st Place Doug Gibson Ogden Standard-Examiner
The Utah Senate’s Dysfunction
This editorial expresses its opinion early, forecefull and succinctly. It’s notable for its clarity and passion.

2nd Place Paul Wetzel Salt Lake Tribune
Muzzling the People

NA 21 Opinion Column
1st Place Casey Jones Salt Lake Tribune
Dear Senator: Let’s Not Confuse Politeness with Reform, Please
Well written piece that expresses a strong opinion with both directness, humor and sarcasm.

2nd Place Doug Robinson Deseret News
Litigous World Can’t Fathom Compassion

3rd Place Erin Stewart Deseret News
Children are a Piece of our Hearts, not DNA

NA 22 Headline Writing
1st Place John A. Davis Salt Lake Tribune
Headlines
Davis crafted quippy, cleverl hedes that were fun to read.

2nd Place Scott Renshaw Salt Lake City Weekly
Headlines

3rd Place Eric Walden Salt Lake Tribune
Headlines

NA 23 Page Design- Front Page
1st Place Josh Awtry Salt Lake Tribune
Should We Worry?
Good job distilling complex financial information for the reader. Hiding Washington in the main illustration was a welcome, clever touch. I also like the bold, clear skyboxes and the clean breakout box and reefer box with the stories in the rails.

2nd Place Colin Smith Salt Lake Tribune
Gordon B. Hinckley Remembered

NA 24 Page Design – Feature Page
1st Place Josh Awtry Salt Lake Tribune
St. Patrick’s Guide
I really enjoyed this fresh and clever way to illustrate what could have otherwise been a tired sort of story. Originality really pushed this entry to the top.

2nd Place Blain Hefner Salt Lake Tribune
Summer Movie Preview

3rd Place John H. Clark Deseret News
Racing around the world

NEWSPAPERS DIVISION B

NB 1 Best Newspaper Reporter
1st Place Joe Pyrah The Daily Herald
Stories about pets, dry milk, Mitt Romney, Margaret Dayton and gay marriage Nice job of original reporting. Stories provide unique angles on what could be mundane topics. Writing is crisp, to the point but with a touch of flavor. An entry worthy of being called the best.

2nd Place David DeMille The Spectrum “Runnin on Empty,”

3rd Place Abigail Shaha The Daily Universe
Portfolio of single bylines stories

NB 2 Best Newspaper
1st Place The Spectrum
The Spectrum Best newspaper required dates
Lots of local coverage made The Spectrum stand out in an outstanding field.

2nd Place The Daily Universe
The Daily Universe Best Newspaper

3rd Place The Daily Utah Chronicle
The Daily Utah Chronicle Full editions from selected dates

NB 3 Spot News
1st Place Samantha Arnold, Tiffany DeMasters, David DeMille The Spectrum
City Mourns

2nd Place Mike Rigert Daily Herald
Man kills wife in church parking lot

3rd Place Brian Passey The Spectrum
Celebrating a Life

NB 4 Continuing Coverage
1st Place Matthew K. Jensen The Herald Journal
SWAT shooting of Gregory Lamb
A great example of following the story and staying on top of the issues. The reporter did a thorough job of not just covering the initial shooting but also of tracking the investigation as well. This defined continuing coverage.

2nd Place The Daily Universe
The Daily Universe
Milford Flat fire revisited part 1, 2 and 3

3rd Place Scott Kerbs The Spectrum
Economic victim

NB 5 Series
1st Place Daily Herald staff The Daily Herald
Confronting Breast Cancer
First-day story is very strong with excellent writing and fantastic photos. A very well done project.

2nd Place Tiffany DeMasters The Spectrum
Drug Court

3rd Place The Daily Universe
The Daily Universe Gordon B. Hinckley 1910-2008

NB 6 Review/Criticism
1st Place Cody Clark The Daily Herald
Live and let Spy- Comedy Errors Gets Tangled In Its Own Web of Blackmail, Bumbling 2nd Place Cody Clark The Daily Herald G.I. Think I love You – Shakespeare looks good wearing world war II in ‘Shrew’

NB 7 General News
1st Place Caleb Warnock The Daily Herald
Left Behind
Great story. A unique angle was brought forth on a topic everyone is familiar with.

2nd Place Michael McFall The Daily Utah Chronicle
Foreign doctors demoted in the U.S.

3rd Place Allyson Van Deusen The Spectrum
Caldwell Speaks Out

Honorable Mention Cheryl Madsen The Daily Universe
Happy Valley lends to misplaced trust

NB 8 General Feature
1st Place Doug Fox The Daily Herald
Brady: The Greatest Gift…One Year Later

2nd Place Logan Molyneux The Daily Herald
Brideless in Provo: Immigration Bureacracy keeps elderly newlyweds apart

3rd Place Caleb Warnock The Daily Herald
For sale: ram’s horns encased in 500-year-old tree

Honorable Mention Holly van Woerkom The Daily Universe
Agencies unite to save Utah Lake fish

NB 10 Consumer Reporting
1st Place Reina Clark The Daily Universe
Study confirms healthy living adds years to life

NB 11 Education Reporting
1st Place Sean Walker The Daily Universe
International students face challenges on path to BYU

NB 12 Government Reporting
1st Place Ace Stryker The Daily Herald
Cleanup or shakedown: Provo rental ordinance under microscope

2nd Place Sara Lenz The Daily Universe
Bradlen Efect: Will it happen to Obama?

NB 13 Medical/ Science Reporting
1st Place Patrice St. Germain, Todd Seifert The Spectrum
Living with Diabetes

2nd Place Ace Stryker Daily Herald
Despite birth defect, baby Mercy teaches others love

NB 14 Military Reporting
1st Place Abby Rich The Daily Universe
Air Force ROTC seeks precision

NB 15 Minority Issues Reporting
1st Place Brittny Goodsell Jones The Herald Journal
In Their Shoes

NB 16 Personality Profile
1st Place Andon Carling The Daily Universe
BYU professor serves as media laison in Iraq
Great writing, strong lead and capturing subect made this story a winner.

NB17 Religion/Values Reporting
1st Place Lisa Larson The Spectrum
Mother Mary

2nd Place Brittny Goodsell Jones The Herald Journal
What does the bible say about homosexuality?

3rd Place Emily Hudson The Daily Universe
Vegetarian and Mormon: a contradiction?

NB 18 Sports Reporting
1st Place Tom Zulewski The Spectrum
Chance of a Lifetime
A great angle to take before a championship game. Quotes are great.

2nd Place Matt Reichman The Daily Universe
BYU stats professor: assits vital to winning in the NBA

NB 19 Editorial Cartoon
1st Place Phil Cannon The Daily Utah Chronicle
Diversity in Utah

2nd Place Phil Cannon The Daily Utah Chronicle
Texting Hazards

NB 20 Editorial
1st Place Randy Wright/Tim Tynen The Daily Herald
In our view: Open carry goes too far
Good analysis and facts on a controversial and fairly unique subject with suggested action. Nice development with a strong lede, body and conclusion.

2nd Place Randy Wright/Tim Tynen The Daily Herald
In one view: Querstar should take the hit

3rd Place Craig Blake The Daily Utah Chronicle
Rape prevention well worth cost

NB 21 Opinion Column
1st Place Joseph Tolman The Daily Universe
FLDS Raids, Right on Principle

2nd Place Todd Seifert The Spectrum
Community can’t afford for DSC to lose momentum

3rd Place Alicia Williams The Daily Utah Chronicle
ASUU must veto political funding assembly misused funds

NB 22 Headline Writing
1st Place Doug Fox The Daily Herald
Seven Headlines
Very snappy and certainly able to grab reader interest.

NB 23 Page Design- Front Page
1st Place Randy Wright The Daily Herald
2nd Amendment ruling
Classic circular layout. Nice graphic impact. Clean and well done.

2nd Place Jackie Hicken The Daily Universe
Front page design by Jackie Hicken

3rd Place Staff The Spectrum

NB 24 Page Design – Feature Page
1st Place Casey Rogers The Daily Herald
Study Time!

2nd Place Casey Rogers The Daily Herald
Danger jobs

3rd Place Alyssa Bailey The Daily Utah Chronicle
Flirting with Disaster

NEWSPAPERS DIVISION C

NC 1 Best Reporter
1st Place Jamie Belnap Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
The strong writing was enough for this reporter to earn first place. But the diversity of the stories shows this reporter has the ability to jump topics with top-notch reporting skills.

2nd Place Geoff Liesik Uintah Basin Standard

3rd Place John Hales Sanpete Messenger

Honorable Mention Jay Hamburger The Park Record

NC 2 Best Newspaper
1st Place Jeff Barrus Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Crisp writing lifts the Tooele Transcript Bulletin over its competitors

2nd Place Uintah Basin Standard

3rd Place The Utah Statesman

Honorable Mention Sanpete Messenger

NC 3 Spot News
1st Place Natalie Tripp Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
human skull found in attic

2nd Place John Hales Sanpete Messenger
Couple in serious condition after explosion destroys home

3rd Place Steve Standfifird The Valley Journals
Rio Tinto stadium opens doors to sellout crowd

Honorable Mention Jay Hamburger The Park Record
day-after coverage of bad fire

NC 4 Continuing Coverage
1st Place John Hales Sanpete Messenger
Underground gas leak
Hales’ overage of the probe truly defines the category. Not only did he stay on top of the story, but provided timelines and features every step of the way.

2nd Place Tim Gillie Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Homelessness and its effect on Tooele County

3rd Place Arie Kirk The Utah Statesman
Election and how it affected students at USU

NC 5 Series
1st Place In Utah This Week Staff, In Utah This Week
A peep into SLC’s adult scene
Well, this took some hard-hitting reporting. You have to love the boldness of a newspaper to write seriously about strip clubs and adult novelty stores. Something you will not see in mainstream papers, yet everyone knows about them.

2nd Place Sarah Miley Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
agriculture in the 21st century

3rd Place Debra Jandreau The Leader
Rocky Mountain Power fight

NC 6 Review/Criticism
1st Place Jennifer Wardell Davis County Clipper
Day the Earth Stood Still

2nd Place Kelly Ashkettle In Utah This Week
Southern Discomfort

3rd Place Missy Thompson Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Distant Stars Come to Earth at Sundance

NC 7 General News
1st Place Geoff Liesik Uintah Basin Standard
Sundance kid buried in Duchesne
The topic along was enough to get Reddens investigated, but the writing gave added value.

2nd Place Tim Gillie Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
who sits where?

3rd Place Jay Hamburger The Park Record
national guard funneral detail … over best overall

NC 8 General Feature
1st Place Sarah Miley Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
a long-awaited award

2nd Place Brittny Jones the Utah Statesman
a grizzly of a tale

3rd Place ALISHA SELF The Park Record
Only the good die young

Honorable Mention Viann Prestwish Uintah Basin Standard
Dunsmore makes final curtain call

NC 9 Criminal Justice Reporting
1st Place Suzanne Dean Sanpete Messenger
Abrupt settlement ends Papenfuss trial
Good storytelling. Court cases can be difficult to make interesting. The reporter found a way to give this case life.

2nd Place Jamie Belnap Toole Transcript-Bulletin
county attorney says plea deals don’t let criminals off that easy

3rd Place Courtnie Packer The Utah Statesman
sketch artist

NC 10 Consumer Reporting
1st Place SETH HAWKINS THE UTAH STATESMAN
SOARING UP AND AWAY

2nd Place TIM GILLIE TOOELE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN
REAL HALLOWEEN SCARE: LEAD-TAINTED CANDY FROM MEXICO

3rd Place ARIE KIRK THE UTAH STATESMAN
GREENHOUSE NOT JUST FOR PLANTS

Honorable Mention KELLY ASHKETTLE IN UTAH THIS WEEK
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENTS

NC 11 Education Reporting
1st Place SARA WEIKEL THE VALLEY JOURNALS
SPRING LANE ELEM. STUDENTS SHOWCASE TECHNOLOGY-BASED CLASSROOM
The writing pulled this story through to first place. I’ve done lots of technology with education, but this one was fun to read.

2nd Place TIM GILLIE TOOELE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN
SCHOOL DISTRICT’S 10 YEAR PLAN IN A WORD: BUILD

NC 12 Government Reporting
1st Place JOHN HALES SANPETE MESSENGER
COMMISSIONERS KEEP ASPEN GROVE MEETING BY THE BOOK

2nd Place DOUG RADUNICH TOOELE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN
G-VILLE PLANNING COMMISSION MAKEUP RAISES RED FLAG

3rd Place STEVE STANDIFIRD THE VALLEY JOURNALS THE PROSCENIUM UNVEILED

NC 13 Medical/Science Reporting
1st Place SARAH MILEY TOOELE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN
LOWERING THE BAR

2nd Place LISA CHRISTENSEN THE UTAH STATESMAN
USU STEEL BRIDGE TEAM CONSTRUCTS WIN AT REGION

NC 14 Military Issues Reporting
1st Place JAMIE BELNAP AND SUZANNE ASHE TOOELE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN COPPER WIRE CASE ALTERS LIFE OF DUGWAY WORKERS

2nd Place NAN CHALAT- NOAKER THE PARK RECORD
MILITARY MOTHERS – WITH SONS IN A WAR ZONE MOMS FIND WAYS TO COPE

3rd Place RYAN CHRISTENSEN THE VALLEY JOURNALS DRAPER RESIDENT LEADS INTELLIGENCE TASK FORCE IN AFGHANISTAN

NC 15 Minority Issues Reporting
1st Place TIM GILLIE TOOELE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN
DIVERSITY ON THE DOWNSLIDE
Great story. It is always fascinating to see the different angles on a well-known subject. The story acknowledges that approach.

NC 16 Personality Profile
1st Place KELLY ASHKETTLE IN UTAH THIS WEEK
A STARR IS BORN
The writing makes this story worth every second to pause and read.

2nd Place TIM OLSEN THE UTAH STATESMAN
ITS NOT ALL ABOUT THE WIN COLUMN

3rd Place SARAH MILEY TOOLE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN
LEGACY OF WEATHERMEN

NC 17 Religion/Values Reporting
1st Place GREG BOYLES THE UTAH STATESMAN
THE MAN BEHIND THE MESSAGE

2nd Place SARAH MILEY TOOLE TRANSCRIPT-BULLETIN
COLOMBIAN PRIEST TAKES OVER AT ST. MARGUERITE’S

NC 18 Sports
1st Place Sammy Hislop The Utah Statesman
wins outweigh character
Story is not only interesting but supported by bold writing.

2nd Place Tim Olsen The Utah Statesman
USU o-line enjoys buffet

3rd Place Adia Waldburger The Park Record
hitting it home

Honorable Mention Jake Gordon Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Palmer crowned first-ever girls state chamption

NC 20 Editorial
1st Place Jeff Barrus Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Local dems need to get their act together

2nd Place Dave Archer The Leader
Drug testing should include steroids test

NC 21 Opinion Column
1st Place Kelly Ashkettle In Utah This Week
must be something we 8

2nd Place Sammy Hislop The Utah Statesman
aggies need to compete …

3rd Place Candice McMahon (Mick-man) The Leader
Defeated by Domestic Diva drama

Honorable Mention Jeff Barrus Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
journalist pleads for cease-fire

NC 22 Headline Writing
1st Place Sean Hales Sanpete Messenger
headlines

2nd Place Amanda Chamberlain In Utah This Week
no strings attatched, reznor’s edge, auld lang dine

NC 23 Page Design (Front-Page)
1st Place Abby Palmer Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Clean and easy reader experience. Don’t have to work to get the information.

2nd Place Jodie Valdez The Leader
Up in Smoke

NC 24 Page Design (Feature-Page)
1st Place Abby Palmer Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Honoring the Fallen
Classic design. Feel of layout reflects content. Amazing work!

2nd Place Britny Jones The Utah Statesman
A&E Diver

3rd Place Amanda Mears The Utah Statesman
Aggie Life

PHOTOGRAPHY
PA 1 Best Photographer

1st Place Chris Detrick Salt Lake Tribune
Portfolio
Nice variety of compelling images making for a well-rounded portfolio.

2nd Place Tom Smart Deseret News
Portfolio

3rd Place Jeffrey P. Allred Deseret News
Portfolio

PA 2 Spot News
1st Place Tom Smart Deseret News
Electrocution
Good spot news action, getting to the scene made for a compelling image.

2nd Place Jim Urquhart Salt Lake Tribune
Moab Fire

3rd Place Scott Sommerdorf Salt Lake Tribune
Trapped

Honorable Mention Jeffrey P. Allred Deseret News
Goodbye

PA 3 Feature
1st Place Ravell Call Deseret News
Farewell to a Prophet
The photographer put some thought into placement of the car as it drove past keeping only the shadows of the mourners, which made of an intriguing and compelling image

2nd Place Chris Detrick Salt Lake Tribune
Tony Adams Bikes Across America

3rd Place Laura Seitz Deseret News
Water Spray

PA 4 Photo Essay
1st Place Trent Nelson Salt Lake Tribune
Raid on Polygamy
Interesting images which captured an event over a period of time, giving readers an insightful perspective into the story.

2nd Place Rick Egan Salt Lake Tribune
Modern Pioneers

3rd Place Tim Hussin Deseret News
Rebuilding after the Fire

PA 5 Sports
1st Place Mike Terry Deseret News
Stirrups
Wonderful moment capturing the peak of action as the cowboy’s face hits the dirt.

2nd Place Trent Nelson Salt Lake Tribune
Balance Beam

3rd Place Scott G. Winterton Deseret News
Speed Skaters

PHOTOGRAPHY
PB 1 Best Photographer
1st Place David Ryder The Park Record
Best photographer
A good year from a photographer who has a great eye. Undocumented immigrant pic story had lots of emotion. Very nice.

PB 2 Spot News
1st Place Aaron Schwendiman the daily utah chronicle
free tibet protest
Really like the emotion. It’s clear who’s mad during a highly emotional moment. The photographer didn’t back down. Great moment.

2nd Place Lawrence Boyce the daily utah chronicle
Fire at the Disco

3rd Place jared reddekopp the daily utah chronicle
worker falls from crane

PB 3 Feature
1st Place Mark Johnston The Daily Herald
Sledders
Photographer captured the delight of sledder. She is really bookin’ — lots of air — right place @ right time. Gave the expression on the fallery too. Just a great feature photo.

2nd Place Christopher Peddecord The Daily Utah Chronicle
Kyndal Robert’s Portrait
Angle is cool and different. Photographer captured how intense the athlete it.

3rd Place Nick Andrew The Daily Utah Chronicle
Autumn in the Air Love the perspective and how abstract it is. Kids’ view.

PB 4 Photo Essay
1st Place David Ryder The Park Record
Economic Woes
There is no question Ryder captured the raw emotion many people are feeling right now.

PB 5 Sports
1st Place Lennie Mahler The Daily Utah Chronicle
Daria Bijak on the beam
This photo takes top prize by capturing both the drama of the sport and combined it with a compositional elegance that makes it a winner. Well done.

2nd Place Lennie Mahler The Daily Utah Chronicle
Tipped Pass
Great moment.

3rd Place Tyler Cobb The Daily Utah Chronicle
LB walk
Not always easy to make a great photo off the court, Cobb does it here. Great Energy.

Honorable Mention Lennie Mahler The Daily Utah Chronicle
Punt Block Attempt
Unique moment that could easily have been missed, nice work.

Honorable Mention Aaron Schwendiman The Daily Utah Chronicle
Hair goal
Any photo editor would be happy to have such a fine photo come across the desk. Very well done.

PC 1 Best Photographer
1st Place Maegan Burr Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Nice group of photos. The judges especially liked her rodeo photo and the UPS truck crash.

PC 2 Spot News
1st Place Maegan Burr Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Two-Truck collision
Nice clean shot of this two-truck wreck. It gets the reader’s attention and tells the story.

PC 3 Feature
1st Place Craig Ashby Uintah Basin Standard
Hurley’s Passion Turning into a Career
Great opening photo. Really eye-catching, great moment, exactly the photo you want to pull reader into a story. It makes this the first place winner.

2nd Place Tyler Larson The Utah Statesman
nighttime marathon runner

3rd Place Tyler Larson The Utah Statesman
bending into perfection

PC 4 Photo Essay
1st Place Maegan Burr Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
A Fair Celebration Very nice job of capturing a summertime American classic, the country fair. The judges especially liked the rodeo photo.

2nd Place Tyler Larson Utah Statesman
Trading heels for wheels

PC 5 Sports
1st Place Tyler Larson The Utah Statesman
football aloha to warriors
Has the peak of the reaction of the score, and the ref showing the TD–everything you’d want in a reaction shot.

2nd Place Maegan Burr Tooele Transcript-Bulletin
Pinned
Nice emotion

3rd Place Aldon Rachele
Uintah Basin Standard
Facemask
This is a good moment.

R 1 Best Radio Reporter
1st Place Jenny Brundin
KUER
Best of Jenny Brundin
Great visual writing — engages all of the listener’s senses. Jenny makes complicated subjects relatable and the stories presented show a great range. Outstanding use of sound.

2nd Place Andrews Adams KSL Newsradio

3rd Place Randall Jeppesen KSL Newsradio

R 2 Best Radio Newscast
1st Place KSL Newsradio
KSL Tanker Crash
Good solid newscast about the tanker crash, detailing the dangers of the initial crash and the traffic foul-ups that followed.

R 3 Spot News
1st Place KSL Newsradio
KSL Refugee Girl Kidnapped
Tragic story with heartbreaking conclusion, told in a highly professional manner that was compassionate without being exploitive.

R 4 Continuing Coverage
1st Place KSL Newsradio KSL
FLDS Raid
A fascinating story that just keeps on getting more and more complex. Nice job of maintaining interest through a variety of voices and perspectives.

2nd Place Eric Ray KCPW
Hook Canyon Power Project

3rd Place KSL Newsradio
KSL Refugee Girl Kidnapped

R 5 Series
1st Place Jenny Brundin KUER Rocky Andersen Retrospective
A balanced look at a controversial mayor–how a very liberal city manor operates in a very conservative state is an interesting and surprising topic. A good profile that avoids turning into hagiography.

2nd Place Mary Richards KSL Newsradio
Rekindling the Romance

3rd Place Marc Giauque KSL Newsradio
Tracking Utah’s Sex Offenders

R 6 Documentary
1st Place Jenny Brundin KUER
A Place to Call Home: Ending Homelessness
An exhaustive look at the many aspects of how the homeless cope with their predicament. The newly homeless segments were particularly compelling.

2nd Place Marc Giauque KSL Newsradio
Life and Legacy of Gordon B. Hinckley

R 7 General News
1st Place Jenny Brundin KUER
Utah Family Fights to Have Adopted Children Returned
A complicated story told with clarity — a story full of emotion told with remarkable reserve and balance. Lots of good sound from adopted baby, adoptive brother, birth mother and adoptive mother.

2nd Place Randall Jeppesen KSL Newsradio
Killer Prescriptions

3rd Place Jennifer Napier-Pearce KUER
Mixed Reviews

R 8 General Feature
1st Place Jennifer Napier-Pearce KUER
Social Obscurity
An original, ever oddball story about life without a social security number. (It reminded me a bit of “The Man without a Country.) The undertold history of social security numbers makes for a fresh story iea. Flight of the conchords song at the end was a nice touch.

2nd Place Jenny Brundin KUER
WWII Veteran Continues Healing

3rd Place Paul Nelson KSL Newsradio
Are They Really Plastic Surgeons?

Honorable Mention Elizabeth Ziegler KCPW
Buggin’ Out

R 9 Criminal Justice Feature
1st Place Jennifer Napier-Pearce KUER
Blackwater Guards Appear in Utah
Solid reporting on a significant court case that will have serious consequences for this country however it eventually turns out

R 10 Consumer Reporting
1st Place Jenny Brundin KUER
Couple Committed to Electric Car
Great logical flow on the telling of this story. Nice use of sound. Love Jenny’s writing!!!

R 11 Education Reporting
1st Place Dan Bammes KUER
Recruiting for Special Education
Nice use of nat sound, pulls listener in with the opening. Complex topic — well written and explained

2nd Place Tasha Cook KUER
Profile of a Utah Veteran with PTSD

R 12 Government Reporting
1st Place Tasha Cook KUER
Racial and Ethnic Differences in Prenatal Care
Important topic, good information and writing. Nice use of sound to take me places i.e. inside the health clinic. Long-term implication. Good ending

2nd Place Jenny Brundin KUER
Children + The Four-Day Work Week

3rd Place Dan Bammes KUER
BLM Auction

R 13 Military Reporting
1st Place Randall Jeppsen KSL
Wounded Warriors
Excellent and thorough coverage of the “war” that soldiers bring home. Good use of multiple sources, relealing personal intimate details most people keep private.

2nd Place Jeff Robinson KCPW
Air Force Tanker Contract

R 15 Personality Profile
1st Place Jenny Brundin KUER
Stuck in The Salt Flats
Very clever opening — having Goldberger introduce himself — what a character. Great subtle use of music. Lots of energy in the piece. Again, amazing visual writing.

2nd Place Eric Ray KCPW
Kevin Bongard Profile

3rd Place Paul Nelson KSL
Mohammed’s story

R 16 Sports Reporting
1st Place Paul Nelson KSL
Personal Foul Fans
Entertaining recap of vital in-state rivalry. Good use of sound and anecdotes.

2nd Place Eric Ray KCPW
Kids’ Fishing Clubs

3rd Place RadioWest KUER
Cowgirl and Rancher Heidi Redd

R 17 Public Affairs/Talk Show
1st Place Lara Jones KCPW Miday Metro-DIyar Al-Biyati
Good human interest story that brings home the war in Iraq from a unique vantage point–that of an Iraqi translator for the U.S. His frustrations with our government’s response to concerns expressed by many American soldiers

2nd Place Jeff Robinson KCPW
Politics Up Close-Aric Mutchnick

3rd Place RadioWest KUER
Obama and the West

R 18 Best Use of Sound
1st Place Eric Ray KCPW
Tracy Aviary-Hogle Zoo Tour
That is one angry bird at the beginning! Eric was crealy gathering sound from a scene, not adding sound effects or music. Nice flow to the story, felt as if I were on the tour too. Well done!

2nd Place Randall Jeppsen KSL
Wounded Warriors

3rd Place Jenny Brundin KUER
Sounds of the Galapagos
Honorable Mention Paul Nelson KSL
Guacamole

TELEVISION T 1
Best TV Reporter
1st Place Mike Headrick KUTV2 News
Tell It Like It Is
A compelling storyteller with excellent writing. Tells relevant stories with appropriate background checks. Interesting and engaging.

2nd Place John Hollenhorst KSL-TV News

3rd Place John Daley KSL-TV News

Honorable Mention Alex Cabrero KSL-TV News

T 2 Best TV Newscast
1st Place KSL-TV News Staff
KSL-TV News Eyewitness News at 10 HD
Informative, compelling, comprehensive, good pace.

T 3 Spot News
1st Place KSL-TV News
KSL-TV News Winter Storm
Great involvement in story. Good use of process language. Excellent use of video and great feeling of immediacy and dedication to coverage.

2nd Place Whit Johnson KSL-TV News
Body of Hser Nay Moo Found

T 4 Continuing Coverage
1st Place John Hollenhorst KSL-TV News
The Texas Polygamy Raid
Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of the events and history of story. Dedication to telling the complete story very evident.

2nd Place Alex Cabrero KSL-TV News
Wells, Nevada Earthquake

T 6 Documentary
1st Place Elizabeth Southwell, Doug Fabrizio, Davgid Castleton, Erik Nielsen KUED TV Aftermath of Crandall Canyon
Evoked so much emotion. Took us into the lives of these people and helped us understand and feel their pain. Great storytelling and visuals.

Tie for 2nd Jack R Hubbell KSL-TV
History of Yellowstone “A Realm Untamed”

2nd Place Carole Mikita, Bob Brown KSL-TV
Panama Beacon Above the Seas

Honorable Mention Stanton D. Jones, Mike Bradshaw, Andy Bauman, Michael C. Preman, Kevin Rapf, Mike Debernardo Park City Television NMBS

T 7 General News Reporting
1st Place Alex Cabrero, Cody Neilson KSL-TV News
Liberty Snow
Great writing and storytelling. Fantastic use of pictures and sound

2nd Place John Hollenhorst KSL-TV News
Touching Faces

3rd Place Sarah Dallof KSL-TV News
Closet Rox

Honorable Mention Alex Cabrero, Jeremy Castellano KSL-TV News
Moose on the Loose

T 8 General Feature
1st Place Mike Headrick KUTV 2 News
Going Viral
Very well done. Great use of graphics, writing, photography and stand up. Fun and creative storytelling.

2nd Place Carole Mikita KSL-TV News
Cameron White

3rd Place John Hollenhorst KSL-TV News
Shoplifting Dog

Honorable Mention Keith McCord KSL-TV News
Lost Checks

T 9 Criminal Justice Reporting
1st Place John Hollenhorst KSL-TV News
Holy Incest
Very interesting. Well written. Compellling storytelling.

T10 Consumer Reporting
1st Place Debbie Dujanovic, Anne Forester KSL-TV News
Ultra relief sales practices
Great explanation of consumer scam. Clearly written and good viewer denefit. Compelling and interesting.

2nd Place Debbie Dujanovic, Kelly Just KSL-TV News
Police and fire fundraisers

T 11 Education Reporting
1st Place Alex Cabrero, Jay Dortzbach KSL-TV News
Math Time
Compelling and creative storytelling. Great pictures.

T 12 Government Reporting
1st Place Debbie Dujanovic KSL-TV News
Herriman Government
Great investigative reporting. Good use of scrapbook to tell and emphasize the story.

2nd Place Chris Vanocur, Chris George KTVX News
Ethics anyone?

T 13 Military Issues Reporting
1st Place Tonya Papanikolas KSL-TV News
PTSD murders
Interesting angle on a military story. Good writing. Compelling story.

T 14 Minority Issues Reporting
1st Place Tonya Papanikolas KSL-TV News
Refugees resettle
Nice story. Good emotion.

T 15 Personality Profile
1st Place Mike Headrick KUTV2 News
The Kim Smith Story
Wonderful story. Evoked emotion and compassion. Excellent profile of amazing individual.

2nd Place Stanton D. Jones, Andy Baman, Ori Hoffer Park City Television
Kyle Beckerman

3rd Place Stanton D. Jones, Jeff Swindel, Jen Hardman Park City Television
Brittany Powell: Artist Profile

Honorable Mention John Hollenhorst KSL-TV News
The Oldest Cowboy

T 16 Sports Reporting
1st Place Kathy Aiken KSL-TV
Glenn Diverson
A compelling story. Great pacing. Very well done.

2nd Place Stanton D. Jones and Kevin Rapf Park City Television
Quad Rugby

3rd Place Kathy Aiken KSL-TV
Wilbur Brathwaite

T 17 Best Sports Show
1st Place Tom Kirkland KSL-TV
BYU-Utah Preview
Show Fun show. Great pacing. Very comprehensive. Nice job.

2nd Place Tom Kirkland KSL-TV
Sportsbeat Sunday

3rd Place Stanton D. Jones, Mike Bradshaw, Ori Hoffer, Michael C. Preman, Andy Bauman, Kevin Rapf and Jeff Swindel Park City Television
Wasatch Speedgoat

Honorable Mention Rod Zundel, Matt Glade and Winston Armani KSL-TV
KSL 5 Golf Utah

T-18 Editing
1st Place Stanton D. Jones, Mike Bradshaw Park City TV
STIHL Timbersports
Compelling series of edits that helped move the story along. Nice pacing and choice of shots.

2nd Place Stanton D. Jones, Andy Bauman Park City TV
Ski Superpipe

3rd Place Sarah Roberts KSL-TV News
Dream Jobs

Honorable Mention Pat Duran KSL-TV News
Show closer

Honorable Mention Brian McBride KSL-TV News
New LDS President

VIDEOGRAPHY
V 1 Best Videographer

1st Place Andy Bauman Park City TV
Best of Andy Bauman
Great angles, great framing, interesting shots and p.o.v. of action. Nice work.

2nd Place Mike Bradshaw Park City TV
Best of Mike Bradshaw
This was a very close second.

3rd Place Michael C Preman Park City TV
Best of Michael C. Preman

Honorable Mention Taylor Wilson KSL-TV News
Taylor Wilson KSL-TV

V 3 Sports
1st Place Stanton D. Jones, Michael C. Preman Park City TV
Jeep 48 Straight
Good solid, steady shots, nice angles and use of rack focus. Really pretty pictures captured action well.

2nd Place Richard J Teasdale Daily Herald DHTV BYU Football 2008 @ Utah

3rd Place Rick Egan Salt Lake Tribune Black Out – Utah vs. TCU

V 4 Feature
1st Place Stanton D. Jones, Andy Bauman, Ori Hoffer Park City Television
“Rio Tinto Stadium”
Beautiful camera work. Dynamic shots and editing. Nice storytelling.

2nd Place Jack Hubbell KSL-TV
The History of Yellowstone: A Realm Untamed

3rd Place Rick Egan Salt Lake Tribune Check on Big Brains

MAGAZINES M 1
Best Magazine
1st Place Jeanette Bennett Utah Valley BusinessQ
Three issues from 2008
The editorial content covers local companies and people with energy and sharp reporting, all while dispensing practical advice on managing and successful business practice in myriad service features, such as the “40 Under 40” feature, which used a yearbook approach to celebrate inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs. Very impressive all around.

2nd Place Jeanette Bennett Utah Valley Magazine
Issues from January, April and October

3rd Place Staff St. George Magazine Required dates for best magazine

M 2 News
1st Place Loren Webb St. George Magazine
Lake Powell Pipeline

M 3 Feature
1st Place Briana Stewart Utah Valley BusinessQ
Head of The Class
Brains, ambition, energy, gumption. Writer, Briana Stewart uses these words to describe the Utah Business Quarterly’s “40 Under 40” Those words also aptly describe the article itself — which profiles entrepreneurs between the ages of 19 and 39 building thriving businesses in the region — with pith, a liverly voice, and a sprinkle of ‘zazz. Steward takes the reader on a stroll down memory lane with the 40 who share their alma mater’s favotie teachers and life lessons learned. And in a feat of organization and good art direction, the article depicts them all, apples in hand, pearly whites flashing — a yearbook never looked so good.

2nd Place Jeanette Bennett Utah Valley Magazine
The Tribe Has Spoken

3rd Place Briana Stewart Utah Valley BusinessQ
Workaholics Revealed

M 4 Cover-Page Design
1st Place Nancy Avery and Christopher Onstott St. George Magazine
Adventures of Super Mom
The designers of for St. George found a compelling concept for a cover feature on the demanding lives of women and mothers. By putting a real person in superhero garb with comic-book type, they delivered an upbeat and witty image that suggests competence and possibility for very busy women.

2nd Place Jeanette Bennett Utah Valley Magazine
March-April 2008-The Tribe Has Spoken

3rd Place Jeanette Bennett Utah Valley Magazine
May-June 2008-14 High School Students Who Will Change The World

NEWS WEBSITES & GRAPHICS
W 1 Best News-Oriented Website
1st Place Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune Web Edition of the Salt Lake Tribune
The SLTrib distinguishes itself with 27 blogs, capitalizing on such hot local topics as polygamy, the Sundance Film Festival, presp sports and open government.

W 2 Art/IIlustration
1st Place Staff Salt Lake Tribune
RSL Makes Pitch for Perfection
The strong renderings of the stadium, wealth of information and clean layout make this entry stand out. Breakout illutrated elements like “The Luxury Suite” or the “Fax’s Survival Guide,” are a great solution to organize the information. Overall, a very strong piece.

2nd Place Todd Adams The Salt Lake Tribune
Park’s Old Growth Forests Awaited a Spark

3rd Place Alyssa Bailey The Daily Utah Chronicle Fade to Black

W3 Best Blog Entry
1st Place Brooke Adams Salt Lake Tribune
The Plural Life Blog
Brooke Adams has mastered the blog form and applies it in appropriately breathless fashion to the fast-moving psychodrama of polygamy.

2nd Place Trent Nelson Salt Lake Tribune
Children Return to YFZ

3rd Place Brandon Burt Salt Lake City Weekly
There Are/Were Gay People at BYU

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