The 2021 SPJ Headliners contest is open!

Sponsored by the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, this statewide contest includes dozens of contest categories in reporting, photography, videography, design and other skills. Utah SPJ Honors recognize outstanding dedication to journalistic principles and service to journalism in the state.  Winners will be announced this summer. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, … More The 2021 SPJ Headliners contest is open!

Protecting the press: 5 tips for covering protests and unrest

By Eric Peterson, SPJ Headliners president When anger and outrage spill into the streets, journalists have always been there to document history, and 2020 was a year of historic outrage. In Utah journalists had to contend with militia members showing up in tactical gear and assault rifles slung over their shoulders. On Jan., while chaos … More Protecting the press: 5 tips for covering protests and unrest

Utah Headliners Panels: 2021 Region 9 Virtual Conference (Free)

Protecting the Press Friday, April 9, 12 p.m. MDT It’s been a turbulent and dangerous time for journalists, from a summer of protests to an insurrection at the nation’s capital. Join our panel of reporters and photographers discussing how things have changed and how newsrooms have adapted to keep journalists safe as they cover the … More Utah Headliners Panels: 2021 Region 9 Virtual Conference (Free)

Utah Headliners announce 2019 SPJ contest winners

More than 350 journalism awards were announced at the annual 2019 Utah Headliners Society of Professional Journalists Awards Banquet in Salt Lake City on Wednesday June 19. See full slideshow of 2019 winners below. The winners of the 2019 Utah SPJ Headliners journalism contest were announced and celebrated during an awards gala Wednesday at Gallivan Hall … More Utah Headliners announce 2019 SPJ contest winners

GRAMA Watch 2019–Praising legislative bills for transparency and calling out secrecy bills

The Utah Media Coalition operates GRAMA Watch to identify certain legislative bills as “Bright Lights,” meaning they have a positive effect on open government, or “Lights Out,” meaning the bill would reduce government transparency. The Utah Media Coalition represents Utah news organizations and the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and it … More GRAMA Watch 2019–Praising legislative bills for transparency and calling out secrecy bills

Utah Headliners announce winners of 2018 Utah SPJ journalism contest

The winners of the 2018 Utah SPJ Headliners journalism contest were announced and celebrated during a banquet at The Falls event center in Salt Lake City, alongside this year’s special honors recipients. Congratulations to the winners of this year's Utah SPJ contest! Download full results here: https://t.co/heCpGS0b5K — UtahSPJ (@UtahSPJ) June 15, 2018 Their work … More Utah Headliners announce winners of 2018 Utah SPJ journalism contest

Utah Headliners announces 2017 contest winners

** Click here to download a spreadsheet of results with judge’s comments ** Graphics categories Graphic 1st Place, Eccles Theater, Todd Adams and Francisco Kjolseth, The Salt Lake Tribune 2nd Place, Traffic graphic, Todd Adams, The Salt Lake Tribune 3rd Place, Not forgotten in the flames, Dave Blackhurst, Bennett Communications Honorable Mention, Cost of Halloween, … More Utah Headliners announces 2017 contest winners