Coming to the Region 9 SPJ annual conference in Salt Lake City March 24-25? The correct answer is YES. Rooms are secured at a discounted price at the Peery Hotel and at Little America Hotel — but only until March 1. Book before then and mention you’re part of the Society of Professional Journalists to … More Book your room before March 1 for great deal on the SPJ 2017 regional conference
Our Executive Branch has kept local and national media on our toes since Jan. 20, and it appears we’ll remain in that position for the next 3 years, 11 months and change. (Not that anyone is counting…) Journalists need to know about their rights now more than ever. The Utah Headliners SPJ chapter is hosting … More Special cocktail hour for journos, March 24 in SLC
As we head into 2017, the SPJ Headliners Board recently took a look back on a few of the open records cases recently supported by various media coalitions. In all these examples, our SPJ group joined forces with other news outlets to fund legal actions to keep hearings public, or to fight for records releases that keep the … More The power of a united Utah press
Check out this open letter from SPJ President Sonny Albarado to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter answers Holder’s invitation to attend one of a series of off-the-record policy meetings at the Department of Justice, in response to the DOJ’s seizure of Associated Press phone records. Read Albarado’s letter here, and visit spj.org for updates.
Former Utah SPJ president and current treasurer Linda Petersen was given the prestigious Howard S. Dubin Service to Journalism Award. Linda was praised for her efforts in leading the battle against HB477, which would have gutted Utah’s open records law. Her longtime devotion to Freedom of Information and First Amendment issues was noted by the … More Congratulations to Linda Petersen!