Utah Headliners announce winners of 2021 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. Their work represents some of the finest reporting in the state, and we commend them. ** Click here to download a spreadsheet of results … More Utah Headliners announce winners of 2021 Utah SPJ journalism contest

Introducing the 2021 Special Honors Winners

Every year, The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recognizes a select number of journalists for our Honors awards. These individuals stand out in our profession for contributions in a variety of areas from investigative reporting to public service and mentorship. Please join us at our awards banquet on Thursday, Aug. 5, … More Introducing the 2021 Special Honors Winners

Announcing the 2020 Utah Headliners’ Award Finalists

Hundreds of journalists from across the state submitted work for consideration of the 2020 Utah Headliners Awards. The local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists this week announced the finalists, who will be honored at the annual banquet on Aug. 5. The complete list of finalists appears below. Photo by The Climate Reality Project … More Announcing the 2020 Utah Headliners’ Award Finalists

Get your tickets to the annual awards banquet

Join our annual banquet to celebrate the best reporting in Utah journalism from 2020. We’re holding our annual banquet on August 5, from 6:00-8:30 this year at the Gallivan Hall and hope you’ll join us in celebrating some incredible reporting from a very historic year. Limited tickets and table reservations available. Take advantage of early … More Get your tickets to the annual awards banquet

The 2021 SPJ Headliners contest

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.  The entry period for most categories ended April 30, but we are … More The 2021 SPJ Headliners contest

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