Why join the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists?

We fight for First Amendment and freedom-of-information rights, host training sessions on best practices, hold an annual contest that recognizes outstanding work and contributions to journalism, award scholarships to student journalists and provide networking opportunities. Our recent training included a presentation on solutions journalism and a crash course on the 2022 session of the Utah … More Why join the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists?

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Protect the Badge and Protect the Truth

By Eric S. Peterson, board president of The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Every day, police officers have to focus on the routine but meaningful work that comes with the badge — interviewing victims, writing reports, directing traffic. But hanging over every mundane moment is the dreadful specter that everything could … More Protect the Badge and Protect the Truth

Utah Lege 2022: A crash course for journalists

The Utah legislative session is just around the corner and there will be a lot to keep track of. Thankfully we got you covered!  The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in partnership with The Utah Investigative Journalism Project are hosting a virtual crash course on the 2022 legislative session, Friday Jan. 14 from 12-1. Staff from … More Utah Lege 2022: A crash course for journalists

Training: Solutions Journalism 101 (Nov. 16)

Join us for Solutions Journalism 101 on Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. Your reporting doesn’t have to stop at doom and gloom— you can also showcase solutions to problems that will engage and empower your audience. That’s why the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is excited to announce this virtual training … More Training: Solutions Journalism 101 (Nov. 16)

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