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

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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)

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

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

Book your room before March 1 for great deal on the SPJ 2017 regional conference

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

Special cocktail hour for journos, March 24 in SLC

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

Homeless shelter secrecy earns Salt Lake City leaders the Black Hole Award

On Dec. 13, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the seven council members stood before journalists and made an announcement impacting city residents and the entire state — the location of four new homeless shelters. It was the culmination of… well, we aren’t sure what. Whatever process led to the announcement that day was … More Homeless shelter secrecy earns Salt Lake City leaders the Black Hole Award