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 workContinue reading “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,Continue reading “Utah Headliners announces 2017 contest winners”

UPDATE: Sessions, speakers added to Region 9 conference

This session is open to all journalists in all media, but is tailored in particular for members of Region 9 of the Society of Professional Journalists, which covers Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado. SPJ Members and students can register for the conference for just $25. Non-members can register for $35. You can book a roomContinue reading “UPDATE: Sessions, speakers added to Region 9 conference”

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 toContinue reading “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 hostingContinue reading “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 wasContinue reading “Homeless shelter secrecy earns Salt Lake City leaders the Black Hole Award”

UPDATE: Records for West Valley City juveniles released, after open records arguments

After two days of oral arguments and three hearings in December, a Utah judge reversed her decision to seal charges and evidence against three teens accused of causing the November death of West Valley City Police Officer Cody Brotherson. The teens allegedly triggered a police chase while driving a stolen car and hit the officer as he attemptedContinue reading “UPDATE: Records for West Valley City juveniles released, after open records arguments”

The power of a united Utah press

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 theContinue reading “The power of a united Utah press”