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
** 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, … More Utah Headliners announces 2017 contest winners
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 room … More UPDATE: Sessions, speakers added to Region 9 conference
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
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 attempted … More UPDATE: Records for West Valley City juveniles released, after open records arguments
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
Dearest journalists, As we near the end of 2016, it is clear this year has been one of milestones as well as stumbling blocks for journalists around the country and in our state. Now more than ever, I hope our commitment to sharing essential information and telling compelling stories will underscore all that we do. … More A message from Headliners President McKenzie Romero
Here’s a link to the speech newly appointed SPJ president Hagit Limor gave at the end of the 2010 national SPJ convention in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. We’re working to bring her to visit SLC in January. We’ll keep you posted as things develop.