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?

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

GRAMA Watch 2019–Praising legislative bills for transparency and calling out secrecy bills

The Utah Media Coalition operates GRAMA Watch to identify certain legislative bills as “Bright Lights,” meaning they have a positive effect on open government, or “Lights Out,” meaning the bill would reduce government transparency. The Utah Media Coalition represents Utah news organizations and the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and it … More GRAMA Watch 2019–Praising legislative bills for transparency and calling out secrecy bills

Contest winners 2022

Congrats the winners of the 2022 Utah SPJ Headliners journalism contest and our special honors recipients! Our highly competitive journalism contest drew hundreds of entries from around Utah. We commend the winners for their impressive work. Please use this link to a Google sheet to see all the winners. Any awards that were not claimed … More Contest winners 2022

Introducing the Special Honors Winners of the SPJ 2022 Contest

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, Thursday June 16, 6:30 to … More Introducing the Special Honors Winners of the SPJ 2022 Contest

Special Awards

There’s still time to enter for a special award from SPJ for 2021 work! NEW deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5 pm MT. Note: Honors nomination are FREE and are made by submitting a one-page letter outlining the contributions of an individual, group or organization to journalism in Utah HonorsNote: Honors nomination are FREE … More Special Awards

Time to celebrate the best in 2021 Utah journalism!

We are once again very excited to be able to gather again to celebrate the incredible work from our print, radio and broadcast journalists from this past year and you’re invited!This year we are holding our awards banquet on Thursday, June 16 from 6-8:30 pm at the Gallivan Hall located at the Gallivan Center, 239 … More Time to celebrate the best in 2021 Utah journalism!

Events for members – April 2022

Legal Advice in Two Great Lunchtime Zoom Webinars—SPJ Members Only The Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is excited to announce two webinars on April 13 & 14 that will give members the chance to gain valuable legal insight from the state’s top First Amendment attorneys. Understanding copyright and fair use Wednesday, … More Events for members – April 2022

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