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?
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
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
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
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!
It’s time for Utah’s top journalism contest! The contest opens March 14, 2022. Winners will be announced at our annual awards gala in June, so long as pandemic conditions allow. Sponsored by the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, this statewide contest includes dozens of contest categories in reporting, photography, videography, design … More Enter now for 2022 awards
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
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
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
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)