Among cheers, hollering and a clear shortage of alcohol, City Weekly editorial staff picked up a combined 13 awards last night from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Utah Headliners Chapter.
Recognizing the best in the region’s newsprint, magazines, radio, television, photography and multimedia markets, the event recognized the top picks from more than 800 entries this year. Special prizes included the Josephine Zimmerman Pioneer in Journalism Award to Deseret News’ Gerry Avant and the Don Baker Investigative Reporting Award to The Salt Lake Tribune’s staff for their continued coverage of sexual assaults on Utah college campuses.
Criminal justice reporting: Stephen Dark, "Shot Down: My Life After the Bullets" (1st place)
Daily and non-daily headline writing: Enrique Limón (1st place)
Personality profile: Colby Frazier, “The Weather Inside” (1st place)
Sports non-deadline reporting: Stephen Dark, “The Grits to Be Here” (1st place)
Review/criticism: Scott Renshaw, "New Eyes" (1st place)
Best newspaper: Staff (2nd place)
General news: Enrique Limón, “Pride & Prejudice” (2nd place)
Best Overall blog: Enrique Limón, staff, The Buzz Blog (2nd place)
Best cover design: Shelby Gubba, Best of Utah 2016 (3rd place)