Distribution: 50,000 copies, serving over 200,000 readers along the Wasatch Front.
Founded in 1984 as Private Eye by John Saltas
To provide thorough, relevant and interesting reporting and writing on local news, arts, and entertainment for the progressive, active, thoughtful residents of Salt Lake City and the environs. And in the process, set the standard for journalistic quality for this community.
To foster a work environment that attracts and holds the most talented and skilled individuals available.
To utilize technology to improve all aspects of our organization and publishing company.
Slogan: "If we don't print it, who will?"
Member of the national Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (aan.org).
Mailing address and office location:
175 West 200 South Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Salt Lake City Weekly is published every Thursday by Copperfield Publishing Inc. The Salt Lake City Weekly is an independent publication dedicated to alternative news and news sources, and serves as a comprehensive entertainment guide. 40,000 copies of the Salt Lake City Weekly are free of charge at more than 1,500 locations along the Wasatch Front, limit one copy per reader. Additional copies of the paper may be purchased for $1 (Best of Utah and other special issues, $5) payable to the Salt Lake City Weekly in advance. No person, without expressed permission of Copperfield Publishing Inc., may take more than one copy of any Salt Lake City Weekly issue. No portion of the Salt Lake City Weekly may be reproduced in whole or part by any means, including electronic retrieval systems, without the written permission of the Publisher. Third-Class postage paid at Midvale, UT. Delivery may take one week. All Rights Reserved.
2015 Association of Alternative Newsmedia AwardsAwarded July 18, 2015
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) represents 114 alternative newsmedia organizations throughout North America, reaching more than 38 million readers in print, on the web and on mobile devices.
2015 Society of Professional Journalists
Utah Headliners competitionAwarded June 18, 2015 Best Newspaper Reporter
Stephen Dark earned the coveted Best Newspaper Reporter award for Division A papers (where he competed with reporters from The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News). Dark also earned the award in 2009.
for "Blood Brothers"
Criminal Justice Reporting
for " Invisible Man"
Kolbie Stonehocker, Stephen Dark
for "Death Becomes Her"
for "Get in the Game"
Best Single Blog Post
Colby Frazier, Colin Wolf
for "Anniversary of Spanish Fork Concert"
2014 Utah SPJ Awards
City Weekly took first place in eight categories at the June 26, 2014, awards ceremony for the Society of Professional Journalists Utah Headliners Chapter. City Weekly competes against The Salt Lake Tribune, the Deseret News and the Daily Herald in these awards.
City Weekly Winners:
First Place, Criminal Justice Reporting: Prison Made
First Place, Education Reporting: A Lesson in Change
First Place, Personality Profile: One Way Street
Second Place, Minority Issues: Homeland Insecurity
Third Place, Sports Non-Deadline: The Real Deal
Honorable Mention, General News: Bell’s Toll
Eric S. Peterson
First Place, Government Reporting: Par for the Course
First Place (Tie), Religion/Values Reporting: Restoring the Priesthood
First Place, Business/Consumer Reporting: Crazy Pills
Second Place, Business/Consumer Reporting: Bad Company
Second Place, Best Overall Blog: The Secret Handshake
Colin Wolf & Mike Fuchs
First Place, Best Single Blog Post: I Watched Governor Herbert Eat Muffins for 2 Hours
Third Place, Best multimedia online: Fancy Cats: An Afternoon at the Utah Cat Show
Third Place, Arts and Entertainment: Soul Medicine
First Place, General Feature: Deadly Suspicion
Second Place, Criminal Justice Reporting: Deadly Suspicion
Matthew D. LaPlante and Paul Christiansen
Second Place, Medical/Science Reporting: Devastated
Third Place, Opinion Column: Free Agent
2013 Utah SPJ Awards
First Place, Government Reporting – An Audit They Couldn’t Refuse
First Place, Minority Issues Reporting – Deportation Factory
First Place, Religion/Values Reporting – Last Stand
Second Place, Best Newspaper Reporter
Second Place, Criminal Justice Reporting – Lost in the Hole
Second Place, Personality Profile – Warped Desire
Third Place, Medical/Science Reporting – Toxic Secret in Sandy
First Place, Best Multimedia Online – The Secret Handshake
Second Place, Best Overall Blog – The Secret Handshake
Second Place, General Feature – Steal This Bike
Third Place, Best Single Blog Post – The Secret Handshake: The Utah Blaze Had Open Tryouts ... I Didn’t Make the Team
Third Place, Humor/Lifestyle Column – Heavy Metal
First Place, Arts & Entertainment – Gospel Gift
First Place, Business/Consumer Reporting – Why Outdoor Retailer May Take a Hike
Honorable Mention, Medical/Science Reporting – The Great Obamacare Scare
First Place, Personality Profile – Mitt, the Mormons & Me
Eric S. Peterson
Second Place, Government Reporting – The Wild Bunch
Second Place, Review/Criticism – Pallet Bistro
Third Place, Review/Criticism – Skyfall
Third Place, Page Design – Losing Faith
Third Place, Personality Profile – Taking it Off
Third Place, Opinion Column – Natural Affair
Honorable Mention, Review/Criticism – Fall TV Preview
Honorable Mention, Best Single Blog Post – Gavin’s Underground: UCW-Zero
City Weekly Staff
Third Place, Best Newspaper