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City Journal writers win SPJ awards

Aug 12, 2021 10:26AM ● By Tom Haraldsen

The Utah SPJ chapter has honored 16 City Journals stories. Courtesy photo

The City Journals were honored with 16 awards from the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists during its awards banquet held in Salt Lake City. Writers were awarded for their work during 2020.

First Place awards went to Life and Laughter columnist Peri Kinder for her column titled “A Brave New World” in the Newspaper A Division (highest division), and in Newspaper B Division to writer Cassandra Goff for her story “Life saving medication now becomes affordable, accessible;” and to writer William D. Hardesty for his article “One year later, city continues to honor Officer David Romrell.”

The Journals also received Second Place awards for Kinder for her Life and Laughter column titled “Tomorrow is Another Day in Quarantine” (Division A); and in Division B to Goff for “How coronavirus has impacted local restaurants, firefighters, police and cities,” to Goff and Josh Wood for “Fallout from Mill Hollow Project continues;” to Sona Schmidt-Harris for “Artist of the Month Camille C. Wheatley;” to Schmidt-Harris for “Do spiritual experiences show up on an MRI Scan?”

Earning Third Place awards from the Journal were Carl Fauver for “MHS wrestling team, and a former team member, are each starting 2020 strong;” Schmidt-Harris for “Stories of the Earth, oceans and life captured in Maori sculpture’s work;” Goff for “Coronavirus the latest medical challenge for a Taylorsville resident;” Sarah Morton Taggart for “Loyal customers keep Midvale’s longest running restaurant afloat;” Morton Taggert for “Flourish Bakery moves to Midvale;” and Hardesty for “Police chief provides update to council on practices, policies.”

Hardesty also received Honorable Mention awards for “Remote Kindergarten has its challenges, say South Salt Lake teachers,” and “After 66 years, SSL volunteer firefighter honored.”