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UPR Takes Home 18 SPJ Awards

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Erin Cox
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The staff of Utah Public Radio received 18 awards at the 2021 Utah Headliners Society of Professional Journalists Awards. You can listen to the award winning stories here:

Best Radio Reporter: Brian Champagne 

 

First Place Radio Multimedia Journalist: Brian Champagne

 

First Place Radio General News: Brian Champagne

“North Logan Council Votes To Merge With Logan's Fire Department”

 

First Place Best Podcast: Matthew D. LaPlante and Naomi Ward

Undisciplined: The Devil With The Blue Jeans

 

First Place Radio Personality Profile: Matilyn Mortensen

“Project Resilience: How Recording Kindness Can Help Build Community Resilience”

 

First Place Radio Spot News: Mia Fairbanks

“Despite Widespread Vote-By-Mail, Utah Voters Still Show Up To Polls On Election Day”

 

First Place Radio Military: Ashley Rohde

“Utahns On The Front Line: Families Separated By Duty”

 

Second Place Radio Military: Harley Barnes

“Utah Veterans Share Ways To Honor The Country THis Fourth Of July”

 

Second Place Radio Series: Utah Public Radio Staff

Project Resilience 

 

Second Place Radio General Feature: Shoshannah Buxbaum

“In The Age-Old Battle Over Public Land, A New Push For Smaller Land Transfers”

 

Second Place Best Use of Sound: Aimee Van Tatenhove

“Christmas Bird Count: Listening For Owls”

 

Second Place Radio Spot News: Kailey Foster

“What Does Drive-Up Voting Look Like During Utah's 2020 Primary?”

 

Second Place Rado Criminal Justice: Matthew LaPlante D. and Naomi Ward

“Undisciplined: Unlocking Nature”

 

Third Place General Feature: Kailey Foster

“Could Toilet Paper Bring Utah Communities Together?”

 

Third Place Business/Consumer: Eliza Hardy

“Beyond Plastic Bag Bans: Unintended Consequences, Other Forms Of Waste Reduction”

 

Third Place Radio Public Affairs/Talk Show: Tom Williams, Matilyn Mortensen, Emily Colby

“Utah Voters And Super Tuesday On Monday's Access Utah”

 

Third Place Radio COVID-19 Continuing Coverage: Matilyn Mortensen, Kat Webb, Shoshannah Buxbaum

What Is It Like To Recover From COVID-19 In The ICU? One Patient Shares Their Story

Some COVID Patients Just Aren’t Getting Better: A Look At Their Stories

Churches Close But Worship Doesn't Stop

Virtual Meetings Replace In-Person Celebration During Ramadan

 

Honorable Mention Continuing Coverage: Matilyn Mortensen and Eliza Hardy 

Vice Presidential Debate Coverage

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