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Utah’s Society of Professional Journalists honors KUER’s newsroom for its coverage in 2021

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The Utah Society of Professional Journalists honored KUER’s newsroom with 20 awards for their work in 2021. KUER’s reporters, producers, editors, hosts and illustrator took home seven first-place awards, eight second-place, four third-place and an Honorable Mention for their work ranging from the politics podcast “State Street” to best use of sound.

See a list of KUER’s awards below or go to Utah’s SPJ document to see the full list of winners.

Design and Graphics: Graphics
Third Place
In A Place Where Everybody Knows Everybody, COVID-19 Losses Cut Deep. Now, Vaccines Offer Hope.
Senior Graphic Designer: Renee Bright

Online: Best multimedia
Second Place
Without Further Ado, Couples Are Finally Saying Their ‘I Do’s’ And Vendors Are Rushing To Keep Up
Reporter: Ivana Martinez

Online: Best news-oriented website
Second Place
KUER.org
KUER Staff

Online: Best use of news-oriented social media
First Place
“State Street” Instagram
KUER’s “State Street” team

Radio: Best radio newscast
Second Place
KUER morning newscast: Dec. 13, 2021
Reporter: Pamela McCall

Radio: Best radio reporter
Second Place
Community-focused reporting
Reporter: Emily Means

Radio: Best use of sound
First Place
From Finger To The Flame: How Target Shooting Cause Wildfires
Reporter: Lexi Peery, Tim Slover, Renee Bright, Elaine Clark

Radio: Best use of sound
Third Place
After 100 Years, Lagoon’s Roller Coaster Still Has People Lining Up For Its Timeless Thrills
Reporter: Caroline Ballard

Radio: Continuing coverage
First Place
Education coverage
Jon Reed

Radio: Continuing coverage
Second Place
Homelessness in Salt Lake City
Reporter: Emily Means

Radio: Continuing coverage
Honorable Mention
Drought coverage
Reporter: Lexi Peery

Radio: Diversity and equity
First Place
Long-lost monument brings up a painful legacy for Utah Japanese internment camp descendants
Reporter: Sonja Hutson

Radio: Diversity and equity
Third Place
Proposed Apartment On Salt Lake City’s West Side Leaves Residents Wondering Where To Go Next
Reporter: Emily Means

Radio: Education
First Place
Student Debt Is At An All-Time High. Could Insuring Degrees Be A Solution?
Reporter: Jon Reed

Radio: Environment
Third Place
Seasonal Allergies Making You Miserable? Science Says It’s Because Of Climate Change
Reporter: Caroline Ballard

Radio: General feature
First Place
Former University Of Utah Ballet Students Call For Accountability From School Of Dance
Reporter: Ivana Martinez

Radio: Government reporting
First Place
Utah’s Tech Industry is Growing. Lobbyists Say Utah Needs Socially Progressive Laws To Keep Going
Reporter: Sonja Hutson

Radio: Series
First Place
Utah and the Climate Crisis
KUER

Radio: Series
Second Place
Extra Utah
Reporter: Benjamin Bombard

Radio: Sports reporting
Second Place
Little Cottonwood Canyon Traffic Congestion Lands Silver Medal Climber On Opposition Podium As Public Input Deadline Nears
Reporter: Pamela McCall

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