Daily Universe claims ten awards

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The Daily Universe received ten awards from Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Stories were submitted by newspapers across Utah from the 2011 calendar year for the competition. The contest was organized into separate categories including three divisions of newspapers, photojournalism, radio, television and web. The Daily Universe competed in the Newspaper Division B Category of the SPJ competition.

Professional journalists from five states outside of Utah judged the contest. A ceremony was then held last Saturday at the Officer’s Club on the University of Utah’s campus to present the awards.

The Daily Universe took third place for best newspaper. Here are the reporters that won first place in individual categories as well as the story that earned them the award:

SPOT NEWS
Jordan Carroll
“News of Bin Laden’s death”

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Court Mann
“Love, sweat and tears”

EDUCATION REPORTING
Kelly Bluth
“Low teacher salaries”

MEDICAL/SCIENCE REPORTING
Emma Penrod
“Polar Bear study”

MILITARY REPORTING
Allison Goett McCoy
“Veterans suffer pains of war”

MINORITY ISSUES REPORTING
Stacie Carnley
“Church members teach English”

PERSONALITY PROFILE
Brooke Ward
“Kaufusi eye system”

EDITORIAL CARTOON
JJ Despain
“Jimmer as Moses”

OPINION COLUMN
Jade McDowell
“They’re killing GRAMA”

BUSINESS/CONSUMER REPORTING
Lindsey Larson
“Author employs horse”

Currently, the Daily Universe is transitioning from a daily newspaper to a weekly circulation with an online-first focus. The paper is now titled “The Universe,” and is published in print every Tuesday.

Although The Universe is going through changes, the staff is still dedicated to providing accurate information and timely stories. In order to keep up with daily happenings, view new posts everyday on The Universe website.

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