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Editor’s Notebook: Congratulations CATALYST Winners!

By Greta Belanger deJong

On June 26, the Utah chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists had their awards ceremony. It’s been maybe 10 years since we participated. This year we decided to step up to the plate again. It was a rewarding endeavor! Out of several hundred submissions, CATALYST took home eight awards. We are honored to be acknowledged by our cohorts.

Here’s what we won:

• CATALYST Magazine: Josephine Zimmerman Pioneer in Journalism Award
• Best Magazine: CATALYST, Second Place (first place went to Utah Valley Magazine)
• Medical/Science Reporting: First Place ~ Diane Olson, “Is a Parasite Driving Your Car? (Toxoplasmosis)”
• Personality Profile: First Place ~ Austen Diamond, “Homestep: Loomises’ Sugarhood Homestead”
• Religion/Values Reporting: First Place ~ Alice Toler, “Spirit in the Ink” (tattoos)
• Opinion Column: First Place ~ Alice Toler, “The ‘Molly’ Misnomer” (MDMA)
• General Feature: Third Place ~ Katherine Pioli, “Let Them Eat Carp”
• Business/Consumer Reporting: Third Place ~ Adele Flail, “Slow Food: The Taste of Utah—Will the Oolite Cheese Co. put Manti on the Map?”


This article was originally published on July 1, 2014.