Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook July 2017

By Greta Belanger deJong

Last month at the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet, CATALYST took home 12 honors for stories we published in 2016. We competed against nondaily papers throughout Utah. We received four first place awards, three second place awards, three third place awards and two honorable mentions. Note that we garnered all awards in the Medical/Science category.

Here’s who won what: MEDICAL / SCIENCE 1st Place, “Psychedelic Microdosing for Health,” Benjamin Bombard 2nd Place,“Something Strange: Great Salt Lake is a living laboratory and bohemian refuge,” Robert Lawrence 3rd Place,“Understanding Brain Injury: It’s all in your head, & it may be for a long time,” Lori Mertz

BUSINESS / CONSUMER 1st Place, “What’s ‘Local’? We ask three area activists,” Carmen Taylor Honorable Mention, “The Kra – tomChronicles: Traditional jungle herb stirs up controversy,” Alice Toler

OPINION COLUMN 1st Place, “Slightly Off Center: Inside the Locker Room,” Dennis Hinkamp

Honorable Mention,“Don’t Get Me Started: Making Way for the Next Big Thing”, John deJong

GENERAL FEATURE 1st Place, “Brazilians in Utah,” Katherine Pioli

REVIEW / CRITICISM 2nd Place, “Memoirs of a Lucky Man: review of Jeff Metcalf’s Requiem for the Living,” Mike Place

EDUCATION 3rd Place, “Dancing at School: Putting the arts in Utah’s (underfunded) public education,” Amy Brunvand

HUMOR / LIFESTYLE COLUMN 2nd Place, “Aging Gracefully: Skiing Over Fifty,” Debbie Leaman

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 3rd Place, “Change Agents: A Music Centric Community,” Katherine Pioli, Benjamin Bombard, Z. Smith & Sophie Silverstone Congratulations to all! Special thanks to art director Polly Mottonen who makes our stories look good, to my assistant editor Kather – ine Pioli who helps our writers shine, and to the rest of our staff whose efforts keep CATALYST worth reading. You can find links to all the stories on our website. Enjoy them, and feel free to drop your favorite writers a note of congratulation! u — Greta deJong, editor & publisher

This article was originally published on July 11, 2017.