Chrony Earns High Marks in Contests

Though The Chronicle has received considerable attention for its involvement in the Olympic and Paralympic village newspapers this year, the paper has also distinguished itself critically.

Announced last week, The Chronicle dominated the Utah News Photographers Association Student Photojournalism Competition, taking 12 of the 16 awards in four different categories. Chronicle photographers Jeremy Harmon, Matt Hatfield and Peter Chudleigh received first, second and third place respectively in photo essay. Sarah Morton took first and third in the feature photo category and Chris Lewis took first place in news and sports photos.

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The Chronicle also won six Society of Professional Journalist awards recently. The Chronicle’s weekly arts and entertainment magazine RED received first place in the Best Student Magazine category. RED editor Kathryn Cowles took first in feature writing for a story on bluegrass revivalism in Utah, and assistant editor Jeremy Mathews took second place in non-fiction magazine writing for his coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.

Columnist James Seaman received two second-place awards, one in sports column writing and one in editorial writing.

Opinion editor Laura Weiss took third in editorial writing.

In March, The Chronicle placed in eight of 16 Utah Press Association categories, including first place for Best Editorial for Weiss and second place for Best News Series by editor in chief Matt Canham.

“This year I have been proud of the paper’s content,” Canham said. “The content improved as the year progressed, and it came solely from the writers’ and photographers’ individual work.”

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