The Salt Lake Tribune won 40 awards, including 19 first-place prizes, in the Utah Press Association's annual Better Newspaper contest. Judges singled out the newspaper's yearlong coverage of the scandal enveloping former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, the same-sex marriage decision, and stories on health care reform and Utah's air pollution.
The awards were presented at the association's recent meeting in St. George.
The Tribune took the General Excellence award and its website, sltrib.com, was named best website in the state in the large-circulation category. The Tribune also won the Community Service Award for its investigation of Swallow.