About Us 


Salt Lake City's only free alternative newsweekly.

Distribution: 50,000 copies, serving over 200,000 readers along the Wasatch Front.

Founded in 1984 as Private Eye by John Saltas

To provide thorough, relevant and interesting reporting and writing on local news, arts, and entertainment for the progressive, active, thoughtful residents of Salt Lake City and the environs. And in the process, set the standard for journalistic quality for this community.

To foster a work environment that attracts and holds the most talented and skilled individuals available.

To utilize technology to improve all aspects of our organization and publishing company.

Slogan: "If we don't print it, who will?"

Member of the national Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (aan.org).

Staff List

Mailing address and office location:
248 S. Main
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Salt Lake City Weekly is published every Thursday by Copperfield Publishing Inc. The Salt Lake City Weekly is an independent publication dedicated to alternative news and news sources, and serves as a comprehensive entertainment guide. 60,000 copies of the Salt Lake City Weekly are free of charge at more than 1,800 locations along the Wasatch Front, limit one copy per reader. Additional copies of the paper may be purchased for $1 (Best of Utah and other special issues, $5) payable to the Salt Lake City Weekly in advance. No person, without expressed permission of Copperfield Publishing Inc., may take more than one copy of any Salt Lake City Weekly issue. No portion of the Salt Lake City Weekly may be reproduced in whole or part by any means, including electronic retrieval systems, without the written permission of the Publisher. Third-Class postage paid at Midvale, UT. Delivery may take one week. All Rights Reserved.


2015 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

Awarded July 18, 2015

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) represents 114 alternative newsmedia organizations throughout North America, reaching more than 38 million readers in print, on the web and on mobile devices.

Arts Criticism: For alt-weeklies with circulation 45,000 & over.
3rd Place
Scott Renshaw
for St. Vincent, Edge of Tomorrow, and Magic in the Moonlight

2015 Society of Professional Journalists

Utah Headliners competition

Awarded June 18, 2015

Best Newspaper Reporter
1st Place
Stephen Dark

Stephen Dark earned the coveted Best Newspaper Reporter award for Division A papers (where he competed with reporters from The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News). Dark also earned the award in 2009.

Personality Profile

1st Place
Eric Peterson
for "Blood Brothers"

1st Place
Scott Renshaw
for "St. Vincent"

Arts & Entertainment
1st Place
Kolbie Stonehocker
for "Neon Trees"

Criminal Justice Reporting
2nd Place
Colby Frazier
for " Invisible Man"

Religion/Values Reporting
2nd Place
Kolbie Stonehocker, Stephen Dark
for "Death Becomes Her"

Opinion Column
2nd Place
Eric Peterson
for "Get in the Game"

Best Single Blog Post

2nd Place
Colby Frazier, Colin Wolf
for "Anniversary of Spanish Fork Concert"

Personality Profile
3rd Place
Carolyn Campbell
for "Multiplicity

2014 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

Stephen Dark
Second Place, Diversity Reporting: Homeland Insecurity
Second Place, Economic Inequality Reporting: Who Deserves Health Care?

Eric S. Peterson
Third Place, Beat Reporting: SLC Homelessness Reporting

2014 Utah SPJ Awards

City Weekly took first place in eight categories at the June 26, 2014, awards ceremony for the Society of Professional Journalists Utah Headliners Chapter. City Weekly competes against The Salt Lake Tribune, the Deseret News and the Daily Herald in these awards.

City Weekly Winners:

Stephen Dark
First Place, Criminal Justice Reporting: Prison Made
First Place, Education Reporting: A Lesson in Change
First Place, Personality Profile: One Way Street
Second Place, Minority Issues: Homeland Insecurity
Third Place, Sports Non-Deadline: The Real Deal
Honorable Mention, General News: Bell’s Toll

Eric S. Peterson
First Place, Government Reporting: Par for the Course
First Place (Tie), Religion/Values Reporting: Restoring the Priesthood
First Place, Business/Consumer Reporting: Crazy Pills
Second Place, Business/Consumer Reporting: Bad Company

Colin Wolf
Second Place, Best Overall Blog: The Secret Handshake

Colin Wolf & Mike Fuchs
First Place, Best Single Blog Post: I Watched Governor Herbert Eat Muffins for 2 Hours
Third Place, Best multimedia online: Fancy Cats: An Afternoon at the Utah Cat Show

Kolbie Stonehocker
Third Place, Arts and Entertainment: Soul Medicine

Cimaron Neugebauer
First Place, General Feature: Deadly Suspicion
Second Place, Criminal Justice Reporting: Deadly Suspicion

Matthew D. LaPlante and Paul Christiansen
Second Place, Medical/Science Reporting: Devastated

Stephanie Lauritzen
Third Place, Opinion Column: Free Agent

2013 Utah SPJ Awards

Stephen Dark
First Place, Government Reporting – An Audit They Couldn’t Refuse
First Place, Minority Issues Reporting – Deportation Factory
First Place, Religion/Values Reporting – Last Stand
Second Place, Best Newspaper Reporter
Second Place, Criminal Justice Reporting – Lost in the Hole
Second Place, Personality Profile – Warped Desire
Third Place, Medical/Science Reporting – Toxic Secret in Sandy

Colin Wolf
First Place, Best Multimedia Online – The Secret Handshake
Second Place, Best Overall Blog – The Secret Handshake
Second Place, General Feature – Steal This Bike
Third Place, Best Single Blog Post – The Secret Handshake: The Utah Blaze Had Open Tryouts ... I Didn’t Make the Team
Third Place, Humor/Lifestyle Column – Heavy Metal

Austen Diamond
First Place, Arts & Entertainment – Gospel Gift

Jason Stevenson
First Place, Business/Consumer Reporting – Why Outdoor Retailer May Take a Hike
Honorable Mention, Medical/Science Reporting – The Great Obamacare Scare

Chris Vanocur
First Place, Personality Profile – Mitt, the Mormons & Me

Eric S. Peterson
Second Place, Government Reporting – The Wild Bunch

Ted Scheffler
Second Place, Review/Criticism – Pallet Bistro

Scott Renshaw
Third Place, Review/Criticism – Skyfall

Derek Carlisle
Third Place, Page Design – Losing Faith

Carolyn Campbell
Third Place, Personality Profile – Taking it Off

Jim Catano
Third Place, Opinion Column – Natural Affair

Bill Frost
Honorable Mention, Review/Criticism – Fall TV Preview

Gavin Sheehan
Honorable Mention, Best Single Blog Post – Gavin’s Underground: UCW-Zero

City Weekly Staff
Third Place, Best Newspaper

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