Sheila McCann is the managing editor for The Salt Lake Tribune, and a veteran journalist who has reported and edited at newspapers in Washington state and Idaho in addition to Utah. She has guided projects that have won regional and national awards, including a 2015 finalist for the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma. Last year, she oversaw the team of Tribune journalists investigating sexual assault issues at campuses across Utah. The 2017 Dart Award recognizes the team's reporting on Brigham Young University. The team's broader work has been selected by the American Society of Newspaper Editors for the 2017 Frank A. Blethen Award for Local Accountability Reporting
Recent Posts by Sheila McCann
Coverage of Campus Sexual Assault at BYUApril 7, 2017 by Erin Alberty, Rachel Piper, Leah Hogsten, Sheila McCann
This exhaustive and meticulously reported year-long inquiry into BYU’s practice of investigating students who report sexual assaults for possible violations of the school’s Honor Code led to sweeping policy changes at BYU, and prompted wider soul-searching on rape culture in Utah. Judges called The Salt Lake Tribune’s coverage “a rare combination of journalistic rigor, aggressive reporting and compassion.” Originally published by The Salt Lake Tribune between April - October, 2016.
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