In-Depth Story Samples

THE POST REGISTER – Idaho Falls, ID

Pain, work and hope: The journey after stroke

Instead of a birthday present, Gordon Dixon received a stroke.

Dixon was celebrating his 40th in Acapulco, Mexico, surrounded by friends and filling his days with water skiing and sun. As a family practice doctor and father of three, Dixon enjoyed the vacation the trip provided from the cares of life.

Read more about the various experiences after stroke here.

THE DAILY UNIVERSE – Provo, UT

Foster families ‘put the fun in dysfunctional’ 

Olive green “man sandals” that matched her truck. Burnt enchiladas as a welcome dinner. A Provo home in need of “an accent wall.”

Sophie Zelenak’s first impressions of foster parent Nancy Zelenak were not great.

Read more about foster families in the Provo area and their experiences here.

Right to Die Story Package: 

End-of-life journeys often create ethical questions for patients, families

**This story was a 2018 finalist in the SPJ Mark of Excellence District 9 General News Reporting category

End-of-life journeys are as unique as the individuals facing them. Read more about the different ways the terminally ill choose to handle them here.

Utah legislators at odds over ‘death with dignity’ proposals

Utah is divided over legislation allowing medical aid in dying. Read more about people’s differing perspectives here.