Chandra Johnson
Chandra Johnson is a Utah transplant who has covered the justice system, education, social services and politics. Originally from Montana, she graduated with a B.A. in journalism and history from the University of Montana in 2007. After six years in Taos, New Mexico, she relocated to Utah, where she eventually joined the team at The Deseret News as an enterprise reporter. She enjoys wide open spaces, gardening, good grammar, pottery and long walks in the library. Find her on Twitter @ChandraMJohnson. Email her at

Connect with Chandra Johnson

With some big blockbusters and high-impact dramas slated for fall, can Hollywood overcome its underperforming summer box office?
As online dating rivals traditional dating as a way to meet “the one,” and dating site Christian Mingle gets a movie devoted to it, how important is faith in the digital realm?
Ad campaigns aimed at women like Pantene's #SorryNotSorry and Under Armour's #IWillWhatIWant are a new breed on an old practice: Getting women to buy things. But is the latest crop of ads just about marketing, ...
Word or emoji? Face or screen? There are more ways than ever to communicate, but some experts are concerned that too much reliance on less-direct forms of communication could be bad for children and families.
Facebook announced this week it has changed its algorithm to weed out misleading or sensationalized posts known as clickbait. Will this bring better information to timelines, or just give Facebook more control ...
A New York Times article detailing the life of slain Ferguson, Missouri, teen Michael Brown said the teen was "no angel," and has shifted the conversation about Brown's death.
Audiences almost needn't have watched the Emmys Monday night, with many media outlets bemoaning the same actors and shows winning in their same categories for years at a time.
Main character Jonas of "The Giver" is, in many ways, a precursor to the Katniss Everdeens and Tris Priors that populate dystopian young adult fiction today. With the approaching film release, here's a look bac...
Profanity in movies is higher than ever and kids are swearing younger than ever. While there's little science about how profanity affects children, what can parents do to protect kids from inappropriate words?
The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is dominating the news in just about any format. But it wouldn't have happened without Twitter.