Jay Evensen
Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist for the Deseret News. He has been on the editorial board since 1994. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Deseret News, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and United Press International in New York City, covering a wide range of subjects from crime to politics. His weekly column on politics and social issues has won numerous local, regional and national awards. Jay Evensen graduated from Brigham Young University in 1983 with a B.A. In journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. He was a fellow of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland in 1992. His work was recognized with an award by the John Templeton Foundation in 2006 for the editorial treatment of human virtue and its importance in the life of our society and country. His employer nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for a series of editorials on drunken driving. Jay is a member of the SDX Foundation Board, an arm of the Society of Professional Journalists. He served six years on the national governing board of SPJ. He also is a member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers. He lives in South Jordan, Utah, with his wife, Kirsti. They have five children and two grandchildren.
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Deseret News columnist Jay Evensen's lighthearted look at news of the day.
Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered a review of Common Core. But if Utah does away with it, how will it accomplish all those things nearly everyone seems to want from the education system?
Americans talk a lot about freedom, and many of them profess a healthy regard for the free market. But when the rubber meets the road, so to speak, it’s clear many of them really don’t get it.
A lighthearted look at news of the day.
Washington and Colorado are on the leading edge of a dangerous public policy move that separates getting high from responsible behavior.
There is a problem with how we measure poverty in this country, which hasn’t changed since the mid-1960s, and with how we measure wealth.
The mayor of North Salt Lake says he wishes he knew how to fix the sliding earth. There is only one way to fix it. Quit building on hillsides.
Here's a lighthearted look at the news of the day.
Nothing says autumn is approaching quite like the annual concern for the safety of young people engaging in what has become the national pastime.
A lighthearted look at news of the day.