Angela H. Brown has run SLUG Magazine for 16 years, turning a small black & white zine into a full-color print and digital magazine with a combined monthly circulation of over 630,000 monthly readers. Brown established slugmag.com and SLUG’s weekly podcast, “Soundwaves.” She’s created numerous, successful SLUG Magazine events—supporting Utah’s actions sports’ athletes, local bands and regional artists. Brown was awarded The Josephine Zimmerman Pioneer in Journalism Award from Utah’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2009, Brown launched Craft Lake City, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization recognized for showcasing Utah’s handmade community with an annual DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Festival. The DIY festival features over 300 local artisans exhibiting handmade works, a STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math) building, over 50 local performers and attracts more than 40,000 attendees each year. In her spare time, Brown loves to print silver gelatin images in her photographic darkroom and sits on various local committees and advisory boards.
2008: Salt Lake Magazine Best Of The Beehive – Best Underground Historian
2008: Salt Lake City Weekly Best Of Utah – Best Underground History Lesson
2009: Salt Lake City Weekly Best Of Utah – Best Mainstream Punks
2012: Best Of State – SLUG Magazine in the Journalism catagory in Arts & Entertainment
2013: Best Of State – SLUG Magazine in the Journalism catagory in Arts & Entertainment
2013: Utah SPJ’s – Josephine Zimmerman Pioneer in Journalism Award