Steven Law has resigned his post as Editor of the Lake Powell Chronicle effective Feb. 5 to accept a position as the Public Relations Coordinator for the Page Unified School District, which he began Feb. 6.
“I am greatly looking forward to the new job,” he told the Chronicle.
Law has served as editor of the Lake Powell Chronicle, since Oct. 2017. He began working for the Chronicle in Nov. 2014 as a part-time reporter.
Law says he’s looking forward to the opportunities and challenges of his new job.
“In my capacity at the Chronicle I had the opportunity to work with many people at the school district, from teachers, coaches and administrators, and they’ve all been very kind and professional. I’m looking forward to joining their ranks.”
Law says there will be many aspects about his duties at the editor’s desk that he’ll miss.
“I find the entire process of putting out a good newspaper very satisfying,” he said. “Gathering the facts, talking to the people and the sources. Taking the photos. Crafting that information together into a cohesive, succinct, sometimes compelling story, and finishing the process by arranging those elements on the pages of the newspaper.”
One of his favorite joys as editor was watching someone pick up a paper at Safeway or Walmart, scan the front page, flip it over to look at the stories below the fold and then tuck it under their arm and take it with them.”
Law says he’ll also miss having such a direct involvement with the community.
“Every day I’d get a phone call or email, or someone would drop into the office, to tell me about something I should be aware of,” he said. “Sometimes it was a friend of theirs who had done something special that Page should know about, and sometimes it was something they wanted the paper to investigate.”
Law says he stills plans to remain involved with the community.
“I’m really excited about the For Our City Page that was started by Mayor Diak. I was very happy to see that Mayor Tappan is going to keep it, and run with it. That’s something I want to be involved with.”
Law says he plans to stay involved with the newspaper on a limited capacity.
“My new job will certainly take priority now, but I still hope to find a little time to write an occasional op-ed, feature or travel story.”
During the four years he has worked at the Chronicle, Law has won several writing awards from the Arizona Newspaper Association, including a first place for best feature story, and two second place, and two third place awards for Best Column. Law is also an active travel writer. During that same period he’s won two Gold Awards, three Silver Awards and a Bronze Award for Best Travel Writing at the Traveler’s Tales Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.
Law says he hopes to do more traveling now that he’s stepping down as editor of the Chronicle.
“My duties as editor took up a lot of time,” he said. “I think my schedule as the PR Coordinator at the school district will be a lot less time consuming, and I hope to use some of that extra time taking my wife and daughters on some camping trips and road trips.”