John S. Gholdston supervised The Daily Universe at Brigham Young University for fifteen years, and helped with the formation of NewsNet—the integrated newsroom of BYU. His contribution has made BYU recognized throughout the United States. NewsNet received national awards while he helped manage the newsroom.
In 2002, Gholdston was acknowledged as the recipient of the Clifford P. Cheney Award from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists. This award recognized Gholdston's outstanding service for fifteen years as an educator.
Gholdston is currently managing editor of the New Utah newspapers, a series of weeklies covering northern Utah County.