Student Journalism Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 26

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2021 student scholarship. This year, MNSPJ will award one $2,500 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in broadcast, print, online or visual journalism. A second winner will receive $1,000. Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or have graduated…
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MNSPJ and AAJA decry treatment of journalists at Brooklyn Center protests

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) and the Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) decry in the strongest possible terms the violent targeting and detention of journalists by law enforcement authorities during ongoing protests in Brooklyn Center. On behalf of news organizations, attorney Leita Walker submitted a letter this evening to Gov. Tim Walz and public…
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One More Chance for Page One Entries until March 8

MNSPJ is re-opening this year’s Page One Awards to entries until Monday, March 8, at 6 p.m.  This is unusual for our contest, but the board of directors decided re-opening fits with these unusual times for journalists in Minnesota. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received a number of inquiries from people who wanted to enter the contest, but missed the deadline. …
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One Last Deadline Extension — to Monday, Feb. 22

MNSPJ has decided to make one last — super final — deadline extension for the 2021 Page One Awards. Entries for this year’s contest  can be submitted until 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 22. You can find the entry form here.  Click these links for information on categories and rules.   Good luck!
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page one award deadline extended to friday, feb. 19

MNSPJ is making one more extension to the deadline for submissions to the annual Page One Awards, with submissions now due by Friday, Feb. 19. The price of a contest entry is $22. Journalists working for all print, broadcast and online news outlets in Minnesota (or news outlets in neighboring states that cover Minnesota) are eligible to enter. All work published or broadcast during…
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Applications Open for Student Journalism Scholarships

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2021 student scholarship. This year, MNSPJ will award one $2,500 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in broadcast, print, online or visual journalism. A second winner will receive $1,000. Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or have graduated…
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Page One Award Deadline Extended to Monday, Feb. 15

MNSPJ is extending the deadline for submissions to the annual Page One Awards until Monday, Feb. 15. The price of a contest entry is $22. Journalists working for all print, broadcast and online news outlets in Minnesota (or news outlets in neighboring states that cover Minnesota) are eligible to enter. All work published or broadcast during the 2020 calendar year is…
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2021 Page One Awards — Now Accepting Entries!

The Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) recognizes the best in Minnesota journalism each year with its annual Page One Awards. Contest entries can be submitted between now and Monday, Feb. 8. Finalists will be notified in the spring, with winners named at the annual Page One Awards ceremony later this year. Contest categories and rules are…
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2021 Page One Award Contest Rules

GENERAL GUIDELINES The fee is $22 per entry. Entries must be submitted no later than 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.  Special for this year’s awards, we are opening a second entry period from Friday, March 5, at 6 a.m. through Monday, March 8, at 6 p.m. All work published or broadcast during the 2020 calendar year is eligible. Journalists…
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2021 Page One Award Categories

1. NEWSPAPER/NEWS WRITING a. Breaking News Coverage (Up to three stories showing excellence in coverage of a single news event that’s breaking/was not expected. Examples include but aren’t limited to crime stories, public safety emergencies, deaths/resignations involving prominent news figures and sudden layoffs The goal is to showcase depth of coverage from a journalist or journalists working on a tight deadline on…
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