Tune in for the first Virtual Page One Awards

Please join us here at www.mnspj.org on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. for the first-ever online presentation of the Page One Awards. This free event will highlight the best in Minnesota journalism with special awards that include Best Beat Reporting and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The host for this year’s event is Tane Danger, co-founder of The Theater of Public Policy. Tane is known for hosting live events, including virtual ones, as well as interviewing news-makers and performing unscripted comedy. The keynote address will be given by Samara Freemark, co-creator and senior producer of APM Reports’ investigative podcast “In the Dark.”

We hope you and your colleagues can tune in.

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MNSPJ Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

MNSPJ is seeking candidates for the 2020-21 board year. Join us!

Up for election are four board seats. Also up for election are the executive board positions: president-elect (the elected officer will serve as president 2021-2022), board secretary and treasurer. Executive board seats are one-year terms. 

The chapter is led by a diverse, volunteer board of media professionals, past and present, who are driven by a desire to promote and protect quality journalism and the public’s right to know.

This year’s election will begin on Saturday, June 20, with candidate statements due by Monday, June 15. Results of this year’s election will be announced at the MNSPJ annual meeting on Monday, July 20

The annual meeting will be held via Zoom — please contact us if you’d like to attend.

Any member in good standing with the Society of Professional Journalists can run for office. To become president-elect, a member must have served one year on the board. Interested candidates should send a biography and short statement of candidacy to minnesota.spj@gmail.com by June 15.

Questions can be directed to MNSPJ president-elect Emma Nelson or President Christopher Snowbeck at minnesota.spj@gmail.com.

Final Contest Deadline Moved Back to Monday, Feb. 10

The Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is providing one more deadline extension for the annual Page One Awards.  We will now accept entries through midnight on Monday, Feb. 10.

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 2019 calendar year is eligible.

The date and location for the awards banquet will be announced later.

Important Links:

Please contact MNSPJ with any questionsminnesota.spj@gmail.com

Page One Contest Deadline Extended Until Feb. 7

The Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is extending the deadline for the annual Page One Awards.  We will now accept entries through Friday, Feb. 7.

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 2019 calendar year is eligible.

The date and location for the awards banquet will be announced later.

Important Links:

Please contact MNSPJ with any questionsminnesota.spj@gmail.com