MNSPJ now accepting submissions for 2024 Page One Awards

Our annual Page One Awards submission window is open! This year we added a new category honoring the best interview in each medium. Stay tuned for details about our award ceremony and banquet. GENERAL GUIDELINES Entry Tiers 1. PRINT/ONLINE (INCLUDES NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND ONLINE NEWS ORGANIZATIONS) a. Breaking News Reporting (Up to three stories showing excellence in coverage of a single news…

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MNSPJ accepts unrestricted $2,000 and $500 college scholarship applications through May 5

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2024 student scholarship. This year, MNSPJ will award one $2,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in broadcast, print, online or visual journalism. An additional scholarship of $500 may be awarded, depending upon the number and quality of applications. These are unrestricted funds and can be used as…

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MNSPJ condemns vandalism of Worthington Globe employee’s car

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists Board of Directors has issued the below statement in support of the Worthington Globe staff in their ongoing coverage of issues affecting their community, which should be done without fear or retribution. “The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists condemns the vandalism of a Worthington Globe employee’s car late last year with homophobic messages, which…

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MNSPJ INTERN NIGHT 2023

MNSPJ Intern Night 2023 brought dozens of students and journalism professionals together in downtown St. Paul at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR). The event was moderated by MNSPJ Board President Catharine Richert of MPR and featured a panel that included: MPR News Deputy Managing Editor Nancy Lebens, Minneapolis Paul Business Journal Managing Editor Mark Reilly, KSTP-TVAssistant News…

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Join us for 2023 Minnesota SPJ Intern Night at Minnesota Public Radio

Intern night is back! Upcoming and recent grads are invited to join for this free event to learn about journalism internships throughout the state, network with media professionals and meet fellow journalism students from local colleges. Details: Thursday, November 16, 2023 6:30 – 8:30 pm MPR News (U?BS FORUM — Top floor) 480 Cedar St. St. Paul, MN 55101 See a…

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Meet the Candidates for the 2023-24 MNSPJ Board of Directors

Members of the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists can vote between now and 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 to elect board leadership for 2023-24. Electronic ballots will be distributed via e-mail. If you don’t receive a ballot and are eligible to vote, please contact us at minnnesota.spj@gmail.com. Results will be announced at the chapter’s annual meeting, which…

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MNSPJ 2023 Page One Awards Winners

Minnesota SPJ announced the winners of our annual Page One journalism awards at the Minnesota History Center Wednesday, July 26. Here is a full list of the honorees: Special awards: Journalist of the Year 1. Chip Scoggins of Star Tribune “Judge’s comments: “Chip has a wonderful way of capturing people in his writing. Each of the three entries is beautifully…

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MNSPJ, U of M’s Hubbard School of Journalism/Mass Communication co-hosting event on Deliberative Journalism Project

What: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism/Mass Communication will co-host a free presentation on the Deliberative Journalism Project (DJP) at 7 p.m. Friday, July 21. DJP is focused on improving local journalism and the local information ecosystems by helping journalists and community members come together to address shared problems more effectively.…

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