Final Deadline Today — Page One Award Entries Due Feb. 18

Today is the day!  It’s the last chance to enter MNSPJ’s Page One Awards to celebrate great journalism from 2018.

The price of a contest entry is holding steady this year at $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 2018 calendar year is eligible.

More Information at these links:

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

Final Deadline Extension — Page One Entries Due Monday, Feb. 18

Thank you to the tremendous response thus far to our annual Page One Awards!  A huge volume of submissions have arrived in just the past 24 hours, but some tell us they’re still working to complete their entries.  So, we’ve opted to extend the deadline one last time until Monday, Feb. 18.

The price of a contest entry is holding steady this year at $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 2018 calendar year is eligible.

More Information at these links:

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

Challenges of journalism in post-truth era

The University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Minnesota Journalism Center and MNSPJ invite you to a special event

 

Register at this link z.umn.edu/post-truth

 

Contest Deadline Extended! Page One Award Entries Due Feb. 15

The Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is extending the deadline for the annual Page One Awards.

Contest entries can be submitted between now and Friday, Feb. 15.

The price of a contest entry is holding steady this year at $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 2018 calendar year is eligible.

More Information at these links:

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

Apply Now for MNSPJ Journalism Scholarships

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2019 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 from a high school in Minnesota and be enrolled in college elsewhere. Preference will be given to Society of Professional Journalists members.

Click here to submit an application form –- the first step. Email the additional application materials to minnesota.spj@gmail.com. Here’s what’s required:

Application form, which can be found here 
Resume
College transcript (unofficial transcript is fine)
Letter of recommendation
Essay (limited to 500 words): Why have you chosen journalism as a career?
Up to six samples of work via a link to your portfolio, a PDF of clips or story URLs

Applications must be received by April 3, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted. The scholarship winners will be announced prior to MNSPJ’s annual Page One Awards banquet, where recipients will receive their awards.

Questions? Email minnesota.spj@gmail.com.

Page One Awards Now Accepting Entries — Deadline Feb. 8

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 Friday, Feb. 8. Finalists will be notified in the spring, with winners named at the annual Page One Awards banquet later this year.

In hopes of improving the contest, MNSPJ last year issued a survey to contest entrants seeking feedback on the awards We also conducted a review of six other journalism contests across the country. In response, we’ve made several rule changes, expanded several category descriptions and added/changed several categories.

New category options include:

  1. Newspaper Sports Columns (Up to three columns by one writer whose work regularly appears in the sports section) 
  2. Best Online Infographic/Data Visualization (Outstanding data presentation that showcases unique online capabilities) 
  3. Freedom of Information Award (This award recognizes efforts by news organizations to further the cause of First Amendment freedoms and freedom of information. Entries can includes news stories, columns, editorials and other public advocacy actions, including requests for advisory opinions and court cases. Each news organization may submit one entry that includes up to five examples that highlight the effort.)

In addition, we have re-named the “Meeting/Planned Event” category to “Deadline News” in the Newspaper division and expanded the category descriptions to distinguish the award from “Breaking News” (formerly “Spot News”). In the Television, Radio and Online divisions, we’ve dropped “Meeting/Planned Event” and replaced the category with awards for sports reporting. In several categories, journalists can now enter up to three works. Other changes can be found in the complete list of contest categories at the link below.

On rules, we’re opening the large newspaper division to submissions that appear in online-only publications in hopes of promoting more competition. With that goal in mind, we’re also clarifying that journalists at smaller news organizations can opt to compete against larger organizations by submitting their work in the larger circulation/employee divisions (although the same can’t also be submitted in the smaller category).  Finally, we’re clarifying that photography entries are intended to showcase the work of one photographer.

This year, MNSPJ has elected to hold the price of a contest entry steady at $22 — the same as last year.

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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 2018 calendar year is eligible. Entries must be submitted by Friday, February 8. 

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

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