MNSPJ’s 2022-23 Board Election Results Announced

MNSPJ tallied and announced 2022-23 election results for its officer and board of director positions at its Aug. 23 annual meeting. Catharine Richert was voted president-elect, while Katie Galioto was voted secretary and Max Nesterak was voted treasurer. Richert will serve a one-year term as president starting in summer 2023 once current president Brian Arola’s term ends. For board of…
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Annual Meeting Set for Tuesday, Aug. 23

The Minnesota professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St. Paul. The meeting is open to all members and is mainly focused on counting ballots for board of director and officer positions. Members received ballots via email on July 11…
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Meet the Candidates for the MNSPJ Board of Directors

Members of the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists can vote between now and 6 p.m. on Aug. 12 to elect board leadership for 2022-23. Electronic ballots were distributed via e-mail. If you didn’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 will…
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2022 Page One Awards Honor Exceptional Journalism

From breaking news coverage of Derek Chauvin’s conviction for murdering George Floyd to comprehensive investigations into police misconduct to in-depth reporting on COVID-19, the 2022 Page One Awards from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) highlighted the best of journalism during a challenging year. Our Peter S. Popovich Award, given annually to the person or organization that best exemplifies…
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Buy tickets now for Page One Awards celebration on Thursday, June 23

Please join us the evening of Thursday, June 23, to celebrate winners of our annual Page One Awards contest. We have not come together like this since June 2019! This will be a more informal ceremony than past gatherings — we’ll offer drinks and substantial appetizers rather than our usual sit-down meal with a keynote speaker. Winners will pick up…
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MNSPJ Seeks Candidates for 2022-23 Board of Directors

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is seeking candidates to serve on the board of directors for the 2022-23 year. We will elect this summer four directors as well as a president-elect, treasurer and secretary. Current president-elect Brian Arola will serve as president next year Candidate statements should be submitted by Thursday, June 9. Ballots will be distributed by Tuesday,…
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Journalists can file complaints alleging State Patrol mistreatment during Floyd, Wright protests

A settlement agreement to prevent law enforcement from harming journalists doing their job also creates a process to review complaints alleging mistreatment by the State Patrol during the George Floyd and Daunte Wright protests. Complaints from journalists describing what happened must be submitted by October 19, 2022. Learn more about the process by going to this link for information from…
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One in Four: The Ethics of Covering People with Disabilities

MNSPJ is partnering with the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota to present on Monday, April 4, a virtual panel discussion about the ethics of covering people with disabilities. The CDC reports that 26% of U.S. adults have some form of disability.  How should journalists and communications professionals depict them and…
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