Deadline Extension — Buy Page One Tickets by Friday!

We’ve extended the deadline to buy tickets for the 2019 Page One Awards until midnight Friday, May 24.

This year’s event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, will feature a keynote address from Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota’s 41st Governor.

Angela Davis of Minnesota Public Radio will host the awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in Minnesota journalism.

Longtime Star Tribune journalist Lori Sturdevant will be recognized with the annual Peter S. Popovich Award for steadfast defense and support of First Amendment freedoms.

Buy tickets to the banquet here

For a 10-seat table contact: minnesota.spj@gmail.com

Date: Tuesday, June 4 

Location: Town & Country Club
(300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul, Minn.)

Time: 
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:45 p.m.

Please RSVP by midnight on Friday, May 24

Ticket prices are $45 for SPJ members, and $60 for non-members. Ticket prices increase by $5 after the deadline.

Don’t Delay! Buy Page One Tickets by Tuesday!

The deadline is coming soon for tickets to the 2019 Page One Awards, which will feature a keynote address from Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota’s 41st Governor.

Angela Davis of Minnesota Public Radio will host the awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in Minnesota journalism.

Longtime Star Tribune journalist Lori Sturdevant will be recognized with the annual Peter S. Popovich Award for steadfast defense and support of First Amendment freedoms.

Buy tickets to the banquet here

For a 10-seat table contact: minnesota.spj@gmail.com

Date: Tuesday, June 4 

Location: Town & Country Club
(300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul, Minn.)

Time: 
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:45 p.m.

Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21

Ticket prices are $45 for SPJ members, and $60 for non-members. Ticket prices increase by $5 after the deadline

Sturdevant honored with MNSPJ Popovich award

Lori Sturdevant

Longtime Star Tribune journalist Lori Sturdevant has been selected to receive the Peter S. Popovich Award by the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. She will be presented with the award at the group’s June 4 awards banquet.

The Popovich award is named after Minnesota Supreme Court Judge Peter S. Popovich and goes to an individual or group who represent steadfast defense and support of First Amendment freedoms.

The award, MNSPJ’s most prestigious, honors the life of Popovich, a legislator, jurist, and tireless advocate for First Amendment rights.

Sturdevant recently retired from the Star Tribune and has been a reporter, editorial writer and columnist who has written about Minnesota government and politics since 1978. She is also the author or editor of 11 books about notable Minnesotans.

She’s an award-winning writer, speaker and author who has devoted her career to public service journalism. Sturdevant will continue to write occasional columns for the Star Tribune on politics and government.

Sturdevant is a native of Dell Rapids, S.D., and a graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has been a member of Coe’s board of trustees for 30 years. Sturdevant lives in St. Paul with her husband. They have three grown children.

Popovich served in the state House of Representatives from 1953-1963. One of his legacies as a legislator is Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law. Throughout the rest of his career, Popovich remained an effective and aggressive advocate for openness in government and free speech issues.

The MNSPJ Awards banquet will be Tuesday, June 4 at the Town & Country Club (300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul, Minn.) The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. RSVP by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. RSVP here. 

Event: Hear from Minnesota’s top food critics

In a rich media and dining market like the Twin Cities, there’s no shortage of dedicated restaurant coverage. What about, exactly? The Minnesota State Fair is basically the Food Fair, many of our chefs are TV stars, restaurants create buzz and controversy far beyond our borders, big business is always hungry for coverage, and food stories are intertwined with our state’s shifting demographics.

We’ve assembled a panel of five food writers who were doing this long before Instagram, Yelp, and BiteSquad changed restaurant culture forever to shed some light on what they do in 2019, and why they do it. And it didn’t feel right to do this event without access to pizza and cider.

Featuring:
Rick Nelson (Star Tribune)
Stephanie March and Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl (Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine)
Jason DeRusha (Minnesota Monthly/WCCO-TV)
Mecca Bos (The Growler/Minnesota Monthly/Meal Magazine)

Topics:
– How “influencer” culture and PR have changed the job of a restaurant critic
– The arguments for and against traditional restaurant reviews in 2019
– How the importance of anonymity has evolved in food criticism
– Questions from the audience

When: 5:30 p.m., panel starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019

 Check out the details via Facebook.

Tickets on sale now for annual Page One Awards Banquet on June 4

Tickets are available now for the 2019 Page One Awards featuring a keynote address from Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota’s 41st Governor.

Angela Davis of Minnesota Public Radio will host the awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in Minnesota journalism.

Tim Walz taught social studies and coached football at Mankato West High School before winning election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006. He was re-elected five times from a southern Minnesota district that included his home in Mankato. With his election last November, Walz is the first governor from Mankato in 110 years.

Born in a small town in rural Nebraska, Walz enlisted in the Army National Guard soon after his high school graduation. Walz attended Chadron State College, located in northwest Nebraska, where he graduated with a social science degree in 1989. While in Congress, Walz worked on key legislation for farmers and veterans plus projects such as the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System and Minnesota Highway 14.

Walz is the fourth consecutive Minnesota governor to address the Page One Awards Banquet during his first year in office. Previous guests include Mark Dayton, Tim Pawlenty and Jesse Ventura.

Angela Davis joined MPR News in November 2018 after more than 20 years of reporting and anchoring in the Twin Cities and other cities throughout the country. In 2006, Davis joined WCCO-TV, where she anchored the Sunday night newscasts and reported for evening newscasts during the week. Previously, Davis anchored the morning and midday newscasts at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis.

Davis grew up in southern Virginia and holds a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She did graduate work in urban affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington and is a member of the local and national chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

 

Buy tickets to the banquet here

Date: Tuesday, June 4 

Location: Town & Country Club
(300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul, Minn.)

Time: 
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:45 p.m.

Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21

Ticket prices are $45 for SPJ members, and $60 for non-members. Ticket prices increase by $5 after the deadline

 

Note: The bar at Town & Country does NOT accept credit cards. Please remember to bring cash.

Save the Date: Gov. Walz to speak at Page One Awards on June 4

 

Continuing an MNSPJ tradition for first-term governors, Gov. Tim Walz will deliver the keynote speech at the 2019 Page One Awards Banquet, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4.

Angela Davis of Minnesota Public Radio will host the awards ceremony, which celebrates the best in Minnesota journalism.

MNSPJ plans on notifying finalists for the awards this week via email, at which point ticket sales for the event will open. So, watch your inbox and save the date!

Walz continues a tradition of first-term governors being invited to speak at the annual Page One Banquet. Previous speakers include Mark Dayton, Tim Pawlenty and Jesse Ventura.

Buy tickets for the banquet here.

Date: Tuesday, June 4

Location: Town & Country Club
Town & Country Club
(300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul, Minn.)