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 Wednesday, June 5. 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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MNSPJ opens applications to college journalists for 2022 scholarships

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2022 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. Last July, a five-judge panel chose to award the top scholarship in our 2021…
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Final Extension — Page One Awards Deadline 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22

Since Monday is a holiday, we’ve decided to provide one last extension on the deadline for entries to the annual Page One Awards. The cut-off now is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Below you’ll find links with everything you’ll need to enter. Good luck! Important Links: Online Contest Submission Form Complete Listing of Contest Rules and Guidelines Complete Listing…
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Page One Awards Deadline Extended to 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 21

We’ve decided to extend the deadline for entries to the annual Page One Awards until 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 21. Several journalists have contacted us seeking more time, so we’re happy to oblige. Below you’ll find links with everything you’ll need to enter. Good luck! Important Links: Online Contest Submission Form Complete Listing of Contest Rules and Guidelines Complete…
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2022 Page One Awards — Now Accepting Entries!

The Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) recognizes the best in Minnesota journalism each year with the annual Page One Awards. Contest entries can be submitted between now and Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 12 noon. Finalists will be notified in the spring. We have eliminated a few categories this year due to a lack of entries…
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2022 Page One Awards — Contest Categories

1. NEWSPAPER/NEWS WRITING a. Breaking News Coverage (Up to three stories showing excellence in coverage of a single news event that’s breaking/was not expected. c. Feature Writing (Up to three stories showing one feature writer’s ability to command attention through profiles or trend pieces with unique characters, rich scenes and/or unexpected angles.) d. Enterprise/In-Depth Story (One story that reflects a journalist’s or team of journalists’ ingenuity,…
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