2020 Page One Awards — Special Award Winners

MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of special award winners.

 

7A. Young Journalist of the Year [Special] First Place Ryan Faircloth St. Paul Pioneer Press Young Journalist of the Year A reporter who raises his hand to not only tackle new challenges but turn them into great stories, Ryan Faircloth rose to the top in category crowded with great young journalists. His drive and energy are what this industry needs to keep readers interested in newspapers.
7B. Journalist of the Year [Special] First Place Marianne Combs MPR News   Ms. Combs’ work on the decades-old sexual abuse that occurred at the children’s theater was like revealing a piece of history that had been buried. It was obvious that she put a ton of work and compassion into finding and interviewing her subjects and asking them to talk about a sensitive subject. This journalism was a service to the community and to sexual assault survivors everywhere. Well done.
7C. Story of the Year [Special] First Place Brandon

A.J.

Steve

Gary

Stahl

Lagoe

Eckert

Knox

KARE 11 The Untested Incisive, thorough reporting presented in a riveting manner.
             
             
  Second Place Sam Easter Grand Forks Herald Outside Chances  
  Third Place Newsroom   Star Tribune Intense blaze in high-rise kills 5  
7D. Best Use of Public Records [Special] First Place Chris

Glenn

Serres

Howatt

Star Tribune Chaotic Care An immense amount of effort clearly went into this project, not only in public records requests and data visualizations but also in interviewing and working with affected families. That time resulted in a data-driven piece that still strikes at the emotions. Well done.
             
  Second Place Tony Webster MPR News How did the police know you were near a crime scene? Google told them.  
             
7E. Best Beat Reporting [Special] First Place Riham Feshir MPR News Riham Feshir on immigration Feshir’s reporting on immigration — an important topic to everyone in the United States — is hard-hitting and compelling. Excellent work.
  Second Place A.J.

Steve

Gary

Lagoe

Eckert

Knox

KARE 11 On the Veteran Beat  
             
             
  Third Place Libor Jany Star Tribune Libor Jany  
7F. Freedom of Information Award [Special] First Place     Grand Forks Herald Seeking public records in Roosevelt, Minn., other smaller cities Good job pressing officials to produce public records, even after they failed to do so for a records audit.
             

 

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