MNSPJ Accepts Applications for 2023-2024 Board of Directors

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is seeking candidates to serve on its board of directors for the 2023-24 year. Later this summer our membership will elect four directors as well as a president-elect, treasurer and secretary. Current president-elect Catharine Richert will serve as president next year. Candidate statements should be submitted by Friday, July 7. Ballots will be…

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Workshop helps Minnesota journalists navigate the state’s Data Practices Act (w/ video)

The Minnesota Data Practices Act (DPA) was on the minds of those in attendance at a brown-bag lunch and those joining online via a video conference link on Wednesday, April 26th. Don Gemberling, an architect of the DPA, and Star Tribune Data Editor MaryJo Webster led the presentation. The event was organized by MNSPJ in partnership with the Minnesota Coalition…

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MNSPJ looks at data privacy practices and the public right to know

In service to its membership and to the general public, the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ.org) offers regular training and educational events. As part of this effort, a hybrid in-person/online workshop on gathering data and navigating the Minnesota Data Practices Act is scheduled for 12-1 pm on Wednesday, April 26th. Partnering with the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information (MNCOGI),…

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Attention Media Outlets: Here’s $2,500 toward a St. Paul-focused intern this summer

To whom it may concern: On behalf of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists and ThreeSixty Journalism, we invite you to submit your interest in hosting a college intern this summer who would focus primarily (51%+) on producing non-crime news about St. Paul. The St. Paul Jaycees Charitable Foundation has already committed $2,500 toward this internship. Interested news outlets should…

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MNSPJ accepts unrestricted $2,000 and $500 college scholarship applications through May 21

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2023 student scholarship. This year, MNSPJ will award one $2,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in broadcast, print, online or visual journalism. Up to two additional scholarships of $500 may be awarded, depending upon the number and quality of applications. These are unrestricted funds and can be…

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Twin Cities journalism jobs — February 2023

MNSPJ’s monthly job opportunities board is back! Here are some recently posted opportunities in the Twin Cities. Sahan Journal is hiring a visual journalist. PBS Wisconsin needs a news reporter. (Deadline: Feb. 15). CBS News and Stations (WCCO-TV) posted an opening for a part-time assignment editor. The Star Tribune recently listed a digital features producer opening. Open jobs at MPR…

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MNSPJ’s 2023 Page One Awards now open for submissions. Click here for guidelines, categories and the contest link

GENERAL GUIDELINES Contest opened on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The link for submissions and payment can be found at the bottom of this post. The fee is $22 per entry. Entries and payments must be submitted online no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2023. All work published or broadcast during the 2022 calendar year is eligible. Journalists (including…

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Save the date: MNSPJ winter mixer!

We’re kicking off our 2023 events calendar with a winter mixer on February 9. Details: 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Urban Growler in St. Paul. Registration includes one free drink ticket! Get more details and RSVP here. Thank you to our cosponsors, Twin Cities Black Journalists and Asian American Journalists of Minnesota!

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