One Last Deadline Extension — to Monday, Feb. 22

MNSPJ has decided to make one last — super final — deadline extension for the 2021 Page One Awards. Entries for this year’s contest  can be submitted until 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 22. You can find the entry form here.  Click these links for information on categories and rules.   Good luck!
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page one award deadline extended to friday, feb. 19

MNSPJ is making one more extension to the deadline for submissions to the annual Page One Awards, with submissions now due by Friday, Feb. 19. The price of a contest entry is $22. Journalists working for all print, broadcast and online news outlets in Minnesota (or news outlets in neighboring states that cover Minnesota) are eligible to enter. All work published or broadcast during…
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Applications Open for Student Journalism Scholarships

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2021 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. Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or have graduated…
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Page One Award Deadline Extended to Monday, Feb. 15

MNSPJ is extending the deadline for submissions to the annual Page One Awards until Monday, Feb. 15. The price of a contest entry is $22. Journalists working for all print, broadcast and online news outlets in Minnesota (or news outlets in neighboring states that cover Minnesota) are eligible to enter. All work published or broadcast during the 2020 calendar year is…
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2021 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 its annual Page One Awards. Contest entries can be submitted between now and Monday, Feb. 8. Finalists will be notified in the spring, with winners named at the annual Page One Awards ceremony later this year. Contest categories and rules are…
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2021 Page One Award Contest Rules

GENERAL GUIDELINES The fee is $22 per entry. Entries must be submitted no later than 12 noon on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.  Special for this year’s awards, we are opening a second entry period from Friday, March 5, at 6 a.m. through Monday, March 8, at 6 p.m. All work published or broadcast during the 2020 calendar year is eligible. Journalists…
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2021 Page One Award 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. Examples include but aren’t limited to crime stories, public safety emergencies, deaths/resignations involving prominent news figures and sudden layoffs The goal is to showcase depth of coverage from a journalist or journalists working on a tight deadline on…
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Apply for a scholarship to SPJ’s national journalism conference Sept. 12-13

Minnesota SPJ is providing a limited number of scholarships to cover entry fees for journalists in the state who are interested in attending the 2020 SPJ Conference. The online event is scheduled for Sept. 12-13. Speakers include Marty Baron of The Washington Post, Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine and Jorge Ramos from Univision. Scholarship applications are due at midnight on Monday,…
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MNSPJ responds to protest outside WCCO reporter’s home

Video has surfaced of a protest outside of WCCO reporter Liz Collin’s home, where a pinata replica of her was destroyed by protesters. The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists supports the public’s constitutional right to protest peacefully, but views the destruction of Collin’s image on her private property to be a direct threat against her as a…
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MNSPJ opposes change to Mpls. Police PIO role

Last night, the MNSPJ board emailed Minneapolis City Council members to speak out against a proposed change to the Minneapolis Police Public Information Officer position: Dear Council Member, We’re writing to you today, as the board of the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, to express our concerns about a proposal regarding the Minneapolis Police Department’s Public Information…
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