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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Meet candidates for the 2020-21 MNSPJ Board

SPJ members in good standing should watch for an email on Monday, June 22, with your ballot to elect the 2020-21 board of directors at MNSPJ. Voting will end on Monday, July 20, with winners announced at the MNSPJ annual meeting. Here are the candidates for three officer positions: president-elect; secretary; and treasurer. Emma Nelson, who was elected president-elect in 2019, will…
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Journalists Celebrate Page One Awards with first virtual Ceremony

More than 100 people tuned in Tuesday for the first-ever virtual ceremony to recognize winners of the Page One Awards, the annual journalism contest sponsored by the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ).   You can watch a replay of the event at MNSPJ’s YouTube page.   Marianne Combs of MPR News earned recognition as Journalist of the Year for reporting…
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And the 2020 Page One Awards go to…

Thanks to all journalists who joined MNSPJ on Tuesday for the first-ever virtual ceremony for the Page One Awards. All winners have now been posted to the website — use these links to navigate categories. Congratulations! 2020 Page One Awards — Special Award Winners 2020 Page One Awards in Newspaper Journalism (circulation >50,000) 2020 Page One Awards in Newspaper Journalism…
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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…
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2020 Page One Awards in Newspaper Journalism (circulation >50,000)

MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in newspaper journalism (circulation over 50,000). 1A. Breaking News Coverage [Newspaper] First Place Newsroom Newsroom Star Tribune The Cedar Riverside fire The stories in this entry captured both the human emotion when dealing with fire fatalities and the necessary investigative…
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2020 Page One Awards in Newspaper Journalism (circulation <50,000)

MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in newspaper journalism (circulation under 50,000).   1A. Breaking News Coverage [Newspaper] First Place Tess Williams Grand Forks Herald Man steals car, dies in I-29 crash These stories had good follow-up and asked the right questions. I thought it was…
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