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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2022 Page One Awards — Contest Rules

GENERAL GUIDELINES Contest opens on Saturday, January 15, 2022 The fee is $22 per entry. Entries must be submitted no later than 12 noon on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. All work published or broadcast during the 2021 calendar year is eligible. Journalists (including freelancers and contract employees) working for all print, broadcast and online news outlets in Minnesota (or news…
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MNSPJ remembers our friend and former president Dave Aeikens

Minnesota journalists lost a great friend this month. Dave Aeikens, who served as MNSPJ chapter president in 1999 before taking leadership positions over the next decade with SPJ National, died on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at the age of 53. Dave’s family has published a very loving obituary and SPJ National issued a statement that catalogues his many accomplishments. At MNSPJ,…
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ACLU, Goyette win critical protections for Minnesota journalists in the field

The Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists applauds the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and journalist Jared Goyette for their work securing an indefinite ban on law enforcement agencies using force against journalists. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright’s preliminary injunction Thursday came in response to a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Goyette. The preliminary injunction will remain…
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MNSPJ Intern Night is coming Nov. 9! (Free) tickets required.

WHO: Young people interested in a news media internship, and interns looking to break into their first job. WHAT: Come for the career panel with top Twin Cities news media editors, hiring managers and internship coordinators — stay for the networking! WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. WHERE: The Hubbard School of Journalism, University of Minnesota…
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MNSPJ Fall Meet-up and Page One Awards Pick-up

MNSPJ is buying the pizza and some of the drinks for a September get-together where 2021 Page One Award winners can pick up plaques and certificates. We hope it’s an event where all journalists can gather for friendly conversation. WHO: All of us! WHAT: Come reconnect with colleagues and journalists from across the state and pick up awards WHEN: Thursday,…
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MNSPJ Announces 2021-22 Board Election Results

MNSPJ announced results from the 2021-22 board election during the chapter’s annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 19. Brian Arola was voted president-elect while secretary Taryn Phaneuf and treasurer Briana Bierschbach were re-elected as board officers. Arola will become president next summer when the term of current president Chris Snowbeck ends in June. Also in the election, board members Hal Davis…
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