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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2020 Page One Awards in Magazine Journalism

  MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in magazine journalism.   2A. Best Profile Story [Magazine] First Place Julie Kendrick Minnesota Good Age A recipe for change Wonderfully written profile that delves into the complexity of the process that goes into what, on the surface, looks like…
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2020 Page One Awards in Television Journalism (>50 newsroom employees)

MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in television journalism (more than 50 newsroom employees).   3B. Hard News Report [Television] First Place Tom Lyden KMSP-TV Treasure Above, Riches Below An informative and intriguing story about the proposed copper-nickel mine near the Minnesota Boundary Waters. This story explains…
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2020 Page One Awards in Television Journalism (<50 newsroom employees)

MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in television journalism (under 50 newsroom employees).   3A. Spot/Breaking News [Television] First Place Nick Jansen KTTC-TV Lake City Tornado Comprehensive coverage of the devastation caused by a tornado that touched down in Lake City. From the lead-in with stills…
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2020 Page One Awards in Radio Journalism

  MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in radio journalism.   4A. Spot/Breaking News [Radio] First Place Tim Nelson MPR News Missing teen Jayme Closs emerged from woods, asked dog walker for help Very good piece, interview was laid out well, easy to follow and listen…
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