2020 Page One Awards in Online Journalism

  MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in online journalism.   5A. Best Website [Online] First Place Staff    MPR News mprnews.org In a field with several examples of thinking outside of some of the stuffier ruts of online news design, mprnews.org presented the cleanest, clearest and…
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2020 Page One Awards in Photography

  MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in photography.   6A. Best News Photography First Place Evan Frost MPR News Collection of work Photos one and three captured powerful moments, nice composition, exposure and told the story in one frame. Well done.   Second Place Jeff…
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Tune into Page One Awards tonight!

Virtual Page One Awards — Tonight! Please join us tonight, Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. when the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists recognizes finalists at the first-ever online presentation of the Page One Awards. The host for this year’s event is Tane Danger, co-founder of the The Theater of Public Policy. This year’s keynote speaker is Samara Freemark, co-creator and senior producer…
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MNSPJ reminds general public and reporters of their right to document public events

Recently, a Star Tribune reporter received death threats after tweeting photos — while on the job — of the protests that arose in the wake of George Floyd’s death. This reporter’s personal phone number and home address were posted online, presenting a serious threat to his safety and that of his family. Another photographer was cornered while covering protests and…
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MNSPJ denounces police treatment of journalists

In the last week, journalists  have been arrested  while doing their jobs. They have been  held at gunpoint,  shot with rubber bullets and  blinded by tear gas. Over and over again, they have identified themselves as journalists and been ignored,  told that it doesn’t matter,  or worse. The board of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists condemns in the strongest possible…
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MNSPJ and TCBJ condemn arrest of CNN news team

The Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Twin Cities Black Journalists, the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, condemn the arrest of Omar Jimenez and the CNN reporting team by State Patrol troopers live on the air at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Friday, May 29. According to live video, Jimenez properly identified himself…
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Tune in for the first Virtual Page One Awards

Please join us here at www.mnspj.org on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. for the first-ever online presentation of the Page One Awards. This free event will highlight the best in Minnesota journalism with special awards that include Best Beat Reporting and Lifetime Achievement Award. The host for this year’s event is Tane Danger, co-founder of The Theater of Public…
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MNSPJ Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

MNSPJ is seeking candidates for the 2020-21 board year. Join us! Up for election are four board seats. Also up for election are the executive board positions: president-elect (the elected officer will serve as president 2021-2022), board secretary and treasurer. Executive board seats are one-year terms.  The chapter is led by a diverse, volunteer board of media professionals, past and present, who are…
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