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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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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