2021 Page One Awards — Newspapers (50k+ circulation)

CategoryPlacementNews OutletEntry Title (headline, broadcast title, etc):Journalist(s)
Breaking News CoverageFirst PlaceStar TribuneThe Killing of George FloydLibor Jany, Paul Walsh and Ryan Faircloth
Breaking News CoverageSecond PlacePioneer Press'I Am Completely Terrified,' Apple Valley woman tells authoritiesNick Ferraro
Deadline News CoverageFirst PlaceStar TribuneCoverage of Deady toll of COVID-19 in Minnesota's nursing homesChris Serres and Glenn Howatt
Deadline News CoverageSecond PlaceMinneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalRebuilding These BlocksCarrigan Miller and Nick Halter
Deadline News CoverageThird PlacePioneer PressVikings Stun SaintsChris Tomasson
Feature WritingFirst PlaceMinnesota Reformer / MinnPostStories post-George FloydDeena Winter
Feature WritingSecond PlaceStar TribuneThree ProfilesLaurie Hertzel
Feature WritingThird PlaceStarTribuneLives, On the LineReid Forgrave
Enterprise/In-Depth (Single story)First PlaceMinnesota ReformerCongressman spent tax dollars on vendor owned by a member of his staffDaniel Newhauser
Enterprise/In-Depth (Single story)Second PlaceStar Tribune"Our People are Scared": As deaths mount, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe charts its own path fighting COVID-19Chris Serres
Enterprise/In-Depth (Single story)Third PlaceStar TribuneHow Minneapolis policing changed during a historic summer of turmoilJeff Hargarten and Kim Hyatt
Enterprise/In-Depth (Series)First PlaceMinnesota Reformer38th and ChicagoDeena Winter and Jared Goyette
Enterprise/In-Depth (Series)Second PlaceMinnPostGreat Lakes seriesWalker Orenstein
Enterprise/In-Depth (Series)Third PlaceStar TribuneYoung votersZoe Jackson
InvestigativeFirst PlaceStar TribuneDesperate at Death Ridge: How a Minnesota nursing home descended into a coronavirus black holeChris Serres and Glenn Howatt
InvestigativeSecond PlaceMinnesota ReformerCongressman spent tax dollars on vendor owned by a member of his staff and follow up storiesDaniel Newhauser
InvestigativeThird PlaceCity PagesThe Boy They Called WolfSusan Du
Business News CoverageFirst PlaceStar Tribune3M's complicated road to enough N95 capacity took many handsDee DePass
Business News CoverageSecond PlaceCity PagesStorm Chasers: Doctors Race from One Epidemic to AnotherSusan Du
Business News CoverageThird PlaceMinneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota hospitals stare down almost $3B in lossesCarrigan Miller
Sports News CoverageFirst PlaceStar TribuneCoverage of the Minnesota VikingsBen Goessling
Sports News CoverageSecond PlaceStar TribuneHow Does the Story End for the Minnesota State Mankato men's hockey team? The Mavericks will never knowRandy Johnson
Sports News CoverageThird PlaceStar TribuneMinnesota Gophers-Auburn GamerMegan Ryan
Sports Feature WritingFirst PlaceStar TribuneDeven Eastern feature, Coney Durr profile, Seth Green human interestMegan Ryan
Sports Feature WritingSecond PlacePioneer PressThey played in one game for the Vikings; Former Gopher Andy Thompson paved the way; Jim McMahon broke his neck playing for VikingsChris Tomasson
Sports Feature WritingThird PlaceStar TribuneChris Hine NBA feature coverageChris Hine
Sports ColumnsFirst PlaceMinnPostPat Borzi Sports ColumnPat Borzi
Arts & Entertainment CoverageFirst PlaceStar Tribune3 arts & entertainment stories by Jon BreamJon Bream
Arts & Entertainment CoverageSecond PlaceStar TribuneA&E coverage storiesNeal Justin
Arts & Entertainment CoverageThird PlacePioneer PressAfter fellow guard's murder, Stillwater corrections officer brings inmate artwork to St. Paul Creators SpaceFrederick Melo
Arts Criticism/ReviewsFirst PlaceStar TribuneBook CoverageLaurie Hertzel
Arts Criticism/ReviewsSecond PlaceStar TribuneReviews by Jon BreamJon Bream
Arts Criticism/ReviewsThird PlaceMinnPostArtscape ReviewsPamela Espeland
ColumnsFirst PlaceSt. Paul Pioneer PressRuben RosarioRuben Rosario
ColumnsSecond PlaceMinnesota ReformerColumns by Deena WinterDeena Winter
ColumnsThird PlaceMinnesota ReformerAaron BrownAaron Brown
Editorial and CommentaryFirst PlaceMinnesota ReformerOpinion columnsJ. Patrick Coolican
Editorial and CommentarySecond PlaceStar TribuneCOVID editorialsJill Burcum
Editorial and CommentaryThird PlaceStar TribuneProfiles in fealty: MN GOP delegation fails to defend democracyJohn Rash
Graphics/Art and IllustrationFirst PlaceStar TribuneState Fair IllustrationsNuri Ducassi
Graphics/Art and IllustrationSecond PlaceStar TribuneElection GraphicsStaff
Page DesignFirst PlaceStar TribuneHappy 100th Birthday, Sid HartmanMike Rice and Gus Morais
Page DesignSecond PlaceStar Tribune1,000 Minnesotans We've Lost to COVIDJosh Jones
HeadlinesFirst PlaceStar TribuneHeadlines, staffCatherine Preus, Bob Reichman and Brian Wicker
HeadlinesSecond PlaceStar TribuneThinking outside the box; Rescuing Black history; a bone to pick with winter.Maren Longbella
HeadlinesThird PlaceStar Tribuneheadline (Some Assembly Required)Lisa Legge