2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Editorial Page as a Whole ( 1,001 - 1,500,Under 1,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Ely - Ely Timberjay
    Entry Title: Editorial Page as a Whole
    Entry Credit: Timberjay Staff
    Judge Comment: Well designed pages that catch eyes and entice a reader. Editorials admirably wade into the weeds of a topic, such as rural broadband. Letters are plentiful, too. Columns add edge and personality.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Tracy Area Headlight Herald
    Entry Title: Editorial page as a whole - Tracy Area Headlight Herald
    Entry Credit: Per Peterson
    Judge Comment: Insightful critiques in the editorials bolster the pages. The columns add a sensitivity. Editorial cartoons keep the pages lively.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Cloquet - Pine Knot News
    Entry Title: Pine Knot News
    Entry Credit: Pete Radosevich, Jana Peterson, Ann Markusen, Mike Creger
    Judge Comment: The variety of columns reflects ingenuity. Coupled with editorials and some quirk, such as the recipes/Jimmy Carter piece, the staff handles opinion pages with flair.
  • Competition Comment: The creativity by the small newspapers to bring ideas from the staff and surrounding community is impressive. Those that take the extra step in offering solid stances on local and state topics shine.