2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Editorial Page as a Whole ( 1,501 to 3,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Pelican Rapids Press
    Entry Title: Editorial Page as a Whole: 2-20-19, 4-10-19, 6-19-19
    Entry Credit: Louis Hoglund, Brenda Brand
    Judge Comment: Firm, clear views stated in the editorials and columns are the heart of these opinion pages, as it should be. Letters to the Editor and editorial cartoons complement those. Solid package.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Windom - Cottonwood County Citizen
    Entry Title: Editorial Page as a Whole
    Entry Credit: Rahn Larson, Dave Fjeld
    Judge Comment: Opinion pages appear to be a full team effort, which is impressive. The editorials are relevant, columnists add spice, and the readers' response boxes put the community into the mix. (Beefing up the questions posed to them might be a wise next step.) An enjoyable, enlightening read.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Blooming Prairie Steele County Times
    Entry Title: Editorial Page as a whole
    Entry Credit: Rick Bussler
    Judge Comment: The editorials present solid opinions up front, with supportive reasoning. Rick Bussler's columns bolster the pages' content by highlighting personalities and issues.
  • Competition Comment: This division's newspapers definitely look at opinion pages with a creative eye. They're not chained to a traditional format. The uniqueness is noticeable.