2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Editorial Page as a Whole ( Under 10,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: New Ulm - The Journal
    Entry Title: The Journal, New Ulm - Editorial Page as a Whole
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: The brief, concise local editorials are an interesting twist. They're balanced with beefier columns and commentaries, and thoughtful letters. Good choices on editorial cartoons, as well. Solid sections.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Albert Lea Tribune
    Entry Title: Editorial Page as a Whole-Albert Lea Tribune
    Entry Credit: Albert Lea Tribune
    Judge Comment: Excellent page designs. The slice-of-life columns are well-paired with opinion pieces by contributors. Editorial cartoons add edge.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Fergus Falls - The Daily Journal
    Entry Title: The Daily Journal
    Entry Credit: Zach Stich
    Judge Comment: Simple, clean presentation works well for The Daily Journal's pages. Locally written editorials are another plus, though more edge would bolster the content. Staff written columns provide spice, too. Solid efforts by the crew.
  • Competition Comment: These sections used their resources wisely, whether that meant relying on outside contributors for opinion pieces, or keeping locally written editorials brief, but ongoing.