2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

General Excellence ( 1,501 to 3,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Kasson - Dodge County Independent
    Entry Title: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Rick Bussler, Staff
    Judge Comment: This weekly is packed with community news. Its strong design makes it both visually appealing and easy to read. The sports copy is especially well reported ..and the opinion pages were quite effective.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Baudette - Northern Light Region
    Entry Title: General Excellence - Northern Light Region
    Entry Credit: Doris Knutson, Mike Hovde
    Judge Comment: This publication has some spunky journalism and feels like a giant bulletin board of community information . Its pages are well designed and the headlines are crisp. It is clear that the paper takes its FOI and public advocacy role seriously.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Glenwood - Pope County Tribune
    Entry Title: Pope County Tribune - General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Erika Andreas, Tim Douglass, Emma Nyhammer, Erica Stoen, Celeste Rapp
    Judge Comment: This is a publication chock full of local information...with the basic news, straightforward headlines and lots of good listings. Its editorial page also presents interesting columns.
  • Competition Comment: None