2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

General Excellence ( 10,000 and Over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Rochester - Post-Bulletin
    Entry Title: Post Bulletin
    Entry Credit: Post Bulletin staff
    Judge Comment: The Post Bulletin just had more ...more local news, more local columns, more enterprise, more newshole. The "Weekend Focus" enterprise was given the space and treatment rarely seen in newspapers today and the staff did a good job with profiles. Pages were clearly labeled, contact information was easy to find and listings help readers engage with their community.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Fargo/Moorhead - The Forum
    Entry Title: Forum general excellence entry
    Entry Credit: Forum staff
    Judge Comment: You have to appreciate their local focus. The Forum's 1A and Sports Sections were particularily well-designed and engaging. Some good local enterprise, healthy local business report and a mostly local Outdoors page in one edition.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Duluth News Tribune
    Entry Title: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Duluth News Tribune Staff
    Judge Comment: Good design and use of color. Strong editorial pages and good local feature section fronts.
  • Competition Comment: A pleasure to judge this category.