2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Hard News ( 1,001 - 1,500,Under 1,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Ely - Ely Timberjay
    Entry Title: City Records Altered
    Entry Credit: Marshall Helmberger
    Judge Comment: This thorough investigation is a game-changer. The writing and graphics make it easy to understand the apparent scandal.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Jackson County Pilot
    Entry Title: 22A Did Politics Play a Part
    Entry Credit: Justin Lessman
    Judge Comment: The writer gives a thorough and balanced account of a hot-button topic in his community.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Jordan Independent
    Entry Title: Moving On: How Jordan responded to the flood, and what's downstream
    Entry Credit: Michael Strasburg
    Judge Comment: The writer tells a fascinating story of a disaster, but like many entries in this category, relies heavily on a single, official source.
  • Competition Comment: In too many of these stories, the writers relied on a single source and did not make the effort to speak to more people affected by the topic.