2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Social Issues Story ( Under 10,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Hibbing Daily Tribune
    Entry Credit: Eric Killelea
    Judge Comment: This series was very well done. A mix of gripping personal stories, along with a thoughtful examination of systemic challenges and policy objectives, made the articles engaging and really helped drive home the need for and work of special court programs. Great job.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Bemidji - The Bemidji Pioneer
    Entry Title: A Grassroots Movement: Advocates hope to legalize marijuana in Red Lake Nation
    Entry Credit: Jordan Shearer
    Judge Comment: This was a very thorough, well researched and deeply reported take on an important issue. It was full of important context and examined a wide range of opinions on a very controversial and complicated topic.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Willmar - West Central Tribune
    Entry Title: Home for the homeless
    Entry Credit: Carolyn Lange
    Judge Comment: While not as in-depth as the two entries that finished above it, this was perhaps the best narrative description of what sounds like an amazing and important program addressing a major need. Clear and concise writing made me want to keep reading.
  • Competition Comment: None