2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Editorial Page as a Whole ( Under 5,000 Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Fergus Falls - The Daily Journal
    Entry Title: Daily Journal Editorial Page as a Whole
    Entry Credit: Heather Kantrud, Tor Anderson, Carl Hauser, Mary Bethel Olson, James Allen
    Judge Comment: Good mix of local and syndicated columns/commentary. Looked good.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Detroit Lakes Tribune
    Entry Title: Detroit Lakes Tribune editorial page as a whole
    Entry Credit: Detroit Lakes Tribune
    Judge Comment: Would like to have seen more local contributions, e.g., as opposed to items from Grand Forks and Minneapolis papers.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Bemidji - The Bemidji Pioneer
    Entry Title: Editorial Page as a Whole
    Entry Credit: Bemidji Pioneer
    Judge Comment: Pretty good mix of local and outside material, a strong third place.
  • Competition Comment: Good quality entrants. Attractive arrangement of editorials and columns. All three winners could have been even better with a) a somewhat sharper local focus, and b) local writers occasionally commenting about national or international issues.