2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Government/Public Affairs Reporting ( 1,501 to 3,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Cloquet - Pine Knot News
    Entry Title: Pine Knot News - Wrenshall Schools
    Entry Credit: Mike Creger, Jana Peterson
    Judge Comment: The heart of this newspaper is on clear display in its excellent reporting that not only gives readers the facts but also provides critical explanatory context for them to fully understand what is happening. Very well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Tower/Ely/Cook-Orr - The Timberjay
    Entry Title: Sentencing Difficult to Understand
    Entry Credit: David Colburn
    Judge Comment: More reporting like this is needed in journalism. Kudos for doing the extra dive into exploring the justice system.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Baudette - Northern Light Region
    Entry Title: City, county split over fate of lodging tax, Tourism Bureau
    Entry Credit: Robert Hopwood
    Judge Comment: Government squabbles can easily get into the weeds and be difficult for readers to follow, but this reporting has exceptional clear writing to tell the public what was happening and why it mattered.
  • Competition Comment: None