2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Investigative Reporting ( 10,001 and Over Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Rochester - Post Bulletin
    Entry Title: Organ failure
    Entry Credit: Nora Eckert
    Judge Comment: This investigation stood out because of the clean writing that clearly told how OPOs can fail families. The waste reported on was eye-opening. Great work.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Rochester - Post Bulletin
    Entry Title: Minnesota juries
    Entry Credit: Molly Castle Work
    Judge Comment: Impressive work in this investigation. The story prompted some action, finally, on the issue. I am often shocked by the lack of community representation in jury pools.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Mankato - The Free Press
    Entry Title: Hidden Crisis: Mental health series
    Entry Credit: Trey Mewes, Brian Arola
    Judge Comment: Great, impactful story on a local and national crisis. This was well-written and well-reported.
  • Competition Comment: This was a difficult category to judge. There were very good investigations and stories among the 20 entries. A half dozen of the pieces could have ended up in the top three. Great work.