2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Local Breaking News Coverage ( 5,001 - 10,000 Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Brainerd Dispatch
    Entry Title: Whiteout conditions cause multi-vehicle crash on Highway 371
    Entry Credit: Tim Speier
    Judge Comment: The reporter does a fantastic job of giving the timeline of events, along with integrating great quotes from sources. Very well written.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Alexandria Echo Press
    Entry Title: Coverage of tornado that hit Forada and Maple Lake on May 30
    Entry Credit: Al Edenloff, Celeste Edenloff , Thalen Zimmerman, Lowell Anderson
    Judge Comment: This is a fantastic scope of coverage. The reporter does a great job showing and telling about the devastation surrounding this tornado.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Willmar - West Central Tribune
    Entry Title: Volunteer firefighter dies
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Kotila
    Judge Comment: I thought the reporter did a good job of focusing on the necessary details of a breaking news story that most definitely got a lot of readership, while also adding in the human element of background on the deceased.
  • Competition Comment: There was some great coverage here. The eliminator for me was taking on some of these topics a little more creatively.