2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Local Breaking News Coverage ( 10,001 and Over Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Mankato - The Free Press
    Entry Title: Waterville bar lost in devastating fire
    Entry Credit: Mark Fischenich
    Judge Comment: The reporter does a great job of covering all aspects of this devastating fire with plenty of interviews and base information while also using good imagery and a solid writing style to convey the seriousness of the incident.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Rochester - Post Bulletin
    Entry Title: Taopi tornado
    Entry Credit: Abby Sharpe, Emily Cutts, Joe Ahlquist, Traci Westcott, Andrew Link
    Judge Comment: The coverage for this tornado was in depth and well done. Reporters focused on both the personal and wider impacts of the storm, and the coverage did a great job of showing and telling about the devastation.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Fargo/Moorhead - The Forum
    Entry Title: Death penalty thrown out
    Entry Credit: April Baumgarten
    Judge Comment: I can't imagine this wasn't a well-read story. The reporter does a great job of comprehensively covering the sudden, new development in the case as well as giving an in-depth look at the background.
  • Competition Comment: Reporters in this category did a very nice job of covering breaking news. The inverted pyramid is alive and well.