2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Social Issues Story ( Under 5,000 Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Detroit Lakes Tribune
    Entry Title: Essentia Health First In Region To Offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    Entry Credit: Vicki Gerdes
    Judge Comment: Great, balanced article on a medical solution that could help many. Raises awareness by way of a true success story. Well written, nice job!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Bemidji - The Bemidji Pioneer
    Entry Title: Fifty-fifty: Title IX hits 50th anniversary in fight for equal opportunity
    Entry Credit: Micah Friez
    Judge Comment: Good read, and i especially liked the Mount Rushmore of top athletes. Maybe could have incorporated a bit more conflict as Title IX unfolded.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Fergus Falls - The Daily Journal
    Entry Title: Heather Kantrud Social Issues Story 1
    Entry Credit: Heather Kantrud
    Judge Comment: Compelling report of a tragic loss and a serious health issue, with needed resources for those who are suffering.
  • Competition Comment: Enjoyed reading this nice set of articles addressing important social issues. While most showcased official input, a good number of entries could have benefited from a bit more relevant data, and especially the input of those directly affected, as well. Putting a face on these reports really drives home the issue at hand, as the winner here demonstrated.