2022 MNA College Better Newspaper Contest

Hard News ( 2 Year College/University,4 Year College/University) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: Mandates in the MIAC
    Entry Credit: Rachel Blood, Molly Wilson
    Judge Comment: Excellent reporting work supported by good headlines, subheads, graphics and writing. The total package of hard data and well-told personal and official perspectives. Well done!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: Hospital mandates polarize nursing department
    Entry Credit: Sarah Bakeman
    Judge Comment: More good writing here (flawed by some editing errors/missing words in the second and last grafs). I wanted to know if the other 8 students also refused to go on the record with their names. Anonymous sourcing is always risky. Overall, well reported and written work.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: MSU/Mankato - The Reporter
    Entry Title: Accessibility issues tied to MavPODs on campus
    Entry Credit: Jenna Peterson
    Judge Comment: This story calls out a tone-deaf decision by university leadership and gets it on the record that they knew in advance that they were purchasing equipment that would be inaccessible to some students. You've helped ensure they'll think twice before doing it again. Keep it up!
  • Competition Comment: A strong field!