2022 MNA College Better Newspaper Contest

Social Issues Story ( 2 Year College/University,4 Year College/University) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: MSU/Mankato - The Reporter
    Entry Title: Tigray students form a group to support each other amidst war crisis
    Entry Credit: Julia Barton
    Judge Comment: Such an important issue that should be talked about more, especially in light of news coverage of the war in Ukraine. Great, powerful and well-written anecdotes.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: Devastation from a distance
    Entry Credit: Sarah Bakeman, Soraya Keiser
    Judge Comment: Well written storytelling with compelling and descriptive detail. Great photos as well. Such an important story, and great tie to the Bethel community.
  • 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: Important topic and well written. Inclusion of the study findings and differences in walking times was a powerful addition.
  • Competition Comment: So many powerful, well-written stories were submitted, making it hard to narrow it down to a final three. The future of journalism is bright!