MinnPost has been accepted as the first online-only member of the Regional Reporters Association, an association of state-based news organizations that maintain a Washington, D.C., bureau.
“I’m pretty sure that when the RRA’s founders cobbled together this group more than 20 years ago, they didn’t imagine the giant changes that would greet Washington coverage in a Web-defined world,” said Thomas Burr, senior Washington correspondent for The Salt Lake Tribune and RRA president.
“But bringing Washington news home to readers remains vitally important, whether that’s done by radio, print or online, and it’s good to see new outlets serving that mission.”
MinnPost Washington Correspondent Derek Wallbank said the move is just the latest “recognition of the reputation MinnPost has developed as a premier destination for news and analysis on the big issues facing Minnesotans.”
“It’s encouraging to see groups like the RRA noting the vital contribution MinnPost continues to make to covering legislators in Washington,” Wallbank said. “The journalists at MinnPost, myself included, take a back seat to no one in our commitment to the people of Minnesota and holding accountable the lawmakers they elect.”