MinnPost wins best website at Page One Awards; Bierschbach named young journalist of the year

MinnPost photo by Corey Anderson
MinnPost Capitol reporter Briana Bierschbach won the Young Journalist of the Year Award Tuesday night.

MinnPost was named best website by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the organization’s annual Page One Awards banquet Tuesday night. MinnPost won two other first-place awards, and political reporter Briana Bierschbach was named young journalist of the year. Gretchen Morgenson, assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at the New York Times, was the keynote speaker at the event, held at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. 

Awards were handed out to Minnesota journalists from television, radio, print and online. Here’s a complete list of MinnPost’s honors:

Best Website
First Place: MinnPost

Best Single News Story
Second Place: “Michelle MacDonald and the anatomy of a political train wreck” by Doug Grow
Third Place: “At MPS, data on teachers raise resource-equity questions” by Beth Hawkins and Tom Nehil

Best Continuing Coverage
Second Place: “Sex Offenders Coverage” by Briana Bierschbach

Arts & Entertainment
First Place: “Turn the radio on: one man’s guide to the 22 best specialty shows on Twin Cities airwaves” by Jim Walsh

Best Social Media Account – Individual
Third Place: Briana Bierschbach

Best Independent News Blog
First Place: Earth Journal by Ron Meador
Second Place: Eric Black Ink by Eric Black
Third Place: Learning Curve by Beth Hawkins

Young Journalist of the Year
Briana Bierschbach

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Bill Gleason on 05/20/2015 - 05:07 pm.


    What fabulous recognition for MinnPost!

    So many excellent people.

    Joel Kramer must be very proud.

    MinnPost is the best.

    Bill Gleason

  2. Submitted by Greg Kapphahn on 05/20/2015 - 10:03 pm.


    I’m not a bit surprised!

    (There’s a reason why MinnPost is my homepage – it’s the first news site I visit each day).

    Keep up the good work (but I have no doubt you will)!


    Thank you!

    You really help this old man keep abreast of what’s happening the this, my home state, especially in places to which I no longer travel very often!

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