MinnPost writers won eight 2017 Page One Awards Thursday night, recognizing coverage from the last year that touched on everything from the environment to the Republican National Convention.
Presented by the Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the annual awards ceremony and banquet, held at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul, featured speaker Hannah Allam, a veteran journalist covering U.S. Muslim life for BuzzFeed News.
Ron Meador won first place in the Best Independent News Blog category for Earth Journal, which covers environmental issues.
Other awards went to Susan Perry, who won second place in the Best Independent News Blog category for her Second Opinion column; Sam Brodey, who got second place in the Meeting/Planned Event Feature category for his coverage of the Republican National Convention; Gregg Aamot, who won third place in Best Continuing Coverage for his series on rural Minnesota; Pamela Espeland, who won third place for Arts Criticism/Review for “The Jungle’s ‘The Oldest Boy’”; Eric Black, who got third place in Best Independent News Blog; and Briana Bierschbach, who won third place in the Meeting/Planned Event Feature category for her coverage of Gov. Mark Dayton’s State of the State address.
And last, but not least, MinnPost staff won second place in the Best Website category.