MinnPost won two Page One Awards Thursday in the annual statewide journalism competition sponsored by the Minnesota professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The contest, which saluted the best journalism of 2007, covered only the first seven weeks of MinnPost’s existence.
MinnPost took second place for best overall independent website. Twin Cities Daily Planet received top honors in the category.
Contributing writer Steve Berg won second place for best single news story among independent websites for his MinnPost article, “Urban designers: Minneapolis should dump skyways.”
Several other writers who now contribute to MinnPost received honors for their other work. They include:
• Eric Black, then of the Minnesota Monitor, for best independent newsroom blog, ericblackink.
• David Brauer, first place, as part of a Minnesota Law and Politics team for best magazine government or political story for an article on Mike Ciresi.
• Kevin Featherly, second place in the same magazine category, as part of a Minnesota Law and Politics team for the article “Plan of Attack.”
• Rob Nelson, second place in newspaper arts and entertainment coverage, for the City Pages article “LA plays itself.”