Northeaster photographers swept our circulation category in awards for photo stories at the Jan. 26-27, 2017 Minnesota Newspaper Association convention. And one, Mike Madison, placed in other competitions as well. The entries were judged by peers in North Carolina.
Photographer/reporters Liz Jensen and Alex Schlee took first place in Photo Story for their Northern Spark photos.
Their layout is a good illustration of the collaborative work regularly found in the Northeaster. In any edition, from the photos submitted, Alex chooses the first cut and lays out the images. As editor/publisher, I have input. The maker of the original work often has the opportunity to review the layout, make sure the captions reflect and explain the images telling the story they
intended. Vince Brown adjusts the photos to reproduce accurately on newsprint.
MNA’s second place in Photo Story — “weeklies over 5,000” went to the two-page spread on summer storm damage, by photographers Carol Jensen, Mark Peterson, Mike Madison, and myself.
Mike Madison’s roundup of Community Garden Day took third in Photo Story. Mike’s other awards were a second place in Portrait and Personality for the on-site photo of James Brenner working with students; third place for “Naubinway: A father’s tribute to his son” in Arts & Entertainment Story, and second place for News Photo, of a Muslim couple contemplating the rainbow-lit Lowry Bridge.
Congratulations to all, and to our competitors and newspapers all across the state who prove that without regard to resources available or the size of the audience, excellent journalism is possible everywhere.
See winning layout on page 2 here or in print.