Northeaster awarded for arts and more

By Karen Kraco

Arts figured prominently in the Northeaster newspaper’s awards from the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest, judged by journalists from another state.

The Northeaster won a first place for Use of Photography as a Whole in its circulation category, and Mike Madison, a photographer with studio in the Casket Arts Building won a first in Portrait & Personality for his portrait of Warren Thomas Fenzi. Liz Jensen’s story on Tuscaloosa, a movie directed by Philip Harder of Northeast (and filmed partly here), won a second place in Arts & Entertainment writing. Margo Ashmore’s historical tribute to artist Aldo Moroni, published several months before his death, came in third in the same category. A September 2019 article, “NKB to sell” placed third in business stories for non-dailies 7,001 and up.

The newspaper also won third-place awards for use of color in advertising, hard news, feature photo and photo story, representing a broad selection of reporter contributions.