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City Pages nominated for 23 SPJ Page One Awards

Erin Carlyle's cover story on Joe Gustafson is nominated for Story of the Year.
Erin Carlyle's cover story on Joe Gustafson is nominated for Story of the Year.

The Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists honor the best in journalism from across Minnesota, and we're proud to say that we've been nominated for 23 awards in this year's contest.

The 23 nominations cover work from 2010 and represent a big jump from our 17 nominations in 2009 and a few less than our 27 for 2008.

We compete in the large newspaper category against the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. First-place winners will be announced at a banquet on June 7. Here's a complete list of our work nominated by SPJ:

Story of the Year Erin Carlyle: Joe Gustafson Lives Above The Law

Spot News Kevin Hoffman: The Facebook Photos Tom Emmer Doesn't Want You To See

Long Feature Plagiarism, Inc.

Investigative Erin Carlyle: Joe Gustafson Lives Above The Law

Best Use of Public Records Nick Pinto: Jeremy Giefer could be Tim Pawlenty's Willie Horton

Business Spot News Nick Pinto: Jimmy Johns workers could form first fast-food union

Business Feature Andy Mannix: Plagiarism, Inc.

Sports News: Kevin Hoffman: Metrodome collapse: Maintenance man escaped deluge in fork lift

Sports Feature Erin Carlyle: Niklas Backstrom, the Wild's stone-cold secret weapon

General Column T.D. Mischke: Micheal Eyedea Larsen: A life remembered

Sports Column Judd Spicer: Judd Spicer joins St. Paul Pioneers

Website Jen Boyles, citypages.com

Newsroom Blog Hart Van Denburg: The Blotter

Continuing Coverage (Online) Nick Pinto: Jeremy Giefer could be Tim Pawlenty's Willie Horton

Best Use of Multimedia (Online) Emily Kaiser: Hip Hop High

The three City Pages covers nominated for Best Front Page Design
The three City Pages covers nominated for Best Front Page Design

Front Page Design: Melinda Beck, Nick Vlcek, July 14, 2010: Twin Cities Thinkers Kevin Cannon, Nick Vlcek, August 11, 2010: 4th Annual Comics Issue Craig Lassig, Mike Kooiman, December 8, 2010: Niklas Backstrom

Page Design Mike Kooiman: Artists of the year; The Opposite of Wild

Best Issue Matt Smith: Best of the Twin Cities 2010

Feature Photo Kate N.G. Sommers: Kitchen Ink

News Portrait Tony Nelson: Whitesand/Badlands

Sports Photo Tony Nelson: Visanthe Shiancoe


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