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My personal history with dancing is a brief one. I recall a close friend teaching me how to slow dance when we were 15 or 16. She was the test subject for the girl I was hoping to dance with (Sadly, that dance never happened). Other than that, there were some dance lessons prior to getting married, that first dance with my wife and a few more after that. That's about it.
The Duluth News Tribune, Cloquet Pine Journal and Lake County News-Chronicle received a number of awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest. Winners were announced Thursday night during the MNA awards banquet in the Twin Cities. Competing in the large daily newspaper division (circulations over 10,000), the News Tribune won the following awards:
Jana Hollingsworth and Brooks Johnson are very familiar to Duluth News Tribune readers. Their in-depth coverage of local education and business, respectively, has kept readers readily informed and constantly updated about those two important beats.
Journalists often call the production of a newspaper "the daily miracle." We start the day with 20-plus blank pages and somehow stuff them with news, sports, features, photos, graphics, ads and inserts, print off thousands of copies and get them to your doorstep in the wee hours of the morning. And not all daily miracles are equal (re: our Grandma's Marathon and Thanksgiving editions). Throw our website into the mix, and that miracle is often occurring minute to minute.
Too much white space is a bad thing. One of the core principles of newspaper design is achieving a healthy balance among words, photos, graphics and the white space that binds them together. Too much white space creates chaos on the page and the elements blend together in an unappealing way. The front page of Wednesday's paper is mostly white space, with the words "Imagine a day without local news" prominently displayed.
Comics lovers undoubtedly will notice a few changes to the News Tribune's comic strips, both online and in print, starting Sunday.
The Duluth News Tribune editorial staff received several awards at the Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2017 Page One Awards, held Thursday night at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul. Competing in the newspaper division (under 50,000 circulation), the News Tribune won the following awards: • News Tribune staff, first place, Spot News ("Gloria Dei church fire coverage") • Jana Hollingsworth, first place, Investigative ("Discipline disparity") • Brady Slater, second place, Investigative ("Decaying dock rises as priority")
Cliff Gagner could start a conversation with anybody about anything at any time. That talent is rare, but Cliff owned that gift and honed his special conversational skills every chance he could, and also leave you feeling a little bit better about yourself and the world around you. Cliff was a platemaker for the News Tribune, and later with Forum Communications Printing, for more than 25 years. Whether he was working to prepare the paper for printing or taking part in any of his favorite activities, Cliff always found time to spread the joy of good conversation.
While a newspaper's local coverage is its heart and soul, readers also demand quality national and international news stories. So, we're excited to announce that USA Today's national and international news coverage will be a daily part of the News Tribune's print product, starting with Wednesday's edition. We are adding USA Today's Money page as well. You will find the USA Today pages toward the back of the front section of the paper — on Wednesday they will be found on Pages A8-11.
If the Duluth News Tribune kept track of which employees served in the most roles during their careers, Linda Hanson probably would top the list. Before retiring from the News Tribune last week, Linda carried more than a few titles within the DNT newsroom during her 33-year tenure, serving as a: