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")
- Christa Lawler, second place, Arts Criticism/Review ("A night on the growl at Pioneer Hall")
- Chuck Frederick, second place, editorial
- Tom Olsen, second place, Enterprise/In-Depth ("Courts seek new approach to mental illness")
- Brady Slater, second place, Sports Story ("A save for Duluth hockey")
- News Tribune staff, third place, Best Issue ("Duluth News Tribune July 31, 2016")
- Matt Wellens, third place, Sports Story ("Little guy is big Corrin fan")
- John Lundy, third place, Enterprise/In-Depth ("It really blindsided us")
- Jana Hollingsworth, third place, Business Story ("Napa of the North")
In a special category for media organizations of any size, News Tribune business reporter Brooks Johnson placed first in Best Beat Reporting ("Coverage of manufacturing in the Twin Ports" - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).