Dispatch staff earns 3rd place finishes in 3 contest categories

The honors recognized the classified ad section, typography and design, and mental health news coverage.

Brainerd Dispatch classified advertising section

Staff at the Brainerd Dispatch earned third-place recognition for three separate categories in the 2018-19 Better Newspaper Contest, among 15 total awards earned by the daily newspaper.

Receiving third-place recognition was the Dispatch's classified advertising section, typography and design, and the newsroom's mental health coverage.

In comments about the Dispatch's classified advertising section, third among all Minnesota dailies, a judge wrote: "Great use of space."

Regarding the Dispatch's typography and design, third among dailies 10,000 and over, a judge stated: "Amazing front pages! Interior pages are a bit too crowded, but well designed."

Each year, the Minnesota Newspaper Association selects a new topic for its "Category X" award. The most recent contest sought work on mental health. The Dispatch newsroom earned third place among all Minnesota dailies.

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