Committee Descriptions

Advertising/Digital Media Committee

MNA’s ad committee advances the well-being of Minnesota newspapers through research, promotion and advertising sales. The committee guides MNA’s advertising service and makes recommendations to the board of directors regarding MNA sales programs.

This committee oversees development and implementation of online programs designed to generate revenue for members and the industry.

The committee recommends topics for workshops to help educate MNA newspaper members. The committee also searches for ways MNA members and/or their association can benefit from technology & new media making recommendations to the MNA Board regarding programs or vendor relationships.

Journalism Education Committee

The journalism education committee is concerned with attracting professional journalists by encouraging stronger high school and college journalism programs. The committee reviews the annual Better Newspaper Contest rules for the students.

Member Services Committee

This committee reviews MNA’s current member services and develops new services to help MNA member newspapers. The committee reviews proposals from vendors seeking to market products or services to MNA members and makes recommendations to the MNA Board regarding new member services and offers suggestions for programming.  It also oversees the MNA professional newspaper contest. The committee also reviews applications for MNA membership.

Legislative Committee

This committee oversees and guides the association’s legislative priorities. The committee meets as needed throughout the year, and reviews the agenda for upcoming legislative sessions at the MNA annual newspaper convention each January. The committee also monitors non-legislative government activities and makes recommendations to the board of directors regarding association lobbying efforts.

If you would like to join an MNA Committee, please contact Lisa Hills at 612-278-0222 or


Additional Committees:

Daily Newspaper Committee

The daily newspaper committee addresses concerns from Minnesota dailies.  The daily newspapers meet in the fall. The meeting is hosted by a Minnesota daily newspaper. Weekly newspaper people are always welcome and encouraged to attend.
For more information about the Daily Meeting, please contact Dan at 612-278-0223 or

Fundraising Committee

This committee develops strategies and programs to support the work of MNA’s non-profit training and education arm, the Minnesota News Media Institute. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact LuAnn at 612-278-0235 or