Committee Descriptions

Advertising/Digital Media Committee

This committee advances the well-being of Minnesota newspapers through research, promotion and advertising sales, along with overseeing development and implementation of digital programs designed to generate revenue for members. While guiding MNA’s advertising service and developing digital topics for workshops to help educate MNA newspaper members on technology and software, the committee makes recommendations to the board of directors regarding sales programs and vendor relationships.

Journalism Education Committee

This committee is focused on attracting professional journalists by encouraging stronger high school and college journalism programs. The committee advises on the direction of the annual Better Newspaper Contest, annual convention programs for students and professionals, and internship opportunities for MNA newspaper members.

Member Services Committee

This committee reviews MNA’s current member benefits while developing and implementing new services to provide assistance to MNA member newspapers. The committee reviews proposals from vendors seeking to market products or services to MNA members and makes recommendations to the board of directors regarding submitted applications and requirements for MNA membership levels.

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

This committee addresses concerns from Minnesota dailies. An annual meeting of all daily newspaper representatives is held each September, hosted by a newspaper and highlighting their community. Weekly newspaper representatives are always welcome and encouraged to attend as well. 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