Twin Cities Daily Planet

Award-winning journalism. There is a reason why the Twin Cities Daily Planet has twice won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Page One Award for Best Independent News Website. Our professional editors maintain the same high standards of fairness and accuracy as the big professional news organizations. But we apply those high standards to an innovative style of journalism that combines original reporting and commentary by community members and the best of the local neighborhood, community and ethnic press.

Here’s what the SPJ’s judges said about the Daily Planet: “The breadth and depth of this site is terrific. It connects on multiple fronts: reader engagement, neighborhood coverage, local opinions, 24/7 updates and a strong commitment to a diversity of voices. really taps the power of the medium to make the community part of the conversation – a lesson some of its competitors could benefit from.”

We cover the issues that matter most to our community: education, health care, jobs, the environment, transportation, the arts and immigrant communities. And we offer a range of voices and perspectives that you won’t find in other local media. The Daily Planet publishes more reporting and commentary by writers of color than any other local publication. Outstanding arts coverage: We cover the big events — like Art-a-Whirl and the Guthrie’s Tony Kushner celebration — but we also provide invaluable coverage of the ethnic and community arts events that you may not read about in the mainstream media. Our award-winning Arts Orbit blog brings the best of the blogosphere straight to your inbox, and our weekly arts newsletter helps you find the best events for every single day of the year.

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