There is a reason why the Twin Cities Daily Planet has twice wonthe Society of Professional Journalists’ Page One Award for BestIndependent News Website. Our professional editors maintainthe same high standards of fairness and accuracy as the bigprofessional news organizations. But we apply those high standardsto an innovative style of journalism that combines originalreporting and commentary by community members and the bestof 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 terric".
It connects on multiple fronts: reader engagement, neighborhoodcoverage, local opinions, 24/7 updates and a strong commitmentto a diversity of voices.
really taps the powerof the medium to make the community part of the conversation –
a lesson some of its competitors could benet from.”
We cover the issues that matter most to ourcommunity: education, health care, jobs, theenvironment, transportation, the arts andimmigrant communities
. And we offer a range of voices
and perspectives that you won’t nd in other local media.
The Daily Planet publishes more reporting and commentaryby writers of color than any other local publication.
Outstanding arts coverage:
We cover the big events — likeArt-a-Whirl and the Guthrie’s Tony Kushner celebration — but wealso provide invaluable coverage of the ethnic and community artsevents that you may not read about in the mainstream media. Ouraward-winning Arts Orbit blog brings the best of the blogospherestraight to your inbox, and our weekly arts newsletter helps you
nd the best events for every single day of the year.
Daily Planet readers are:
31 percent havehousehold incomes over $100,000.
73 percenthave attended college orgraduate school.
3. Have disposable income:
64 percent have no kids under18 at home.
53 percentsay that shopping locally and
sustainably are “very important”
and 43 percent say it is
5. Connected to theircommunity:
in our mostrecent survey, 99 respondentslisted over 200 local organizationsthey are involved in.
Current and past advertisers include:
Mixed Blood Theater /Gonzo Theater / Metro TransitQuitPlan / University of Minnesota /Peace Coffee