Kerry Ashmore Memorial Fund established


In honor of Kerry Ashmore, co-publisher of the Northeaster and NorthNews Newspapers, a memorial fund has been set up at the non-profit arm of the Minnesota Newspaper Association, the Minnesota News Media Institute (MNI).

“A partnership of the more than 360 members of MNA, the Institute works to make a difference for the future of Minnesota’s news media by offering training and educational resources to newspaper & media professionals, providing internships & scholarships to students, and creating public forums to foster relationships between the media and the state’s citizens they serve,” according to their website.

“With Kerry’s legacy of community-sensitive in-depth reporting, plus his interest in mentoring young people and getting them started in newspaper careers, this the perfect fit,” said Publisher Margo Ashmore. Funds will be directed to serve the North and Northeast Minneapolis-area communities.

Checks should be made to MNI, reference “Kerry Ashmore Memorial.” Mail to Minnesota Newspaper Association, 12 South Sixth Street, Suite 1120, Minneapolis, MN 55402. There is also an online option, linked here:

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