Media Credential Application Dates:
The application window for Fall State Tournament Media Credentials will open in late September.
The application window for each state tournament will close at 7 p.m. the evening prior to the first day of the tournament.
Media partnerships with the Minnesota State High School League date to its inception in 1916 when newspapers and various periodicals first covered League activities. With the evolution of media, the League’s Media Group includes broadcast partner 45TV, registered radio partners with the Minnesota Broadcasters Association, community media systems, streaming partner School Space Media, print media and accredited online news sources and websites.
The League’s media partners serve an important role in sharing the stories of member schools, its participants and their communities. Journeys to the League’s state tournament events are moments that are captured by these various forms of media coverage.
These media members are also represented by individuals in their field on the League’s Media Advisory Committee. This group meets annually to discuss media trends, policy guidelines and the constant evolution of media as it relates to the coverage of League participants and their communities.
MSHSL Media Group
KSTC-45TV is the exclusive television broadcast partner of the Minnesota State High School League. The broadcast agreement extends through the 2030-2031 school year.
Radio stations that register with the League become members of the MSHSL Media Group. Membership includes waiving of fees to broadcast section and state tournament events.
Newspapers and periodicals have covered the League’s activities since its inception in 1916.
NSPN.tv is the web streaming partner of the Minnesota State High School League of all events with the exception of the football Prep Bowl championship games, the girls hockey semifinals and championship games, the quarterfinals and championship rounds of the boys hockey tournament, the girls basketball semifinals and championship games, and the boys basketball semifinals and championship games. 45TV streams those events as well.
Accredited online news-gathering organizations are recognized as media partners of the Minnesota State High School League.
Reporters and photographers from over-the-air stations and/or education-based community media systems shall be allowed access on all days of most state tournaments/meets for spot news coverage, except those events that are broadcast live by 45TV.