Church press awards honour communications
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Church press awards honour communications


Christian communicators were honored May 1 by the Associated Church Press (ACP) and Canadian Church Press (CCP), meeting in joint convention in Toronto from April 29-May 1.

The convention’s theme was “One body, many parts: diversity is the spice of life,” and it was the first time in two decades that the two groups had gathered in Canada.

Here are some of the major awards:

The top ACP Best in Class awards (Award of Excellence) went to:

  • Sojourners, national/international magazine
  • The Christian Chronicle, national/international newspaper
  • The Catholic Review, regional newspaper
  • Presbyterian News Service, news service
  • U.S. Catholic, denominational or other special interest magazine
  • Lutherans Engage the World online, digital edition/mobile publication
  • Presbyterians Outlook/Outlook Outpost, blog
  • LCMS Communications, public relations/marketing campaign
  • Forum Letter, newsletter
  • LCMS Communications and Faith & Leadership, independent website
  • Concordia Journal, journal

The CCP’s A.C. Forrest memorial awards, named after the late editor of the United Church Observer, recognize excellence in socially conscious religious journalism. They were presented to:

  • Circulation up to 9,999 – First Place – Christian Courier – “Canadian Doctors and Nurses Fight for Refugees’ Right to Health Care
  • Circulation above 10,000 – First Place – The United Church Observer – “Playing God?”

The ACP’s James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage, Award of Excellence, went to Presbyterians Today for “Our Emmaus Road.”

In the CCP’s General Excellence category, awards went to:

  • General Excellence – National Newspaper – First Place – Christian Courier
  • General Excellence – Regional Newspaper – First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
  • General Excellence – Website – First Place – Salvationist.ca
  • General Excellence – Magazine  – First Place – Geez

To read the full list of ACP awards, click here. To read the list of CCP awards, click here

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