"America" Honored at Catholic Media Conference

The final event of the Catholic Media Conference is the Catholic Press Award ceremony. We're happy to announce that this year America received 15 awards.

Our winning entries are:

First Place


Best Essay: “A Hidden Sorrow” Christopher Pramuk, April 11, 2011

Best Coverage of Immigration: “A Theology of Migration” Daniel G. Groody, Feb. 7, 2011

Best Review Section: Books and Culture, Oct. 3, 2011

Best Web Site: www.americamagazine.org

Best Online Group Blog: In All Things

Second Place

Best Editorial: “Ahead of the Story” Aug. 15, 2011

Best Special Issue: “9/11 Perspectives” Aug. 29, 2011

Best Review: Review of “Of Gods and Men” John Anderson, Feb. 21, 2011

General Excellence: Issues Dated: July 4, July 18, Aug. 1

Third Place

Best Coverage of 10-Year Anniversary of 9/11: “Learning From 9/11”   David O’Brien, Aug. 29, 2011

Honorable Mention

Best Interview: “The Prosecution Rests” Luke Hansen, Sept. 2, 2011

Best In-Depth Writing: “America’s Muslims” John Borelli & Drew Christiansen, Aug. 29, 2011

Best Feature Article: “A Guy Thing” Kerry Weber, July 4, 2011

Best Poetry: “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved” Mara Faulkner, June 6, 2011

Best analysis writing: “War Without End” by Robert W. McElroy, Feb. 21, 2011

The complete list of award winners can be found here.

Many thanks to all our talented contributors and to you, our readers, for your support.

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Michael Appleton
5 years 8 months ago
Congratulations to the editors, contributors and staff at America for well-deserved recognition.


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