America Media announced today that it received 47 awards at the Catholic Press Association’s annual conference recognizing its groundbreaking coverage across its various media platforms: print, digital, social, audio and video.
America Media is the leading Catholic journal of opinion in the United States, providing a smart, Catholic take on faith and culture across a variety of platforms. Being honored by the Catholic Press Association for its commitment to intellectual and spiritual journalism, America was named Magazine of the Year for a second, consecutive year. America Media received numerous first-place awards, including Multimedia Journalist of the Year, Best Editorial, Best Website, Best Podcast, Best Electronic Newsletter and Best Use of Social Media for Breaking News.
The awards celebrate and recognize the best in Catholic journalism across media platforms. A full list of winners is available here.
Magazine/Newsletter of the Year - National General Interest Magazines
Best Website - Magazine or Newsletter
Multimedia Journalist of the Year: Colleen Dulle
Best Freestanding Presentation of Online Video - Depiction of Religious Life: “The Diversity of Religious Life: Sisters Are People, Too”
Best Multimedia Package – Pro-Life Activities: “America Reports: People at The Border Explain What Kind of Security the U.S. Needs”
Best Use of Social Media for Breaking News: “Why Are We Tear-Gassing Asylum Seekers? Debunking 3 Myths About Migrants”
Best Podcast: Jesuitical
Best Use of Live Video in Social Media: “Our Take/Your Take: Responding to the Summer of Sex Abuse Scandals”
Best Electronic Newsletter: Daily Newsletter
Best Cover for Color - Large (over 6 x 9 ½”): “The Battle to Save the G.O.P.”
Best Regular Column - Arts, Leisure, Culture and Food (Bill McGarvey): “Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway Magic Trick”; “‘The Shape Of Water’ Reveals a World ‘Mediated By Meaning’”; “Dave Chappelle and the ‘Imperfect Allies’ The #Metoo Movement Needs”
Best Regular Column - General Commentary (Simcha Fischer) : “Jesus Knew About Cardinal McCarrick”; “A Good Call”; “Suicide and Abortion Stem From the Same Lie: That Some Lives Don’t Matter”
Best Editorial: “Journalism is Rotting at the Roots”
Best Essay - National General Interest Magazines: “Man of War” by Phil Klay
Personality Profiles - Laity: “The America Profile: John Bel Edwards” by Matt Malone, S.J.
Best Review: “Why ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Was Live TV At Its Best” by Rob Weinert-Kendt
Best Special Issue: Latinos in the Church: A Special Report
Best Writing - Analysis: “The Creeping Ethical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence” by John W. Miller
Best Single Photo - Black and White: “Can We Cure the Disease of Gun Violence?” By Eileen Markey
Best Use of Live Video in Social Media: Developing Story | In The Middle of the Sex Abuse Crisis, Do We Still Need a Synod on Youth?
Best Promotional House Ad: Classified Marketplace
Best Guest Column/Commentary: “The Catholic Mystique”
Best Regular Column - Family Life (Valerie Schultz): “For Catholics, Marriage is a Mission”; “I Thought I Had Failed My Kids Spiritually—Then I Went To My Daughter’s Parish”; “In the U.S. Bail System, Justice is For Sale”
Best Coverage - Violence in Our Communities: “Can We Cure the Disease of Gun Violence?; by Eileen Markey, Remembering Mac” by Gary Gately; “Lucy McBath Lost Her Son to Gun Violence. Now, She Wants to Fight the Hate That Fuels It” by Lucia McBath
Best Coverage – Disaster or Crises: “After the Storm; The Death Toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria Could be 70 Times Higher Than Official Count” by Michael J. O’Loughlin
Best Feature Article - National General Interest Magazines: “Life After Suicide” by Ashley McKinless
Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues - Life and Dignity of the Human Person: “A Home of One's Own” by John W. Miller
Best Special Issue: U.S. Catholic Women: What a New Survey Reveals
Best Use of Video on Social Media: “Learning to be Quiet with Tomie dePaola”
Best Electronic Newsletter: Catholic Book Club Newsletter
Best Guest Column/Commentary: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Her Catholic Faith and the Urgency of Criminal Justice Reform”
Best Editorial: “The Pattern of Sin is Clear”
Best Feature Article - National General Interest Magazines: “Models of Faith”
Best Original Poetry: “James’s Book”
Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues - Care for God's Creation: “Struggling to Make Sense of the California Wildfires”
Best Writing - Analysis: “Alfie’s Last Days”
Best Freestanding Presentation of Online Video - News: America Reports: People at the Border Explain What Kind of Security the US Needs
Best Multimedia Package – News: From Coca to Crops: JRS Helps Colombian Farmers Transition to a New Way of Life
Best Use of Social Media for Breaking News: Why Keep Faith During the Abuse Crisis?
Best Use of Photos in Social Media: A Diary from Mosul
Best Guest Column/Commentary: “Intrusions of the Spirit” by Jeremy McLellan
Best Coverage - Immigration: “What Lies in the Heart of an ICE Officer?” by Joe Hoover, S.J.; “The Migrant Caravan Through the Eyes of Catholic Social Teaching” by J.D. Long-Garcia; “Along the Wall”
Best Essay - National General Interest Magazines: “A Church Not Divided” by Joe Hoover, S.J.
Best Reporting of the Celebration of a Sacrament: “How to Choose the Right Godparent” by Simcha Fisher
Best Writing - Analysis: “Sexual Abuse and the Culture of Clericalism” by Jason Blakely
Best Writing - In-Depth: “Grappling with an Unholy (Family) History” by John W. Miller