America Media wins 47 awards from the Catholic Press Association

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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.

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The awards celebrate and recognize the best in Catholic journalism across media platforms. A full list of winners is available here.

First Place

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

Second Place

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 Editorial: “The Supreme Court Punted on the Cake Case—and Created an Opportunity”

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

Third Place

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”

Honorable Mention

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

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Dr.Cajetan Coelho
3 weeks 3 days ago

Hearty congratulations. God bless.

FRAN ABBOTT
3 weeks 3 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!!! Well deserved honors -- and so many of them!!! I am proud to be a subscriber.

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