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Review, Catholic St. Louis receive honors from Catholic Press Association

Paper, magazine earn 42 awards at annual media conference

The St. Louis Review and Catholic St. Louis received a combined 42 awards from the Catholic Press Association at the Catholic Media Conference awards banquet June 15 at in Green Bay, Wis.

Catholic St. Louis received second place for diocesan magazine of the year and first place for best redesign of a magazine. Judges noted that the magazine has “great storytelling, interesting features and columnists, and photography and graphics that complement the text.” The Review received honorable mention for newspaper of the year for weekly diocesan newspapers with circulation over 25,001, the highest honor for newspapers in that category.

In the all-member categories, Lisa Johnston received a first-place award for photographer of the year, Abigail Witte received a third-place award for best designer, and Joseph Kenny earned an honorable mention for best writer. The judges commended Johnston for her “astute use of light, color and perspective” and said her body of work represents “a keen professional eye and skilled visual storyteller.”

Other individual awards include:

First-place awards for the St. Louis Review

• Best feature writing (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “Faith and science go hand in hand,” by Dave Luecking

• Best reporting on a special age group (young adults 18-40) “The power of one,” by Jennifer Brinker

• Best photograph (feature photo) “Easter at the Cathedral Basilica,” by Lisa Johnston

Best photograph (portrait) “Waiting in the wings,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best photograph (photo illustration) “Prepared for the eclipse,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best photograph (sports photo) “Keeping an eye on the puck,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best multiple picture package (news package) “Mastermind at work,” by Lisa Johnston, Teak Phillips, Jennifer Brinker, Joe Kenny, Dave Luecking

• Best multiple picture package (feature package) “Caring for God’s special people,” by Lisa Johnston, Jennifer Brinker

• Best use of art or graphics (art or graphics) “Practice virtue,” by Abigail Witte, Lisa Johnston

• Best sport journalism (sports feature or column) “Street soccer goalie to play in Homeless World Cup,” by Joseph Kenny

• Best reporting on the celebration of a sacrament (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “Present to the people,” by staff

• Best coverage of immigration “Yearning to breathe free; The migrant road; Friends of DACA student question policy change,” by Joseph Kenny, Lisa Johnston

• Best coverage of local politics “A sanctuary of life; Life and liberty; Pro-life strikes back,” by Jennifer Brinker, Joseph Kenny

• Best coverage of violence in our communities (diocesan newspaper) “Affirmation of peace is commitment to justice; High-fives build trust, erase divide; Whatever happened to trust?” by staff

• Best coverage of pro-life issues (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “Power of one; Journey to adoption; Alternatives-to-abortion agencies enrich lives,” by Jennifer Brinker

• Best reporting of social justice issue (life and dignity of the human person) “Ending the school to prison pipeline,” by Joseph Kenny

• Best reporting of social justice issues (option for the poor and vulnerable) “In plain sight,” by Jennifer Brinker

• Best story and photo package “Caring for God’s ‘special people,’” by Jennifer Brinker, Lisa Johnston

First-place awards for Catholic St. Louis

• Best multiple picture package, feature package “Life of prayer,” by Lisa Johnston and Dave Luecking

Second-place awards for the St. Louis Review

• Best editorial on a local issue (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “It’s time to get uncomfortable,” by staff

• Best feature writing (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “In the footsteps of a saint,” by Jennifer Brinker

• Best reporting on a special age group (senior citizens) “Senior Living: Dignity of the elderly,” by staff

• Best photograph (feature photo) “Mass beneath the Arch,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best photograph (portrait) “CBC’s solid finish,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best coverage of religious liberty issues “Life and liberty; Life issues intertwined; Attorney general has history of defending religious liberty,” by staff

Second-place awards for Catholic St. Louis

• Best reporting on a special age group “Making service their own,” by Jennifer Brinker and Lisa Johnston

Third-place awards for the St. Louis Review

• Best editorial on a local issue (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “City’s pro-abortion law only strengthens our resolve,” by staff

• Best photograph (general news photo) “Saying goodbye to Sister Ebo,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best photograph (portrait) “Caring for God’s ‘special people,’” by Lisa Johnston

• Best photograph (scenic, still-life or weather photo) “Solar flare during eclipse,” by Teak Phillips

• Best use of art or graphics (art or graphics) “Between heaven and earth,” by Lisa Johnston, Abigail Witte

Honorable mentions for the St. Louis Review

• Best editorial on a local issue (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “They’re watching us,” by staff

• Best writing on a national or international event (national event, diocesan newspaper) “Between heaven and earth; Total(ity) amazement,” by staff

• Best photograph (general news photo) “Poor Clares in awe of the eclipse,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best photograph (sports photo) “High jump before the rain,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best reporting on the celebration of a sacrament (weekly diocesan newspaper, circulation 25,001 or more) “Processions bring Jesus to the neighborhood,” by Jennifer Brinker, Lisa Johnston

Honorable mentions for Catholic St. Louis

• Best single photograph (portrait) “Life of prayer,” by Lisa Johnston

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