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St. Louis Review receives newspaper of the year recognition from Catholic Press Association

Review, Catholic St. Louis receive a combined 13 awards at virtual ceremony

The St. Louis Review and Catholic St. Louis received a combined 13 awards from the Catholic Press Association, announced July 2 at a virtual awards ceremony. The annual Catholic Media Conference, to be held this year in Portland, Oregon, was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The St. Louis Review received first place newspaper of the year for weekly diocesan newspapers with circulation over 25,001, the highest honor for newspapers in that category. The judges said that the paper has a “lively presentation. Standout photography Well-organized layout and presentation. Good writing …”

Lisa Johnston received a first-place award for photographer of the year. The judges said that her photos “capture a diversity of human and liturgical subjects that show an excellent eye for color and framing. What makes Lisa’s photography stand out from the other excellent submissions in this category is her consistent capacity for capturing diverse emotions in diverse circumstances: sorrow, happiness, pain, joy, visibly shared among people in diverse settings.”

Other first-place awards include

• Best multiple picture package — news: “Pushed out,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best story and photo package: “Peace,” by Lisa Johnston and Joseph Kenny

• Best photograph — feature photo: “Joyful charism,” by Lisa Johnston

Second place awards include

• Best news writing on a local or regional event (weekly diocesan newspaper circulation 25,001 or more): “A community remembers,” by Jennifer Brinker

Third-place awards include

• Best freestanding presentation of online video — news: “Addressing Clergy Abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Louis,” by Jennifer Brinker and Lisa Johnston

• Best multiple picture package — news: “A community remembers,” by Lisa Johnston

• Best multiple picture package — feature: “Illumination of faith,” by Lisa Johnston

Honorable mention awards include

• Best reporting of social justice issues — solidarity: “Pushed out,” by Jennifer Brinker

• Best photograph — general news photo: “A community remembers,” by Lisa Johnston

Catholic St. Louis magazine also won several awards, including

• First place, best multiple-picture package — feature: “Enthusiasm for Life,” by Lisa Johnston

• First place, best photo story — feature: “Shepherds of Peace,” By Lisa Johnston

Read all the stories at https://bit.ly/38ZGz3n


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