Christian Chronicle named ‘Best in Class’ for the third year in a row
CHICAGO — For the third year in a row, The…
For the fourth year in a row, The Christian Chronicle has earned top honors in the “Best of the Church Press” contest, sponsored by the Associated Church Press.
The Chronicle was awarded the first-place “Award of Excellence” in the prestigious “Best in Class” category for national and international newspapers. The Chronicle also received 13 other awards for content produced in 2017.
“What a pleasure to read,” one judge commented. “Well-written, well-edited and thoroughly engaging.”
The Mennonite World Review received the second-place Award of Merit.
The winners were announced April 20 at the ACP’s national convention in Chicago.
Since 2007, the Chronicle has won 101 national ACP awards and been recognized in the Best in Class contest for 12 consecutive years. This is the sixth time the Chronicle has received first-place honors in the category, winning previously in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Best in Class, National/International Newspaper: The Christian Chronicle
Feature Article: “In Canada, Syrian refugees find love and hope” by Bobby Ross Jr.
News Story: Coverage of mass shooting at Tennessee church by Bob Smietana and Bobby Ross Jr.
Theme Issue, Section, or Series: Faith and Opioids by Bobby Ross Jr., Chellie Ison and Lynn McMillon
Stories included: Churches aren’t safe from opioids, South Carolina church battles opioid ’emergency, ‘The leprosy in my neighborhood is addiction,’ One church’s ‘compassionate and Christ-like’ approach to the opioid crisis and The addiction battle in our pews
Social Media Event Promotion: The Christian Chronicle’s #GivingTuesday campaign 2017 by Chellie Ison
News Story: A rescue mission: Church-planting team in Colombia serves the suffering in nearby Venezuela by Erik Tryggestad
Photography: A pilgrimage of sadness in South Sudan by Simon Yope
Marketing and Public Relations: E-mail newsletter of The Christian Chronicle, an international newspaper for Churches of Christ by Chellie Ison and Tonya Patton
Convention or Meeting Coverage: African Christian College’s Golden Jubilee by Erik Tryggestad
Column: Inside Story: Columns by Erik Tryggestad
In-Depth Coverage: Mass shootings at church by Bob Smietana and Bobby Ross Jr.
Photography – Single Photo: A believer carries his mother to baptism by Michael E. Brooks
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