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Christian Chronicle named ‘Best in Class’ for fourth year in a row

International newspaper for Churches of Christ again earns top honor from Associated Church Press.

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 Associated Church Press

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.

Award of Excellence

Award of Excellence

“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 200920132015, 2016 and 2017.


Awards of Excellence (First Place)

Best in Class, National/International Newspaper: The Christian Chronicle

April 2017 issue of The Christian Chronicle

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Feature Article:In Canada, Syrian refugees find love and hope” by Bobby Ross Jr.

Momar Faham Katan shows his daughter Celine, 2, a picture. At right, in red, is Tintern church member Jori Warren.

Momar Faham Katan shows his daughter Celine, 2, a picture. At right, in red, is Tintern church member Jori Warren.

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News Story: Coverage of mass shooting at Tennessee church by Bob Smietana and Bobby Ross Jr.

Students at Freed-Hardemann University in Henderson, Tenn., gather for a special prayer after a mass shooting targeted the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. The attack left one member dead and seven others wounded.

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In-Depth Coverage: Coverage of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma by Bobby Ross Jr. and Chellie Ison

Deacon Ted Bell, wearing a Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Inc. T-shirt, visits with residents in a hard-hit area of La Grange, Texas. (PHOTO BY BOBBY ROSS JR.)

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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 

Abuse of prescription pain relievers has contributed to the opioid crisis in Connecticut and across the nation.

Abuse of prescription pain relievers has contributed to the opioid crisis in Connecticut and across the nation.

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Social Media Event Promotion: The Christian Chronicle’s #GivingTuesday campaign 2017 by Chellie Ison


Awards of Merit (Second Place)

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

Villagers in Pajok

Villagers in Pajok

Visual Communications: The Christian Chronicle website redesign by Chellie Ison and Stephen and Cara Bell (Steed Interactive)

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


Honorable Mention

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

A believer carries his mother to baptism.

A believer carries his mother to baptism.

 

Filed under: Features News Top Stories ACP Associated Church Press Best in Class

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