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The Christian Chronicle earned 19 national awards — including the…
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Christian Chronicle — an Oklahoma City-based international newspaper for Churches of Christ — earned 15 awards in an annual contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists.
Oklahoma’s leading news organizations, large and small alike, submitted their best content from 2022. Out-of-state judges picked the winning entries, which were announced online this week.
“We are always excited when we receive awards from peers in the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association,” said Bobby Ross Jr., the Chronicle’s editor-in-chief. “But this contest is different in that we compete against secular as well as niche publications. It’s nice to know that our quality of journalism measures up.”
Jackson won second place in the Print Photographer of the Year category, while Bacon and Tryggestad finished second and third, respectively, for Print Reporter of the Year.
The Chronicle’s other awards include:
• First place for photo essay for “Shame stops as Agape flows” by Jackson.
• First place for outstanding commentary/column for “Why finding truth in the Jan. 6 hearings matters for Christians” by Bacon.
• First place for outstanding sports report for “A heavenly day at the ballpark” by Ross.
• Second place for outstanding newspaper story for “‘This is wailing, weeping, heartfelt grief'” by Jackson.
• Second place for outstanding feature for “Breaking down barriers — new and old — to help tornado victims” by Ross.
• Third place for outstanding commentary/column for “Remembering the ‘best worshiper on the planet’” by Tryggestad.
• Third place for outstanding general news reporting for “After yet another mass shooting, Tulsa church prays, reflects: Is there a solution?” by Ross.
• Third place for outstanding general photography for “Shame stops as Agape flows” by Jackson.
• Third place for outstanding profile for “She’s a mom, Sunday school teacher — and prominent religious freedom attorney” by Ross.
• Third place for outstanding online story for “The truth of Brown v. Board: Setting the record straight during Black History Month” by Ross.
• Honorable mention for outstanding commentary/column for “In Uvalde, writer found purpose” by Gabriel Grant Huff.
• Honorable mention for outstanding profile for “In Texas, CEO leads Christian Care Centers through bankruptcy and sale” by Ross and Natalie Walters.
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