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Christian Chronicle wins 15 awards in Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists contest

Oklahoma City-based international newspaper for Churches of Christ honored for outstanding reporting and writing.

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OKLAHOMA CITYThe 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.

Audrey Jackson, Cheryl Mann Bacon and Erik Tryggestad were honored in categories recognizing the “Best of the Best” among the state’s top 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.

Board members of Agape Flows, a nonprofit that supplies impoverished girls with feminine hygiene products, buy packs of Kotex pads in a South African supermarket.

Audrey Jackson’s photos of Agape Flows, a South African nonprofit that supplies impoverished girls with feminine hygiene products, were recognized by the Oklahoma SPJ.

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.

See the full list of award winners.

Filed under: Audrey Jackson bobby ross Jr Cheryl Mann Bacon Christian journalism Erik Tryggestad Gabriel Grant Huff International journalism awards National News Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists SPJ SPJ Oklahoma Top Stories

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