Christian Chronicle journalist again wins RNA Award for Religion Reporting Excellence
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LAWTON, Okla. — News coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and a special report on a Central American hospital’s fight against COVID-19 earned The Christian Chronicle top honors in an annual journalism contest.
In all, the Oklahoma City-based international newspaper for Churches of Christ won 11 awards — including first place in four categories — in the competition sponsored by the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists.
The Chronicle competes in Division A against the state’s large newspapers and wire services. Winners were announced at an awards banquet Oct. 15 at the Apache Casino Hotel in Lawton.
The honored stories:
First place: “How faith plays a role in Honduras’ COVID-19 fight” plus a related story and column by Audrey Jackson and Erik Tryggestad.
First place: “Christians offer physical, spiritual help after historic flooding” plus a related story by Bobby Ross Jr.
First place: “All in the family: baseball and Jesus” by Bobby Ross Jr.
Second place: Bobby Ross Jr. for a portfolio of stories, including:
Second place: “Could the U.S. Supreme Court soon overturn Roe v. Wade?” with related story by Kenneth Pybus and Bobby Ross Jr.
Third place: “After struggling for years, Ohio Valley University forced to close” by Cheryl Mann Bacon.
Third place: “Racial barriers broken as Christians mourn three family members killed in Alabama tornado” by Cheryl Mann Bacon.
Third place: “A Sunday morning miracle: Cinderella ACU earns its glass slipper just after midnight” by Cheryl Mann Bacon.
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