CHICAGO — The Christian Chronicle won seven awards — including top honors in five categories — in the annual “Best of the Christian Press” contest sponsored by the Associated Church Press.
The national awards, recognizing work produced in 2011, were presented at the religious press association’s recent annual convention.
“These awards are one indication of the journalistic quality that we are committed to bringing readers in print and online,” said Lynn McMillon, the Chronicle’s editor, president and CEO.
Winning entries included:
• First Place, In-Depth Coverage, for “The Gospel in South Sudan,” by Erik Tryggestad.
• First Place, News Story, for “Arizona shooting victim was a hero to his church family,” by Bobby Ross Jr.
• First Place, Feature Article, for “Suicide: Healing a wounded town,” by Ross.
• First Place, Biographical Profile, for “Air Force chaplain welcomes the fallen home,” by Tryggestad.
• First Place, Newspaper Design, Spread or Story, for “Currents: Latin America,” by Tryggestad.
• Second Place, Convention or Meeting Coverage, for “Saving Sin City,” by Ross.
• Third Place, Best in Class, National or International Newspaper, for The Christian Chronicle.