BUFFALO, N.Y. — With award presenters that rivaled any Hollywood show, Catholic News Service and others in the Catholic media celebrated the good work members created last year.
The Catholic Press Association awards banquet was the final session at a three-day Catholic Media Convention in which journalists from the U.S., Canada and other countries came together to discuss current trends, tips for the future and hear challenging and compelling stories from speakers.
The presenters — Carol Zimmermann from CNS, Mark Zimmermann of Washington’s The Catholic Standard and J.D. Long-Garcia of The Tidings in Los Angeles — kept the night moving with humor and speed in announcing hundreds of awards in dozens of categories.
Catholic News Service was the recipient of multiple awards. It swept the category of Best Multimedia Package for News/Features and won for best multimedia package for straight news. CNS also took first place for Best Scenic, Still or Weather Photo and won awards for general news photos, photo stories, multiple picture packages.
In writing categories, CNS took first place for a personality profile of a Franciscan in Honduras, and it was honored for coverage of immigration, restorative justice and the multiple stories synod on the family. A feature on restoring the Holy Stairs shrine won second place. Two columnists — one in English and one in Spanish — were honored for general commentary.
You can download the entire list of winners here.