America Media Wins 55 Catholic Media Association Awards

America Media received 55 awards from the Catholic Media Association on July 7 for its groundbreaking coverage of events at the intersection of the church and the world through print, digital, audio and video.

Recognized for both intellectual content and spiritual resources, America Media received honors for Best Essay, Best Feature Article, Best Website, Best Reporting on Social Justice Issues, Best Standalone Online Video Presentation , Best writing (analysis and depth) and more.

The Catholic Media Association, which has more than 200 member organizations, provides professional development and networking opportunities for journalists and media practitioners who are committed to providing a Catholic perspective. Their annual awards recognize outstanding contributions by Catholic media organizations and individual media producers in the United States and Canada.

The full list of awards is featured in the July-August issue of The Catholic Journalist, the magazine of the Catholic Media Association.

First place

Best Online Video Standalone Presentation – Explainer: “Is this the end of the traditional Latin Mass?”

Best Video – Hot Topic – The COVID-19 Pandemic: “Religious community loses 13 sisters to Covid”

Best Multimedia Package – Violence in Our Communities: “How Catholic Leaders Helped Bring Violence to the United States Capitol”

Best Multimedia Package Series: Learning to Pray with James Martin, SJ

Best Podcast – Expression of Faith: Jesuitical: A Podcast for Young Catholics

Best use of live video in social media: “How to make spiritual sense of the attack on the Capitol”

Best Regular Column – Pandemic: Jim McDermott, SJ, “Covid has brought two parallel worlds to LA: one hopeful, one overwhelmed with suffering”

Best Coverage – Religious Liberty Matters: Massimo Faggioli, “What Joe Biden (and All American Catholics) Owe to Jesuit John Courtney Murray”

Best Cover – Racial Inequality: JD Long-García, “Jesuits have pledged to raise $100 million to advance racial healing. But reconciliation is not just about money.

Best Feature – National General Interest Magazines: Colleen Dulle, “Women Reach New Heights at the Vatican. Could They Change the Church Forever?

Best Original Poetry: Joe Hoover, SJ, “Advent Dawns at the Sacred Cafe”

Best Reporting on Social Justice Issues – Caring for God’s Creation: John W. Miller, “Is It Time for Catholics to Stop Eating Meat?” »

Best Reporting on Social Justice Issues – Life and Dignity of the Human Person: Michael J. O’Loughlin, “How the Catholic Labor Movement Inspired a Couple to Open Their Doors to People with AIDS”

Best Book Review Section: Spring 2021 Literary Issue

Best Review: Mary Gordon, “A Lover of God, Surrounded by Geniuses”

Best Writing – In Depth: Eve Tushnet, “Conversion therapy is still happening in Catholic spaces – and its effect on LGBT people can be devastating”

The second place

Best Website – Magazine or Newsletter

Graphic Artist/Designer of the Year: Shawn Tripoli

Best Online Video Standalone Presentation – News: “Why Is Pope Francis Visiting Iraq?”

Best Standalone Online Video Presentation – Pro-Life Activities: “How Pope Francis is Changing the Vatican’s Tone on LGBT People”

Best Standalone Online Video Presentation – Panel Discussion: “Why an 84-year-old Indian Jesuit—Pr. Stan Swamy is in jail”

Best Multimedia Package – Pro-Life Activities: Coverage of the Communion Wars around President Biden

Best Multimedia Package – Hot Topic – The COVID-19 Pandemic: “‘We Remember Them’: A Poem for Those Who Died of Covid-19”

Best Use of Social Media Video – News Organization: “Br. Michael Trail Gets the Covid Shot in Chicago”

Best Podcast – Current News : Inside the Vatican

Best Podcast – Social Justice Matters: Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church

Best Regular Column – Arts, Entertainment, Culture & Food: James T. Keane, “Sally Rooney isn’t just the Catholic novelist of the ‘Snapchat generation’ (but she is).”

Best Coverage – Immigration: JD Long-García, “Joe Biden’s $4 Billion Plan to Discourage Central American Migration at its Source”

Best Coverage – Political Matters: Michael O’Loughlin, “This nun tweeted a prayer for Trump every day for four years. It didn’t get any easier.

Best Essay – National General Interest Magazines: Kaya Oakes, “How the Women of the Bible Helped Me Reimagine My Barrenness”

Best Feature Article – National General Interest Magazines: John Rosengren, “Meet the Millennial Nuns”

Best Reporting on Social Justice Issues – Dignity and Workers’ Rights: John W. Miller, “Pope Francis Agrees: Equal Pay for Women is Long Overdue”

Third place

Magazine of the Year – National General Interest Magazines

Best Multimedia Package – News: “We must share our memories of 9/11, even if they are difficult to communicate”

Best Multimedia Package – Seasonal Issue: Hark! The stories behind our favorite Christmas carols

Best Multimedia Package – Hot Topic – The COVID-19 Pandemic: “Retirement homes were down long before Covid-19”

Best Podcast – Expression of Faith: Listen! The stories behind our favorite Christmas carols

Best use of live video in social media: “We remember them | A virtual prayer service for all who have died of Covid-19 »

Best Online Content Not Published in Print – News: “US troops may be gone, but Catholic Relief Services continues to help desperate Afghans under Taliban rule”

Best editorial: “Respect for the Eucharist transcends politics”

Best Essay – National General Interest Magazines: Dorothy Fortenberry, “Latin Mass, Women Priests, Celibacy? Climate change will make all the arguments of the church useless”

Best Original Poetry: Preeti Vangani, “Raising Mothers”

Honorable mention

Videographer/Video Producer of the Year: Deniz Demirer

Best Standalone Online Video Presentation – Representation of Religious Life: “Who is the Holy Spirit?” Wisdom of Senior Jesuits »

Best Multimedia Package – Violence in Our Communities: “The Racist Attack on Our Nation’s Capitol”

Best Podcast – Topical News: Jesuitical: A Podcast for Young Catholics

Best Podcast – Expression of Faith: Church Meets World: The America Magazine Podcast

Best Coverage – Pandemic: “After Covid, mass will never be the same. Maybe that’s a good thing.

Best Editorial: “The Catholic Church Must Speak Clearly What She Did to Native Americans”

Best Essay – National Magazines of General Interest: Grant Kaplan, “The Crisis of Catholic Theology”

Best Feature on Catholic Education: JD Long-Garcia, “How an 11-month school year and 10-hour days help prepare Phoenix boys to be men for others”

Best Reporting on Social Justice Issues – Caring for God’s Creation: Ricardo da Silva, SJ, “Explainer: What are Pope Francis and the Vatican doing to fight climate change?”

Best Writing – Review: Barton T. Geger, SJ “St. Ignatius was against Jesuit women. Do his arguments still hold?

Best Writing – Analysis: Serena Sigillito, “There’s More Than One Way to Be a Catholic Feminist”

Best Writing – In Depth: Colleen Dulle, “An Inside Look at Dorothy Day’s Contested Canonization Process”

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