Messenger wins two national awards

By Barb Arland-Fye
The Catholic Messenger

The Catholic Messenger received two national awards in this year’s Catholic Press Association Awards competition. Results were announced last week during the Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay, Wis.

Judges awarded first place for “Best Front Page: Broadsheet” to Messenger staffers Anne Marie Amacher, Barb Arland-Fye and Lindsay Steele. The entry for this category required submission of three front pages published in three consecutive weeks. The judges were impressed with the pictures, which “were very large and colorful” and said that the titles on the stories “entice readers in. Good focus on youth activism and social justice work. The organization of the pages is always clean and easy to follow.”

Arland-Fye received a third-place award in the “Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues: Life and Dignity of the Human Person” for her story “Love in the time of memory loss.” The judges wrote: “These poignant stories of three men who helped their wives face memory loss before their deaths invited readers to experience the beauty of their long-term marriages. While there is sadness in each recounting, there is also great love.”

The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada has 232 publication members (newspapers, magazines and newsletters) with total circulation of 10,442,954. By category, newspaper circulation is 4,357,093, magazine circulation is 5,530,530, and newsletter circulation is 555,331.

For more than 100 years, the Catholic Press Association (CPA) has been uniting and serving the Catholic Press in an ever-changing world of communication. The association’s mission is to build and strengthen the value, effectiveness and identity of Catholic media by facilitating the professional development and spiritual growth of its members. Furthermore, the CPA contributes to the church’s mission of communicating the Good News and evangelizing the modern world by engaging and supporting content creators and distributors of Catholic media.

We are thankful to our subscribers and parishes for their support of their weekly diocesan newspaper. You make it possible for us to share the Good News of the Gospel through the lived experiences of the faithful today.

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