ST. LOUIS (Outlook) The Associated Church Press (ACP) honored magazines, newspapers, news services and websites at its annual conference, April 20-22 in St. Louis. The Presbyterian Outlook was recognized for writing/reporting and online content at The Associated Church Press “Best of the Christian Press Awards” banquet on April 22, which honored faith communicators’ best work during 2015.
Outlook national reporter Leslie Scanlon received the award of excellence in the in-depth coverage category for “A visit to India,” a series of stories exploring the intersections of faith and justice in southern India.
Outlook editor Jill Duffield received the James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage for her editorial “Safety last” about global reactions to refugees. Duffield also won an award of merit in the Bible reference category for her weekly “Looking into the lectionary” commentaries.
The benedictory “Holy yard work” by Christine Chakoian won honorable mention in the devotional/inspirational category. In the interview category, “Incarceration and faith: A co-interview between Brian Merritt & Kara Tragresser” also received an award of merit.
The Outlook received an award of merit for their publication website: pres-outlook.org.
Presbyterian media did well at this year’s awards. The Presbyterian News Service and Presbyterians Today, the magazine published by the denomination in Louisville, each received five awards.
THE ACP is a professional organization of member publications (of which the Outlook is one) “with a commitment to excellence in journalism as a means to describe, reflect and support the life of faith and the Christian community,” according to their mission statement. This conference marked the 100-year anniversary of the ACP, returning to St. Louis where the first conference was held in 1916.