On Friday, June 25th, the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada honored writers and editors of Catholic media during its annual Catholic Media Conference that took place this year in Buffalo, New York.
The Tablet, the weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, was honored in eight categories:
Graphic Designer Israel Ochoa received first place for Best Online Ad for “Currents,” the nightly news program on NET TV.
- Best Ad Copywriting also went to Israel Ochoa for “Catholic Foundation for Brooklyn and Queens.”
- Second place for Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication: Color Ad went to Israel Ochoa for his centerfold ad for “Currents.”
- Second place for Best Coverage of Local Politics went to editor Ed Wilkinson and reporter Antonina Zielinska.
- The Tablet received third place for Best Editorial-Local Publications, for “Get It Done, Gov!.”
Third place was awarded to The Tablet for Best Editorial, National/International Issue, for “Francis Economics.”
- The Tablet also received third place for Best Editorial Page.
- An Honorable Mention went to The Tablet for “Not Guts in Albany.”
The monthly Spanish-language publication of the Diocese, Nuestra Voz, was awarded in six categories in the Spanish language division:
- Columnist David Bisono received first place for Best Column: Spiritual Life, for “La bendición del fracaso,” “Dios, dieta y depresión,” and “No tiene sentido.”
- Columnist Cruz Teresa Rosero received second place in the same category, Best Column: Spiritual Life, for “El dolor de la separación,” “Los milagros del Santo Rosario,” and “Madre del Adviento, madre de la espera.”
- Reporter Darío López Capera received first place for Best Personality Profile, for “Misión Comunidad de los Sures, ángeles que brindan ayuda a los inmigrantes.”
- Darío López Capera also received third place for Best Coverage of Vocations to priesthood, religious life or diaconate, for “Monseñor Hardiman, una vida de servicio a la comunidad.”
- Reporter Marietha Góngora received third place for Best News Writing, for “Cuando la ciencia habla de milagros.”
- Second place for Best Coverage of Local Issue was awarded to Nancy Agosto for “Hijo de Queens, caudillo de ‘soñadores’.”
The awards of excellence are presented annually by the Catholic Press Association, a trade group representing more than 600 church-related media organizations in the US and Canada.
The Tablet has been serving Brooklyn and Queens since 1908, and it currently reaches more than 74,000 readers. For almost four years, Nuestra Voz has been serving more than 17,000 Hispanics Catholics of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The Tablet and Nuestra Voz are part of DeSales Media Group, the technology and communications arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn.