FaithWorld wins journalism prize from Religion Newswriters Assn in the U.S.

September 30, 2013

(Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men study at Jerusalem’s Mir Yeshiva)

FaithWorld has won first place in the 2012 Religion Newswriters Association contest for Online Religion Section of the Year. The judges said:

“The Reuters web site’s pages included intriguing stories on the history of Israel’s draft exemption for the ultra-Orthodox, and on the fate of statues and crucifixes in European churches that are closing due to low attendance. Overall, an extremely fresh layout and fantastic execution.”

The blog was judged especially on three stories posted here last year:

(An old-fashioned Dutch Catholic vestment still in demand abroad)

I was also a finalist but not a winner in the Religion Reporter of the Year category for another selection of my articles:

The winners were announced at the RNA annual conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday evening but the announcement of all categories and winners just came today.

(An Afghan refugee prays near Chaman, Pakistan on the first day of Ramadan in 2001)

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