FaithWorld wins journalism prize from Religion Newswriters Assn in the U.S.
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:
- Pressure Mounts to End Draft Exemption for Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox
- Europe’s Muslim Edge Towards Synchronizing Dates for Ramadan and Eid
- As Dutch Churches Shut, Their Sacred Art Finds New Uses Abroad
I was also a finalist but not a winner in the Religion Reporter of the Year category for another selection of my articles:
- Special Report: Gaddafi’s secret missionaries
- As Dutch churches shut, sacred art finds new use abroad
- Ultra-Orthodox feel they’re in a dialogue of the deaf with secular Israel
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.