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For third year in a row, Christian Chronicle named top newspaper by Associated Church Press

My Christian Chronicle colleague Chellie Ison reports:

CHICAGO — For the third year in a row, The Christian Chronicle has earned top honors in the “Best of the Christian Press” contest, sponsored by the Associated Church Press.

The Chronicle was awarded the first-place “Award of Excellence” in the prestigious “Best in Class” category for national and international newspapers.

The Christian Chronicle is consistently well planned, written, edited and produced,” one judge commented. “The stories are compelling, the art is professional and the headlines clear and tight.”

The Anglican Journal received the second-place Award of Merit, and the Episcopal Journal claimed honorable mention.

Winners were announced April 28 at the ACP’s national convention in Chicago.

In all, the Chronicle — an Oklahoma City-based international newspaper for Churches of Christ with 260,000 monthly print readers — received 14 awards for content published in 2016.

Since 2007, the newspaper has won 87 national ACP awards and been recognized in the Best in Class contest for 11 consecutive years. This is the fifth time the Chronicle received first-place honors in the category, winning previously in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2016.

See the full list of awards.

My half-dozen individual honors included first place for the news story “In the GOP primaries, do politics Trump values and character?” from Oklahoma City. That piece that also won top honors for election reporting from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists.

— Bobby

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