The Religion News Association has announced the winners of the 2022 Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence.
I am honored to be among the recipients. I won second place for reporting at magazines and non-daily newspapers. Winners were recognized Wednesday night in a ceremony at Columbia Journalism School in New York City.
My portfolio features these stories from the 2021 contest period:
• “At Tulsa massacre’s centennial, two Oklahoma churches focus on racial unity” from Tulsa, Okla., with related story “Christian faith drives two leading advocates of Tulsa Race Massacre justice” from Tulsa, Okla.
• “In Canada, a reckoning after remains of 215 Indigenous children are found.”
Also, the judges cited my piece “In city where George Floyd died, minister emerges as key champion for justice” from Minneapolis with related story “A tragic death, a tough dialogue” from Woodbury, Minn.
This is my fifth time to win an RNA award. I previously was recognized in 2013, 2015, 2019 and 2021. I have been a finalist four other times with The Christian Chronicle and twice with The Associated Press.