ELCA publications and journalists received awards in April, including five for The Lutheran from the Associated Church Press.
The Lutheran received first place for its in-depth coverage of Sept. 11 (November issue) and for "A city not forsaken" by editor David L. Miller. The magazine took second place in reader response for section editor Julie B. Sevig's story "Here's the game plan: Readers respond to committee survey." It received third places for its Currents section and for "Fed at Emmaus" by Ruben F. Duran.
Lutheran Woman Today earned first place for most personally useful article, seconds for best publication redesign and for graphics in its November issue, and third for Bible study. It received awards of merit from the Religion Communicators Council for single magazine article, black-and-white photo series, and color photo.
The ELCA News Service received a first-place ACP award for coverage of the 2001 Churchwide Assembly, third for overall news service. Seeds for the Parish, edited by Kate Elliott and published by the Department for Communication, was second in the ACP's overall newsletter category. Melissa Ramirez of the communication unit was first in the RCC's newspaper feature category, and Rex Paisley won an award of merit for the ELCA Web site.
Other winners were Jonathan Frerichs, Lutheran World Relief, first place from RCC for posters; Southern Bulletin, Lutheran Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C., edited by Marguerite Rourk--third in newsletters from the ACP, and RCC local and regional newsletter award of merit; Metro Lutheran, third from the ACP for editorials; ELCA Board of Pensions, RCC award of merit for its 2002 calendar.
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