Journal still best newspaper

Published June 1, 1999

For the third year in a row, the Associated Church Press has named the Anglican Journal Best in Class.

Judges from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication said the Journal has strong editorial content “showing great range and variety.

“The layout is unified and the editorial voice is clear and focused.”

Journal editor David Harris’s editorial on Toronto dean Douglas Stoute’s reference letter on behalf of his friend Alan Eagleson was chosen best out of nearly 50 others. The paper’s coverage of the Lambeth Conference also came first for convention coverage.

“These ? pages have the look of high-quality professionalism. ? David Harris’s analysis of the (Lambeth) conference is bold and excellent.”

Journal art director Saskia Rowley’s layout of a special General Synod section earned second place in a design category. Judge Char Searl, graphics editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, said, “The cover is elegant, with a good balance of type, photo and white space. The design inside is excellent, with photos used well.”

The ACP represents 175 religious publications in Canada and the U.S. with combined circulation of about 28 million.

Toronto’s diocesan publication, the Anglican, received a third place award for redesign, created by editor Stuart Mann and art director Krista Butler.

The big winner at the conference was Episcopal Life, the national newspaper of the Episcopal Church U.S.A., edited by former Anglican Journal editor Jerry Hames. The paper received an unprecedented 15 awards for writing, design and graphics.

The Anglican Journal also won seven awards at the annual Canadian Church Press conference in Guelph, Ont. CCP is a national association of 76 publications.

Saskia Rowley’s design of the General Synod supplement took first place for feature layout and design. The September issue came first for layout and design of an entire issue, and the November issue won second place for design.

Harris’s piece on Eagleson won first prize for editorials, and his analysis of Lambeth shared second place in the feature writing category. The paper picked up two photography awards, a first place and a second place.

The Anglican won second place in the general excellence category for regional newspapers.


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