The Advocate and its editor have been honored with four journalism awards this spring from the international, interfaith Religion Communicators Council as part of the group’s DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards ceremony, held during its annual convention April 5 in Atlanta.
The Advocate won an Award of Excellence in the newspaper publication category, and Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie won an Award of Excellence for her news story, “I Thank God for Y’all,” an Award of Excellence for her newspaper feature, “Side by Side, Couple in 80s Crafts Quilts for Children in Need” and an Award of Merit for her feature, “One in Christ.”
“We are delighted that Jessica and the Advocate have been recognized with these awards by the prestigious Religion Communicators Council,” said Bill Click, chair of the Advocate Board of Trustees. “It is continuing validation of the outstanding quality Jessica consistently maintains month to month in the Advocate.”
These latest awards, in addition to the six the Advocate claimed last month, bring the total to 104 awards the Advocate has achieved for journalism excellence since 2010.