Review, Catholic St. Louis magazine capture 24 Catholic press awards

The St. Louis Review and Catholic St. Louis magazine earned 24 awards for writing, photography, design, multimedia and general excellence at the 2015 Catholic Press Association’s awards ceremony June 26 in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Review won third place general excellence in newspapers with circulation of 40,001+. Judges noted that "from a cover story On the Road to Healing to a major story on the archbishop's Mass and comments about dismantling systematic racism, the Review provided substantial comment and thoughtful stories…"

Editor Teak Phillips received first place individual excellence editor; Lisa Johnston first place individual excellence photographer; Stephen Kempf first place individual excellence graphic artist/designer; Jennifer Brinker third place individual excellence writer; and Joseph Kenny honorable mention individual excellence writer.

In addition, the Review and the archdiocesan mission office won first place in the Archbishop O'Meara Awards for the collaborative effort to promote World Mission Sunday. The award was received by Phillips at the conference in Buffalo.

The Review won awards in these Catholic Press Awards categories:

• Second place, best general news photo — “Stop killing our kids,” by Lisa Johnston

• Honorable mention, best general news photo — “Prayer and protest,” by Lisa Johnston

• Third place, best portrait — “Gangsta,” by Lisa Johnston

• Honorable mention, best scenic, still-life or weather photo — “Intermission from the cold,” by Lisa Johnston

• First place, best photo illustration — “Sex trafficking 2,” by Lisa Johnston


• First place, best multiple picture package originating with a newspaper — “A ministry of presence: Long road to healing in Ferguson,” by Lisa Johnston and Teak Phillips (stlouisreview.com/2tE)

• Best news writing originating with the paper on local or regional event (40,000+ circulation) — “A ministry of presence: Long road to healing in Ferguson,” by Dave Luecking (stlouisreview.com/2tE)

• Second place, best one-time special issue — “A ministry of presence: Long road to healing in Ferguson,” Review staff (stlouisreview.com/ferguson)

Second place, best coverage of vocations to priesthood, religious life or diaconate — “Real-life angel,” by Joseph Kenny and Lisa Johnston (stlouisreview.com/Y3J)

First place, best coverage of immigration — “Dignity of the vulnerable,” By Joseph Kenny, Lisa Johnston and Stephen Kempf (stlouisreview.com/2tv)

• Third place, best reporting on special age group, senior citizens — “Senior Living,” by Joseph Kenny and Review staff (stlouisreview.com/senior-living)


• Second place, best editorial, local publications (40,001+ circulation) — “As the smoke clears,” by Joseph Kenny (stlouisreview.com/2tw)

• Honorable mention, best editorial, local publications (40,000+ circulation) — “Let’s make the king proud,” by Joseph Kenny (stlouisreview.com/2tf)

• Honorable mention, best feature writing, diocesan paper (40,001+ circulation) — “Sweet, sweet cinnamon,” by Jennifer Brinker (stlouisreview.com/r7d)

• First place, best online presentation of multimedia visuals — “Battling sex trafficking,” by Lisa Johnston (stlouisreview.com/rek)

• Third place, best online presentation of multimedia visuals — “Second chance choir,” by Lisa Johnston (stlouisreview.com/rMA)

Catholic St. Louis magazine, now in its fourth year of publication, received these awards:

• First place, best multiple picture package, feature package — “Called to the religious life,” by Lisa Johnston 


• Third place, best personality profile — “Super-charged with faith,” by Joseph Kenny and Lisa Johnston


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