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Finalists named in 2019 RNA Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence

Tuesday, June 25, 2019  
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COLUMBIA, MO โ€” Congratulations to the finalists named in the 2019 Religion News Association Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence.

Winners of this year's awards โ€” which showcase religion journalism excellence in the news media among 20 categories of print, online, multiple media, broadcast, book and student entries โ€” will be revealed Sept. 21, 2019 at the RNA Annual Conference Awards Banquet in Las Vegas.


Book finalists

Stephanie L. Derrick, The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A Controversialist's Reception in Britain and America
Dominique Dubois Gilliard, Rethinking Incarceration
James Hudnut-Beumler & Mark Silk, The Future of  Mainline Protestantism in America
Tom Linthicum, A Man Called Mark: The Biography of Bishop Mark Dyer
Jonathan Merritt, Learning to Speak God from Scratch
Elaine Storkey, Scars Across Humanity
Judith Valente, How To Live: What The Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning and Community
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Reconstructing the Gospel


Broadcast finalists

Becket, Religious Liberty for All
Audrey Galex & Jim Raymond, AIB Network

Interfaith Voices: Amber Khan, David Wynn, Laura Kwerel, Stephanie Lecci & Melissa Feito

Interfaith Voices: Amber Khan, Ruth Morris, Catherine Osborn, Stephanie Lecci & Melissa Feito
Interfaith Voices: Amber Khan, Ruth Morris, Alex Kronholm, Stephanie Lecci & Melissa Feito
Interfaith Voices: Amber Khan, Stephanie Lecci & Melissa Feito
KMGH-TV: Kevin Krug, Teal Tyszka, Eric Lupher, Jaclyn Allen, Andrew Bray

Joy Lambert & Alanna Delfino, WBFF

NPR: Danny Hajek & Jason DeRose
NPR: Jerome Socolovsky, Jason DeRose, Diamond Kennedy, Amara Omeokwe
RadioWest: Doug Fabrizio, Elaine Clark, Benjamin Bombard, Tim Slover
StartUp: Eric Mennel, Lulu Miller, Sara Sarasohn, Lauren Silverman

Studio 360: Sonia Paul, Tommy Bazarian, Andy Newman, Jocelyn Gonzales

Finalists will not be named in the TV National or TV News Magazine categories.


Newspapers, online, magazine finalists

Hannah Allam, BuzzFeed News
Taha Anis, Moment Magazine
Elisabeth Auvillain, Global Sisters Report
Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post
Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
Stacey Barchenger, Asbury Park Press
Michelle Boorstein & Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post
David R. Brockman, Texas Observer
Norris Burkes, The Ledger
Christianity Today
Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News
Elizabeth Dias, The New York Times
Mike Ellis, Greenville News & Independent Mail
Sarah Ellis, The State
Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans, National Catholic Reporter/Global Sisters Report
The Forward
Silvia Foster-Frau, San Antonio Express-News
Loretta Fulton, Abilene Reporter-News
Tim Funk, Charlotte Observer
Catherine Godbey, The Decatur Daily
Emma Green, The Atlantic
Rachel E. Gross, Undark 
Melissa Harrison, The Media Project
Christopher D. Herlinger, Global Sisters Report
Aysha Khan, Religion News Service
Lori Johnston, The Washington Post
Melanie Lidman, Global Sisters Report
Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service
Paul Moses, The Daily Beast
Sharon Otterman & Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times
Manya Brachear Pashman & Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune
Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter
Bobby Ross Jr., The Christian Chronicle
Heidi Schlumpf, National Catholic Reporter
Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service
Bob Smietana, Christianity Today
Tiffany Stanley, The Washington Post Magazine
Laura Turner, Buzzfeed
Jeremy Weber, Christianity Today
 


Multiple media finalists

Al Jazeera: Imaeyen Ibanga, Sana Saeed, Omar Duwaji, Sarah Nasr, Brian Joseph, Michael Zipkin, Kathryn Wheeler
The Associated Press: Dake Kang, Yanan Wang & The Team  
Christianity Today: Ted Olsen, Mark Galli, Alecia Sharp, Sarah Gordon
Dilshad Ali, Religion News Service
Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post
Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
Julia Bicknell & Barbara Baker, World Watch Monitor
Julia Bicknell & Steve Dew-Jones, World Watch Monitor
David R. Brockman, Texas Observer
Liz Bucar, Freelance
Liz Bucar & Amanda Randone, Teen Vogue
Daniel Burke, CNN
Steph Chambers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gary S. Chapman, Christianity Today
Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News
Julia Duin, GetReligion.org & The Wall Street Journal 
Cathleen Falsani, Sojourners
David Gambacorta, The Philadelphia Inquirer
John Gehring, Commonweal
Global Sisters Report
Emma Green, The Atlantic
Joshua Hammerman, RNS & The New York Jewish Week
Fouad K & Julia Bicknell, World Watch Monitor
Brian Kaylor, Word&Way
JP Keenan, Sojourners
Jacob Lupfer, Religion News Service
Jamie L. Manson, National Catholic Reporter
Steve Mellon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service
Josh Nathan-Kazis, The Forward
Manya Brachear Pashman & Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Jeremy Roebuck, Julia Terruso, William Bender & The Boston Globe: Jenn Abelson, Thomas Farragher 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Moment Magazine
Alexandra Radu, Religion News Service
Andrew Rush, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Heidi Schlumpf, National Catholic Reporter
Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today
Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service
Simran Jeet Singh, Religion News Service & The Revealer
Tiffany Stanley, The Washington Post Magazine
Irving Cabrera Torres, Religion News Service
Krithika Varagur, Freelance
Celia Viggo Wexler, San Francisco Chronicle
Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press
Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service
Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post
 
Finalists will not be named in the sections category.


Students

Hannah Bernstein, Northeastern University
Shoshy Ciment, Yeshiva University
Benjamin Collinger, Trinity University
Zachary Davis, Harvard Divinity School
Hannah Jane Finnerty, Bowling Green State University
Devika Girish, University of Southern California
Haidyn Harvey, Pepperdine University
Lauren Jackson, University of Oxford
Samantha Nower, Ball State University
Seana Scott, Dallas Theological Seminary

 

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