The Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association recently recognized The Catholic Review for excellence in journalism during recent editorial and advertising awards conventions April 17-18 at the Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City.
Competing against weekly newspapers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic, The Catholic Review garnered two first-place honors, a best in category award, five second-place honors and one third-place honor.
The editorial and production staff received a first-place award in the “special section” category for a special section on Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien’s appointment to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The special section also garnered a first-place award for the advertising department in a “special section” category. The advertising also received the coveted “best of category” award in the same category – beating out first-place winners from larger newspapers.
George P. Matysek Jr., staff correspondent, received two second-place honors. His ongoing coverage of the death penalty debate, which included an extensive profile of former death-row inmate Kirk Bloodsworth, received second place in the “continuing coverage” category.
Mr. Matysek’s coverage of a proposed tax credit benefiting nonpublic schools received a second-place award in the “education category.”
The creative services department was awarded second place in the “page one design” category for the cover of the Jan. 18 issue, which featured a photograph by Owen Sweeney III.
Chaz Muth, former staff correspondent, won second place in the “sports feature” category for a profile of a Baltimore priest who enjoys karate.
The advertising staff won second place in the “niche publication” category for ads appearing in a specially produced magazine about Cardinal William H. Keeler.
Marian Moser, former advertising representative, won third place in the “house promotion ads” category for an ad promoting The Catholic Review.