The Catholic Courier earned five awards from the New York Press Association for work published in 2007.
NYPA, a trade organization representing the state’s nondaily community newspapers, presented the awards during its spring convention April 4-5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany.
The awards were:
Coverage of Religion: The Courier tied for first place with the Westside Spirit in New York for this honor. Judges singled out the Courier‘s coverage of religion and religious issues in its January and March 2007 editions.
“The focus was on a specific community (the Catholic faithful), and it clearly knew its audience,” the contest judges wrote. “Well-written editorial content, thoughtful discussion of faith issues — heck, when even the crossword puzzle is religion-based, it’s clear the Catholic Courier is in a league of its own.”
Best Use of Color: The Courier won first place for its use of color in its December and August editions.
Judges noted that the Courier’s color usage “promotes interest in all the right places. Continuously draws reader’s eye throughout the paper.”
Picture Story — Division 4: Photo Editor Mike Crupi earned second place in this category for his photo story in the January 2007 monthly edition, chronicling a Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2006, journey to Mexico.
“Beautiful picture story that has a great range of shots,” judges wrote. “From action to landscape, they all contribute to the overall quality.”
Coverage of Health, Health Care and Science: The Courier took third place for its July and October editions.
“Thorough, intense and frequent coverage of issues pertinent to their readers,” judges wrote.
Art photo — Division 4: Crupi garnered third place in this category.