CathNews has won two awards at the Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards announced last night.
CathNews was Highly Commended in the category of New Media Platform. The judges said: 'CathNews was a close runner up with an excellent submission, demonstrating fantastic use of a very well designed and laid-out website, combined with a timely and informative newsletter, and an active Facebook page and Twitter feed to communicate the Catholic message to their audience.
'The analysis of their communication strategy throughout the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of the new Pope, showed growth in both engagement and reach. The timely updates and information was clearly well received by the audience at a time when they were hungry for news.'
The winner was Xt3.com
CathNews also won Best Headline for 'Can’t live with Him, can’t live without Him,' for a book review, in its weekend Perspectives edition.
Tthe Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Prize for Best Newspaper went to the NZ Catholic. In awarding the prize, the judges said: 'This is the best local newspaper. It seeks to cover the activities of the district from a Catholic perspective and yet is accessible to those who are not part of the district, or of the Faith. However it needs to cover stories from all points of view. That said - the paper is engaging and gives a clear presentation of community views and how the Catholic community responds to local needs and issues.'
The Southern Cross was highly commended in the same category.
The Best Magazine was Eureka Street, whose
contents 'are of the highest standard. Served by talented writers, it addresses expertly most of the big issues affecting the Church and society. And it fosters desirable dialogue in the Church community and beyond by encouraging readers to offer comments,' according to the judges.
Eureka Street was also named Winner of the Best Regular
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