COLUMBIA—The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate has been honored with another five journalism excellence awards this spring, bringing its total to 113 wins since 2010.
These latest are from the South Carolina Press Association and from the Religion Communicators Council, both of which met in April to honor hundreds of communicators in highly competitive contests.
From the SCPA, the Advocate garnered a first place win for “best newspaper” in its division (Associate and Individual Members), as well as swept the awards for faith reporting. Editor Jessica Brodie won first place in faith reporting for her article “Blessing Boxes,” second place for her article “Church on the Margins” and third place for her article “United Methodists Help Puerto Rico Rise.”
From the RCC, the Advocate won the Award of Merit for newspapers in its division in the annual interfaith DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards.
“All of us associated with the Advocate are delighted to see its excellence affirmed by outside organizations,” said Dr. Bill Click, chair of the Advocate’s board of trustees. “Editor Jessica Brodie brought professional skills and high standards when she joined the Advocate, and 113 awards during her tenure as editor consistently confirm that.”