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Advocate wins two more journalism excellence awards

Advocate wins two more journalism excellence awards
One of the awards the Advocate won was for this devotional, written by Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie.

The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate has been honored with two more journalism excellence awards this spring.

These latest are from the Religion Communicators Council, which had been scheduled to meet in March but had to be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. RCC decided to recognize its award winners online, instead.

From the RCC, Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie won two Awards of Excellence in the annual interfaith DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards.

Brodie won Class C, Writing for Publication, Newspaper or Magazine News, Series Award of Excellence for her “UMC General Conference Special Session 2019” coverage. She also won Class D, Specialized Writing, Book, Adult Award of Excellence for her devotional published by the Advocate Press, “Feed My Sheep.”

This year, RCC received more than 250 entries. Each entry was judged on overall quality, including concept, writing, design, creativity, style, use of color, appropriateness of material for intended audience, creative use of resources, and effectiveness in achieving its purpose. This year’s panel of judges included professionals from educational institutions, religious organizations, and private advertising and marketing teams.

The annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given to active members of RCC who demonstrate excellence in religious communication and public relations. The awards are named in honor of the late Victor DeRose and the late Paul M. Hinkhouse, leading lithographers in New York City, and longtime friends of the RCC. Both men shared a strong interest in, and concern for excellence in communications.

The Religion Communicators Council, founded in 1929, is a professional association whose mission is to provide opportunities for networking and professional development for people working in communications for a wide variety of faith-based organizations.

These latest awards bring the Advocate’s total to 115 wins since 2010.

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