Advocate wins two more awards from Religion Communicators Council

The Advocate has won two more awards from the international, interfaith Religion Communicators Council in their annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards.

Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie won the award of excellence in the Newspaper Feature, Single Story, category for Hands in Prayer, Not Fists (August 2015 Advocate).

The Advocate won the certificate of merit in the Newspaper, Local periodicals category.

The awards were given March 31 at the RCC convention at The Interchurch Center, New York City.

The latest wins bring the total to 82 awards the Advocate has achieved since 2010.

“We’re proud of our outstanding editor and the quality of her work that continually is praised,” said Bill Click, chair of the Advocate’s Board of Trustees. “We’re always delighted to have outside organizations validate the work the Advocate is doing. We all take the Advocate’s ministry very seriously.”

The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given to members of RCC who demonstrate excellence in religious communication and public relations. The RCC, founded in 1929, is an association of religion communicators who work in print and electronic communication, media, marketing and public relations. Faculty members from the Journalism and Mass Communications Department at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, were responsible for judging the projects of religion communication professionals across the country.

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