As it approaches its first anniversary, Angelus, the official magazine of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, won 20 awards at the Catholic Press Association’s 2017 Catholic Media Conference. Spanish-language Archdiocesan monthly newspaper Vida Nueva received 14 awards. Both publications were recognized for high quality reporting, analysis, photojournalism, design and covers on topics such as immigration, sex trafficking, prison reform, and health among other issues affecting society. 

The Tidings newspaper, replaced by Angelus magazine on July 1, 2016, took two awards, and the Catholic Directory received one. Angelus was also awarded for having some of the best columnists in the Church, including Archbishop José H. Gomez for his weekly column “New World of Faith.”

The competition included Catholic publications from across the U.S. and Canada, and recognized work done in 2016.

During the conference, held on June 20-23 at Quebec, Canada, four journalists were selected by the Catholic Relief Services as the 2017 Egan Journalism Fellows for its demonstrated motivation to report on issues that affect the poor and marginalized around the world, including John David (J.D.) Long-Garcia, the Archdiocese’s publications’ editor-in-chief. In accordance with CRS’ mission to assist the poor and vulnerable in the world, the fellowship will examine the policy issues that affect people in need across the world during a two-day reporting trip to Washington, D.C. this fall.

“This is quite a surprise. We continue to be inspired by and learn from our colleagues in the Catholic press,” said Long-Garcia. “The recognition is a testament to the hard work carried out not only by our staff, but by the entire communications team in Los Angeles. Archbishop José H. Gomez and David Scott, vice chancellor of Communications, deserve so much credit for supporting our efforts to engage our readership with solid Catholic journalism. As our Vicar General, Msgr. Albert Bahhuth, recently told me, ‘we do this for the glory of God and to save souls in the name of Jesus.’”

Long-Garcia won two first place awards for Best Coverage of Immigration with the stories “Residents: Quagmire awaits immigrants after Supreme Court decision,” “Stuck: Thousands of Haitians await their fate on the U.S.-Mexico border” and “Future unknown: Uncertainty surrounds immigration reform.” He also received first place for Best Cover with “What now America?.” 

Angelus reporters Robert W. Dellinger and Alicia Morandi received the first place award for Best In-Depth/Analysis Writing, for the story “Inside the life: A closer look at sex trafficking in Los Angeles.” Dellinger was the recipient of the third place award as Writer of the Year, English Language Division.

Victor Aleman, Angelus’ photographer and Vida Nueva’s editor and photographer, took first place for Angelus’ Best Multiple Picture Package, for the story “Stuck, Thousands of Haitians await their fate on the U.S.-Mexico border.” Aleman won third place as the Photographer of the Year.

Angelus’ first place recipients include columnists Heather King (The Crux) and Grazie Pozo Christie (With Grace), and Kevin and Laura Loker, for the Best Electronic Newsletter, “Always Forward.”

In total, Angelus was awarded seven first place, five second place, four third place and four honorable mention accolades. Vida Nueva won eight first place, one second place and two third place awards, and received three honorable mentions. The Catholic Directory of the Archdiocese won a third place award.

ANGELUS NEWS

FIRST PLACE

BEST COVERAGE OF IMMIGRATION
Angelus, “‘Residents,’ ‘Stuck,’ ‘Future unknown’” by J.D. Long-Garcia 

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: Spiritual Life
Angelus, “The Crux” by Heather King 

BEST IN-DEPTH/ANALYSIS WRITING: Best In-Depth Writing
Angelus, “Inside the life: A closer look at sex trafficking in Los Angeles” by R.W. Dellinger and Alicia Morandi 

BEST ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER 
Angelus, “Always Forward” by Kevin and Laura Loker 

BEST COVER: 4-color, large (over 6 x 91⁄2”) 
Angelus, “What now America?” by J.D. Long- Garcia 

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: Family Life 
Angelus, “With Grace” by Grazie Pozo Christie 

BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE: News Package
Angelus, “Stuck: Thousands of Haitians await their fate on the U.S.-Mexico Border” by Victor Aleman

SECOND PLACE 

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: Bishop’s column in a diocesan magazine 
Angelus, “New World of Faith” by Archbishop José H. Gomez 

BEST IN-DEPTH/ANALYSIS WRITING: Best Analysis Writing
Angelus, “What now America? The Catholic vote and the nation’s divided house” by Peter Jesserer Smith 

BEST MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER WEBSITE
www.angelusnews.com

BEST COVERAGE OF PRO-LIFE ISSUES
Angelus, “‘Heartbeats,’ ‘A right to kill?’ and ‘Dying well’ ” by J.D. Long-Garcia, Peter Jesserer Smith, and R.W. Dellinger 

BEST COVERAGE OF THE 2016 ELECTION: National political issues
Angelus, “Presidential election coverage” by Kathryn Jean Lopez and Peter Jesserer Smith 

THIRD PLACE 

Writer of the Year, English Language Division 
Angelus, R.W. Dellinger

Photographer of the Year

Angelus, Victor Aleman

BEST ILLUSTRATION, EITHER WITH ART WORK OR PHOTOGRAPHY
Angelus, “Portrait of David Amaya” by Andrew Norman 

BEST STORY AND PHOTO PACKAGE
Angelus, “Stuck: Thousands of Haitians stuck await their fate on the U.S.-Mexico border” by Victor Aleman and J.D. Long-Garcia 

HONORABLE MENTION 

MAGAZINE/NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR: Diocesan Magazine 
Angelus by Angelus staff 

Editor of the Year, English Language Division 
Angelus, Maria L. Torres

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: General Commentary 
Angelus, “Intersections” by Greg Erlandson

BEST REGULAR COLUMN: General Commentary

Angelus, “Changing America” by Ruben Navarrette 

VIDA NUEVA

FIRST PLACE

BEST COVERAGE OF THE PAPAL VISIT TO MEXICO
Vida Nueva, “Un misionero de paz y misericordia” by J.D. Long-Garcia, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Cardinal Roger Mahony 

BEST REPORTING ON LATIN AMERICA
Vida Nueva, “¿Quedarse y aguantar la violencia o largarse al Norte?” by Roger Lindo 

BEST REPORTING ON FAMILY
Vida Nueva, “Más de un siglo ... una vida” by Paulina Herrera 

BEST PHOTOGRAPH: 
Vida Nueva, “Renacemos a una nueva vida” by Victor Aleman 

BEST FRONT PAGE
Vida Nueva, “Portadas de Vida Nueva” by Vida Nueva staff 

BEST PHOTO STORY

Vida Nueva, “El último adiós a César Chávez” by Victor Aleman

BEST REPORTING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES: Rights and Responsibilities
Vida Nueva, “Dentro de la prostitución” by R.W. Dellinger 

BEST USE OF ART OR GRAPHICS
Vida Nueva, “Verano a pura salud” by Sharon Torda 

SECOND PLACE

BEST REPORTING ON IMMIGRATION
Vida Nueva, “Siguen cruzando la frontera niños solos que escapan de la violencia en Centroamérica,” by Alicia Morandi 

THIRD PLACE

BEST REPORTING ON CULTURAL HERITAGE
Vida Nueva, “Encuentro del mundo en la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles” by Maria Luisa Torres 

BEST STORY AND PHOTO PACKAGE
Vida Nueva, “‘Pascua’ significa paso a una vida nueva” by Dr. José Antonio Medina and Victor Aleman 

HONORABLE MENTION

PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR 
Vida Nueva, by Vida Nueva staff 

BEST FEATURE STORY 
Vida Nueva, “Corazones palpitantes de vida” by J.D. Long-Garcia 

BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE 
Vida Nueva, “Comunidad emocionada dio último adiós a Helen, viuda de César Chavez” by Luis Uribe 

DIOCESAN DIRECTORY 

THIRD PLACE
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Catholic Directory by Chris Krause (editorial) and Bertica Garcia Dubus (production), The Tidings Corporation 

THE TIDINGS

SECOND PLACE

BEST COVERAGE OF THE PAPAL VISIT TO MEXICO 

The Tidings, “Pope Francis renews message of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico” by J.D. Long-Garcia

THIRD PLACE

BEST NEWS WRITING ON A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL EVENT
The Tidings, “Pope Francis renews message of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico” by J.D. Long-Garcia


Highlights

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