Competing against news outlets from all across Alaska, the Catholic Anchor took home three awards from the Alaska Press Club’s statewide journalism competition, which took place in Anchorage in late April.
Consisting of several hundred journalists and more than 60 media outlets from across the state, the Alaska Press Club is an independent professional organization that provides continuing education, recognition and information to reporters, editors and publishers across Alaska.
The Catholic Anchor, which is the only faith-based newspaper among the Alaska Press Club members, continued its long tradition of being honored at the annual journalism conference.
Editor Joel Davidson won three awards for his work in 2014. In the “Best Profile” category he took second place in the small newspaper division for his profile of Deacon Curt Leuenberger’s near death experience. Judges commented that the profile was a “good story, told directly,” and “well sourced.”
Davidson also took two third place awards, one for an article titled “Alaska’s school choice advocates answer critics,” and the other for “Best Government or Political Reporting” for his piece titled “Faith can’t help but inform politics, governor tells teens.”