Published October 11, 2013
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory recently celebrated a Catholic Media Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, to recognize excellence in journalism. At a reception after Mass, Georgia Bulletin staffers, along with journalists from 11Alive WXIA-TV, received awards for their work. Archbishop Gregory handed out the awards, with the help of Pat Chivers, director of communications and advocacy for the archdiocese.
11Alive won its first Gabriel Award from the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals at the 2013 Catholic Media Conference, which took place in Denver, Colo., in June. Executive producer Jeff Reid, Brenda Wood, De Marco Morgan, Matt Pearl, Jaye Watson and others were presented with the Gabriel Award, designed to honor excellence in broadcasting for programming that looks to affirm the dignity of human beings. 11Alive’s “Stories of the Heart” series won best in television for news and informational local programming.
Staff at The Georgia Bulletin were also recognized. Andrew Nelson earned a first place in sport journalism, telling the story of the 100 years of football at Marist School.
The staff shared a second-place award for a series of stories about the Year of Faith and the Virgin Mary.
Columnist David King received third place for a regular column in the category of culture, the arts, and leisure.
Photographer Michael Alexander earned a third place for best sports photograph and a third for best portrait.
An honorable mention in best online/multimedia presentation for visuals was earned by Alexander and Thomas Schulte.