FCN Honors Best Christian Newspaper Work in 2011

ChristianExaminerThe Christian Examiner was named the “Newspaper of the Year” for 2011.

Runners up in the “Newspaper of the Year” competition included the Kansas City Metro Voice and Living Stones News (tied for second place), and the Minnesota Christian Chronicle (fourth place).

FCN gave awards in a number of other categories, honoring the best work being done in a variety of areas.

Best Editorial: First place went to Kansas City Metro Voice, with additional honors going to Christian News Northwest (second), Minnesota Christian Chronicle (third place) and Manna (fourth place).

Best General Article (short): First place was a tie between Christian News Northwest and the Minnesota Christian Chronicle, with additional honors going to Living Stones News and Manna (tied for third), and the Christian Examiner (fifth place).

Best General Article (long): First place went to Living Stones News, with additional honors going to the Christian Examiner (second), and Manna (third).

Best Interview Article: First place went to the Christian Examiner, with additional honors going to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle (second).

Best Personality Feature: First place went to Living Stones News, with additional honors going to the Christian Examiner (second), and Christian News Northwest (third).

Best Reporting: First place went to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle, with additional honors going to Christian News Northwest (second), and Christian Examiner (third).

Best Column: First place was a tie between Living Stones News and the Minnesota Christian Chronicle, with additional honors going to Manna (third).

Best Candid Photo: First place went to Living Stones News, with additional honors going to the Christian Examiner (second).

Best Publication Design: First place went to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle.

Best Cartoon: First place went to Christian News Northwest.

Doug Trouten, former executive director of the Evangelical Press Association and founder of the Fellowship of Christian Newspapers, said, “The work being done by regional Christian newspapers continues to improve. Christian newspapers are built on the community newspaper model, but serve an audience that is defined by faith as well as by geography. These publications fill an important niche, covering local news in a way that national Christian magazines can’t, and providing a Christian perspective that local secular newspapers won’t. A lot of good work is being done in this industry, and it’s great to see that work recognized.”