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May 25, 2009
WCR wins top prize for 'sophisticated presentation of the news'
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER
WINNIPEG — The Western Catholic Reporter has been honoured as the best designed Church newspaper in Canada.
The Canadian Church Press (CCP) awarded the WCR its top prize for the layout and design of an edition at its annual awards banquet May 15.
The judge, Gordon Preece, art director for the Winnipeg Free Press, said the Nov. 10 WCR had “a sophisticated presentation of news through images, design and typography.
EACH PAGE A SURPRISE
“Every page is a surprise, interesting in its treatment, complex in design, yet easy to read.”
The WCR is “a paper to be proud of,” he said.
The newspaper’s editor Glen Argan also won second prize in the category for the best biographical profile for his Nov. 3 article on Father Basil Sych’s journey to become a Ukrainian Catholic priest.
The WCR won a third prize in the general excellence category for regional newspapers. The top prize in that category went to Christian News – Manitoba and second prize to The B.C. Catholic.
A HUMAN FACE
The judge in the general excellence category, Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar, said the WCR “does a very good job of putting a human face on issues of faith.”
Other publications that won awards for general excellence from the CCP were:
The Anglican Journal, national newspapers.
United Church Observer, non-denominational-denominational magazines.
Celebrate! (a Novalis publication, edited by Bernadette Gasslein of Edmonton), specialized magazines.
The CCP has 73 member publications across Canada.
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