DeSales Media Group scored some big wins at this year’s Catholic Press Awards banquets in St. Petersburg, Fla., on June 20 and 21.
The Tablet, Nuestra Voz, NET-TV and DeSales Media Group took home a total of 50 Catholic Press Association awards, including Best TV Station (NET-TV), Best Multimedia Package and Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate.
Nuestra Voz, the Spanish-language monthly newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, won first place for Best Spanish publication in the country. It also received 19 other awards for categories, including Best Coverage on Pro-Life Issues and Best Regular Column.
NET-TV was recognized with the Gabriel Award for Best TV Station.
The Tablet’s Melissa Enaje won the Best Reporting honor for her article, “Paying Down Debts Before Saying ‘Yes,’” which highlighted the problems religious orders and those interested in becoming a religious brother or sister face because of student debt.
The Tablet won the top spot for Best Multimedia Package for its profiles on seminarians, “Answering the Call,” from reporters Kathryn Engesser and Antonina Zielinska together with Currents News.
Other notable honors included honorable mention for Single News Story Less Than 60 Minutes for “On the Block with Ed Wilkinson,” a series on NET-TV; Best News Multimedia package for “Life at the Border, Parishioners Fear Immigration Realities” by Jorge Dominguez-López, editor-in-chief of The Tablet, and Tim Harfmann, a reporter for Currents News; and Best News Writing on a Local/Regional Event for “Brooklynites Rally Against Nation’s Policy” by Enaje.
At the CPA’s annual convention last June, The Tablet was awarded best Catholic diocesan weekly newspaper in the U.S.