CBS wins 4 Wilbur Awards
Religion Communicators Council honors 25 for work during 2013
NEW YORK — CBS-TV has won four Wilbur Awards for 2013.
The Religion Communicators Council announced 25 Wilbur Awards March 5. The awards honor excellence by individuals in secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures – in communicating religious issues, positive values and themes during 2013.
The Religion News Service earned three stained-glass Wilbur Awards. Other winners include the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., The History Channel, The Christian Science Monitor Weekly and The Huffington Post.
The 2013 awards are to be presented April 5 in Nashville, Tenn., during the council's 85th annual national convention.
CBS earned awards for a March 17, 2013, report titled "The American Nuns" on "60 Minutes"; a March 31, 2013, report titled "Keeping the Faith" on "CBS Sunday Morning"; a June 30, 2013, program titled "What's So Funny About Religion?" by the CBS Religion & Culture unit; and a Nov. 13, 2013, report titled "The Francis Effect" on "CBS This Morning."
The Religion Communicators Council has presented Wilbur Awards annually since 1949. Secular communicators enter work in eight categories. Juries of media professionals, coordinated by council members across the country, evaluate submissions on content, creativity, impact and excellence in communicating religious values.
The award is named for the late Marvin C. Wilbur, a pioneer in religious public relations, longtime council leader and former Presbyterian Church executive.
2014 Wilbur Award winners (for work produced during 2013):
Books, youth nonfiction
Digital communications, faith-based blogs
Digital communications, online news stories
Digital communications, multimedia
Feature films, drama
Magazines, national or top-15 markets
Magazines, other markets
Magazine articles, online
Newspapers, national markets
Newspapers, other markets (columns, commentary)
Newspapers, other markets (articles)
Newspapers, online content
Radio, single program
Television and cable, drama
Television and cable, TV news
Television and cable, TV news, network
Television and cable, news, national syndication
Television and cable, news, local
Television and cable, documentary
Television and cable, made-for-TV movie
Television and cable, news, network or national syndication
About the Religion Communicators Council
Founded in 1929, the Religion Communicators Council is the oldest public relations professional association in the United States. The council has more than 400 members and five regional chapters. Members represent Bahá’í, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Jewish organizations and work in advertising, print and electronic communication, and public relations.
Contact: Shirley Struchen, firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 870-2402.
SOURCE: Religion Communicators Council
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