14 secular media organizations win 2010 Wilbur Awards
The council is presenting the awards April 9 during Religion Communication Congress 2010 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. In addition, Bob Abernethy, longtime host of PBS' Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, is to receive a special Wilbur Award for contributions to public discussion of faith topics.
Manya A. Brachear, religion reporter for the Chicago Tribune and a double Wilbur Award winner in 2009, is master of ceremonies for the April 9 event.
The council has presented Wilbur Awards annually since 1949. They honor excellence by individuals in secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, broadcasting, and motion pictures – in communicating religious issues, values and themes. Winners receive a stained-glass trophy and $250. The award is named for the late Marvin C. Wilbur, a pioneer in religious public relations and longtime council leader.
[Read list of 2010 Wilbur Award Winners (for work completed in 2009)]