Just learned that my article on Thomas Merton that appeared in the Catholic Universe Bulletin tied for first place in Best Religion Coverage in the Ohio SPJ Awards competition. Here's the scoop from the Ohio SPJ Awards:
Best Religion Coverage— This prize is awarded for the
best coverage (story or series) on religion/ethics/values,
stories that explore spirituality, address the search for
faith among modern complexities, or underscore
journalism‟s place in matters of the soul.
First Place (tie): “W hat W ondrous Love Is This: In the Face
of Devastating News, the Former President of Ohio
Dominican, a Nun and a Scientist, Chose the Road Less
Traveled,” Ray Paprocki, Columbus Monthly.
First Place (tie): “Thomas M erton,” W endy Hoke, Catholic
Sadly, the story no longer available online.