Majellan scoops the pool

David Ahern

David Ahern

Current editor of The Majellan, David has spent more than 40 years as an editor/journalist

The Majellan won three awards and was runner-up in two other categories at the annual Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards (ACPA). The Majellan won in the following categories.

Best Feature Content: A story written by Majellan editor David Ahern titled the ‘Wall that still Divides’ about the religious divide that still exists in Northern Ireland (Spring 2019).

Best Headline: Titled ‘At home with the masses’. The story is about families participating in Mass from home during the pandemic (Winter 2020).

The Majellan also won for Best Layout and Design Publication – Print and Online.

The Majellan was named Runner-up in the Best Feature Content – Multiple Content Producers category for a story and podcast on Love Languages with Derek Boylen. And the Majellan came second for Best Layout and Design-Website.

The top award, the Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Trophy, went to the Diocese of Broken Bay’s quarterly, Broken Bay News.

ACPA President Neil Helmore said the awards were an opportunity for Catholic media to celebrate the outstanding contribution organisations make to the Church in Australia.

“Catholic media in Australia continues to strive to lift up the Church and celebrate the diversity and mission through dedicated and talented journalists, photographers and designers that make up the Catholic Press,” Mr Helmore said.

This year’s ceremony was conducted via Zoom because of the ongoing pandemic with more than 50 people attending online.

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