FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2019
Big Wins for DeSales Media Group at the Catholic Press Association Awards
DeSales Media Group is announcing the company was honored with 50 awards at last week’s Catholic Press Association Conference, including a Gabriel Award for “Television Station of the Year” for NET-TV (New Evangelization Television).
Nuestra Voz was named the “Spanish Publication of the Year” and also earned seven additional first place awards in the categories of “Best Interview,” “Best Coverage-Pro Life Issues,” and “Best In-Depth Analysis.” Of the 20 awards won, the eight first-place awards are a record.
The Tablet received two first-place honors for “Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate – Weekly Diocesan Newspaper,” and “Best Single Ad.” It also received four second-place honors including “Best News Writing on a National or International Event” for coverage of the US Bishops visit to the Texas-Mexico border.
DeSales Media Group CEO Bill Maier was recognized with an All Member Award for “Advertising Business/Marketing Professional of the Year.” AdrianaRodriguez, DeSales’ Communications Director and Press Secretary, was honored with a first-place communication award for “Best Press Release,” highlighting the Brooklyn Diocesan volunteer efforts in Puerto Rico on a mission relief trip.
“DeSales Media continues to be at the forefront of Catholic media production throughout this country. In print, on air, on the internet and social media, we are focused on delivering the “Good News” in the best way possible. These awards belong to each and every member of the DeSales Media staff who strive day in and day out, to make us truly the best we can be,” said Monsignor Kieran Harrington, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Vicar for Communications and the President and Chairman of DeSales Media Group.
The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in Catholic media: television, print, marketing, business and, advertising.
Currents News can be seen weeknights at 7:00 p.m. on NET-TV (available on Channel 97 on Spectrum, Channel 30 on Optimum, and Channel 48 on Verizon Fios). Nuestra Voz is a Spanish-language Catholic monthly newspaper serving Brooklyn and Queens. The Tablet is the only weekly Catholic newspaper in New York City, serving Brooklyn and Queens since 1908.
A complete list of all honors is attached.