CatholicPhilly.com picked up six national awards for outstanding Catholic journalism at the Catholic Media Convention June 3 in St. Louis, Mo.
The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada recognizes the best work of Catholic newspapers, magazine and websites each year and has in the past awarded CatholicPhilly.com numerous honors.
This year the association awarded CatholicPhilly.com a second-place honor for its print edition last September welcoming the World Meeting of Families to Philadelphia and the visit of Pope Francis to the city.
The 106-page color edition was the first print news publication produced by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in four years. The archdiocese’s Catholic Directory continues to be printed each year. (Order a copy here.)
CatholicPhilly.com also won three other awards for its digital coverage of those historic events: two second-place awards for best online content not published in print and best coverage of the World Meeting of Families; and a third-place award for best online photo gallery.
The official news website of the archdiocese also garnered the press association’s second-place award for best general publisher website in the U.S.
The newsletter of CatholicPhilly.com, sent to more than 5,700 subscribers free via email twice a week, also received a second place award. (You can sign up for the newsletter here.)
CatholicPhilly.com recently unveiled a new website design and improved functionality especially for mobile device users. The number of visitors to the site who use a mobile device recently surpassed those who use a desktop computer.
The new design executed by LCGMultimedia optimizes the experience for smartphone and tablet computer users.