Victoria Advocate reporter earns national honor for religion writing
Victoria Advocate reporter Jennifer Preyss was among the top religion writers across the country honored Saturday night during an awards ceremony in Bethesda, Md.
Preyss, who has covered faith and religion for the Advocate during the past two years, was awarded the 2012 Louis Cassels Religion Reporter of the Year by the Religion Newswriters Association.
The award ceremony culminated the association's three-day national convention in Maryland, where about 300 religion writers discussed the various topics in religion coverage.
Preyss, a 2006 graduate of Georgia State University, was awarded first place for a selection of stories in the Advocate that demonstrated a degree of excellence in religion reporting at community-size newspapers.
Founded in 1949, the Religion Newswriters Association is a charitable, literary and educational organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in media coverage and in public discourse about religion, according to the organization's website.