Baptist and Reflector
BRENTWOOD — Two Baptist and Reflector staff members recently received awards from the Baptist Communicators Association for excellence in design and writing.
Editor Lonnie Wilkey received a third place award in the first-person column category for “Prodigal Children: The Unspoken Requests.” He also received a third place award for a blog post, “So Long Susie.” Both columns were written in 2015.
Wilkey has been on the staff of the Baptist and Reflector for 28 years, including the last 18 as editor.
Corinne Williams, who joined the Communications Team of the Tennessee Baptist Convention (which includes the B&R) last summer after graduating from Belmont University, was cited for her redesign of the paper.
Williams earned a second place award for redesign of a Baptist state newspaper.
“These are both excellent achievements as the competition is stout. Our entries compete against all state conventions and their entities, all Southern Baptist Convention entities, and against Baptist Press,” said Chris Turner, director of communications for the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
“When we set out to revamp the Baptist and Reflector we wanted to create news that informed the biblical worldview of Tennessee Baptists. We receive constant feedback from readers that we are accomplishing this mission, but it is especially gratifying that communications peers recognized the effort of two of our team members,” Turner added.