The American Academy of Religion, the world’s largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion, announces the winners of its 2021 best in-depth reporting on religion contest.
Each journalist submitted three to five articles published in the calendar year 2020. The first-place winner received $1,000; second-place, $500; and third-place, $250. The names of the contestants and all identifiers were removed from the submissions prior to judging.
The jury included Liz Kineke, broadcast and print journalist, formerly of CBS Religion; Debra L. Mason, Professor Emerita, Missouri School of Journalism; and Nathan C. Walker, president of 1791 Delegates, manager of the Foundation for Religious Literacy, and member of the AAR's Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion.