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 2022 best in-depth reporting on religion contest. For the first time, awards are given in two categories: Best In-Depth Newswriting and (new) Best In-Depth Multimedia Journalism.
Best In-Depth Newswriting
This year’s recipients submitted up to three news articles, columns, editorials, and other reporting in any published medium of any audience or market size published in the calendar year 2022. First-place winner receives $500; second-place, $150; and third-place, $100.
Best In-Depth Multimedia Journalism
This year’s recipients submitted up to three pieces of broadcast, radio, podcast, interactives, or other multimedia news media distributed for any audience or market size and published in the calendar year 2022. First-place winner receives $500; second-place, $150; and third-place, $100.
2022 Journalism Awards Jury
The members of the 2022 AAR Journalism Awards jury included Manya Brachear, co-host of People of the Pod; Jacqueline Charles, Emmy Award-winning correspondent and Pulitzer Prize finalist from the Miami Herald; Debra L. Mason, Professor Emerita, Missouri School of Journalism; Sarah Posner, author and reporting fellow with Type Investigations; and jury chair Sara Kamali, founder of Kamali Consulting and member of the AAR's Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion.