Carla Hinton, religion editor for The Oklahoman, has received an award from the Religion Newswriters Association.
Hinton received third place among writers from across the country in the “Religion Reporter of the Year” category for metropolitan newspapers. The award was announced Sept. 28 at the 2013 Religion Newswriters Association Conference in Austin, Texas.
Hinton was recognized for a group of five stories: “Bishop's Letter to Explain Vote for Same-Sex Blessing,” “State's Catholic Leader Calls Birth-Control Mandate Unjust,” “Priest Draws Motivation From Survival,” “Oklahoma Muslims Strive for Understanding” and “Oklahoma City Man's Faith Journey Brought Surprises.”
“We are very proud that Carla's peers have acknowledged what we've known for some time — that she is one of the top religion writers in the country,” said Kelly Fry, editor of The Oklahoman and vice president of news for OPUBCO Communications Group. “We admire her tireless and balanced reporting of the religious community.”
First place went to Tim Townsend for work done at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and second place was awarded to Richard Dujardin of The Providence Journal.