|Media Attend 2009 Annual Meeting|
Some twenty journalists attended the Annual Meeting in Montréal. Media outlets represented included Radio-Canada TV, who conducted interviews and videotaped two sessions for their program Second Regard; WGBH Boston; Fox News; Ottawa Citizen; Publishers Weekly; and New York Times. The Guardian and Immanent Frame published articles written by freelance journalists covering the meeting.
The AAR hosted its sixth annual reception for journalists prior to Sunday evening’s awards ceremony. At the awards ceremony, winners of the 2009 AAR Awards for Best In-Depth Reporting were honored for their outstanding contributions to religion newswriting.
At left: Laurie Goodstein, national religion correspondent for the New York Times, placed first in the contest for large news outlets.
At right: Tracy Simmons, religion reporter for the Waterbury Republican-American, placed first in the contest for small news outlets.