Here at GetReligion, we've been big fans of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's exceptional religion writers.
So we weren't surprised to see former Post-Gazette Godbeat specialist Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh's longtime "queen of religion news," and her successor, Peter Smith, take top honors in the Religion Newswriters Association's annual writing awards.
Religion News Service's David Gibson — known for his analysis pieces — won first place in the Religion Reporter of the Year category for large newspapers and wire services.
Time magazine's Elizabeth Dias earned first place in the Supple Religion Feature Writer of the Year contest for work that included a cover story on "The Latino Reformation." Her winning entry includes the full, 3,500-word story on Hispanic evangelicals, which was hidden behind a paywall when it was originally published.
Winners were announced Saturday night at #RNA2014 — RNA's annual meeting — in the Atlanta area.
For GetReligion readers, a number of other names on the award list will be familiar, too.