This blog is maintained on behalf of the Amy Foundation for the purpose of tracking the best Christian journalism we find on the Web. Our posts regularly identify those news articles or opinions in the mainstream media that represent good faith-based writing and example them for other Christian journalists.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

I want to thank Leonard Thornton of the Times-Mail of Bedford, IN for writing an article on a local celebration of Martin Luther King's legacy.

King march pays tribute to faith, racial equality
By LEONARD THORNTON, leonard@tmnews.comMonday, January 16, 2006 11:08 AM CST

BEDFORD - A crowd of between 130 and 150 gathered at the Lawrence County Courthouse Sunday afternoon for the 17th annual Martin Luther King Unity Celebration.
Clarence Brown and members of Second Baptist Church organized the event in 1989, with the idea of a celebration of unity throughout the county.

Read the rest of the article at
www.tmnews.com/articles/2006/01/16/sections/news/news58.txt

Mr. Thornton wrote a good news story detailing this event. Had he included a scripture reference, the article could have qualified for the Amy Writing Awards. In the article, Mr. Thornton quotes local residents and a pastor. He even describes the content of the pastor's sermon. It would have been easy to include a scripture passage as well.

God's Word has the power to change lives. Mainstream media has the power to put words in front of thousands of people everyday. The more we bring the two together, the more lives will be changed.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Initial Post - 1/16/06

Hello,

This blog was created on behalf of the Amy Foundation for the purpose of tracking the Best Christian Journalism on the Web. Our plan is to regularly identify those news articles or opinions in the mainstream media that represent good faith-based writing and example them for other Christian journalists.

We will be using the Amy Writing Awards criteria as a guide. This annual $10,000 prize is awarded to the entry that best exemplifies Christian journalism in the mainstream print media.

Our hope is that we can increase the quality of Christian journalism and the quantity of faith-inspired articles reaching print (or posting).

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