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64 Parishes Wins Local and National Awards

We are pleased and humbled to announce that 64 Parishes contributor Robert W. Fieseler’s article “The Formation of Reggie Adams” (winter 2021) has won the Society of Professional Journalists‘ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Magazine Writing (Regional/Local Circulation). The articles tells the story of the lone known Black victim of the 1973 Up Stairs Lounge tragedy, Reginald “Reggie” Adams. Read the full story here.

In addition, 64 Parishes’ outstanding contributors won eight Press Club of New Orleans awards at the annual Excellence in Journalism Awards event, with the magazine overall taking home an additional award in the Best Magazine category. See below for the awards and links to read each story.

Best Magazine

First place64 Parishes, Erin Greenwald and Chris Turner-Neal

Light Feature Reporting

Second place: “Quarter Moons Rising” by Gwen Thompkins

Best Column

Second place: “Geographer’s Space” by Richard Campanella

Best Critical Review

First place: “A Pox on All their Houses” by Rien Fertel

Best Cover

Third placeFall 2021 by Erin Theriot

Best Layout/Design

First place: “Reach for the Back and Pray” by Erin Theriot

Third place: “Crafting to Scale” by Erin Theriot

Best Multi-Photo Feature

Second place: “Reach for the Back and Pray” by Kevin Rabalais

Third place: “Domestic Conflict” by Abdul Aziz