Renaissance Publishing Wins 19 Press Club of New Orleans Awards

Renaissance Publishing Wins 19 Press Club of New Orleans Awards (Photo Courtesy of Melanie Warner Spencer)

NEW ORLEANS On July 30, five Renaissance Publishing titles won a total of 19 awards during the 64th annual Press Club of New Orleans Excellence in Journalism Awards presentation. Held at the Higgins Hotel in downtown New Orleans, the publishing company took home bronze, silver and gold awards across print and digital media, including podcasts, for editorial, design and photography.

Members in PCNO include New Orleans-based publications that cover New Orleans, as well as the rest of Louisiana. The awards were granted for work published in 2021 and judged by press clubs across the United States.

At the event, Renaissance Publishing was represented by Errol Laborde, executive editor; Ashley McLellan, editor of New Orleans Magazine and New Orleans Homes associate editor; Rich Collins, associate news editor of and New Orleans 500 editor; Topher Danial, editor Custom Publishing; Melanie Warner Spencer, managing editor of Louisiana Life and editor of New Orleans Bride and New Orleans Homes; Kelly Massicot, digital media editor,, and New Orleans Bride associate editor; and Drew Hawkins, Biz New Orleans “Perspectives” writer and research coordinator.

Complete List of Renaissance Publishing Awards

Best Podcast

GOLD: Errol Laborde, Kelly Massicot, New Orleans Magazine, “New Orleans Beyond the Beads”

BRONZE: Rich Collins, Kim Singletary, Biz New Orleans Magazine, Biz Talks Podcast”

Best Use of Instagram

SILVER: New Orleans Homes, “New Orleans Homes Instagram”

Best Lifestyle Blog

GOLD: Melanie Warner Spencer, New Orleans Homes, “Bon Vivant” blog

SILVER: Jyl Benson, MyNewOrleans.Com, “Side Dish”

Best News Blog

GOLD: Keith Twitchell, Biz New Orleans Magazine, “Neighborhood Biz”

SILVER: Errol Laborde, The Editor’s Room, “New Orleans Magazine”/

Best Cover

GOLD: Kevin Rabalais, Sarah George, Louisiana Life, “Gator Hunt”

BRONZE: Tiffani Reding Amedeo, New Orleans Magazine, “Halloween”

Best Column

BRONZE: Eve Crawford Peyton, New Orleans Magazine, “Growing Pains”

Best Lifestyle Reporting and Best of the Best Alex Waller Memorial Award

GOLD: Kevin Rabalais, Louisiana Life, “Gator Hunt”

Best Business Reporting

GOLD: Kim Singletary, Biz New Orleans Magazine, “Best Year Ever”

BRONZE: Rich Collins, Biz New Orleans Magazine, “Expert Market, Not Policy, Will Change Louisiana Energy”

Best Feature Reporting – Service

BRONZE: Topher Danial, New Orleans Magazine, “The Meaning of Pride”

Best Magazine

SILVER: Sarah George, Melanie Warner Spencer, Louisiana Life

Best Multi-Feature Photo

GOLD: Theresa Cassagne, New Orleans Bride, “Saints and Angels”

Best Portrait

BRONZE: Greg Miles, New Orleans Magazine, “Persona”

Best Environmental Feature

BRONZE: Cheré Coen, Louisiana Life, “Plight of the Honeybee”

Best Print Feature Reporting/Light Feature

GOLD: Beth D’Addono, New Orleans Magazine, “The Next Generation”

Executive Editor Errol Laborde also won gold for Best Talk Show for WYES “Informed Sources: Hurricane Ida Aftermath”

About Renaissance Publishing

Based in New Orleans, Renaissance Publishing publishes seven in-house publications, including Acadiana Profile, Louisiana LifeNew Orleans MagazineBiz New OrleansNew Orleans BrideNew Orleans Homes and St. Charles Avenue, as well as multiple custom publishing for various businesses and associations.

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