Join Us on October 14 for An Evening of Awards

Join Us on October 14 for An Evening of Awards


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The 63rd Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala will take place on October 14, 2021, starting at 7 p.m. CST.

This year, the gala is once again virtual but still promises to bring the excitement and intrigue of years past. This year’s program, produced by Renaissance Publishing, is available for download so that you can follow the awards show in sequence. Please look through it as you will see the list of awards finalists as well as our deserving lifetime achievement recipients, TV Anchor and Reporter Nancy Parker and Editorial Cartoonist Walt Handelsman. We will celebrate their career achievements at what we hope will be an in-person event next year, and the board has discussed the possibility of adding a third recipient as we did not recognize lifetime achievement last year.


Our celebrity hosts, Doug Mouton of WWL-TV and Fletcher Mackel of WDSU-TV, will broadcast this year’s event live from the campus of Loyola University, announcing winners in all of the various categories of our annual competition, and newly elected Press Club President David Thaddeus Baker will deliver remarks about about the club and this remarkable year as well.


To watch, visit our YouTube Live broadcast starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021.
The program is available to anyone wishing to view it, so please share the news with your friends and family, and feel free to host a watch party with your family, friends and colleagues (always follow CDC, state and local guidelines for any gatherings of people). It’ll look great on your big screen smart TV!


If you are unable to join us live, the program will be archived on our YouTube and Facebook pages where you can view it at your convenience. See you online!

The 63rd Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala program booklet, designed by Renaissance Publishing, includes a full list of the finalists, the run of show as well as spotlights of the year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winners.