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 July 30, five Renaissance Publishing titles won a total of 19 awards during the 64e Press Club of New Orleans Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. Held at the Higgins Hotel in downtown New Orleans, the publishing house won bronze, silver and gold awards in print and digital media, including podcasts, for the editorial, design and photography.

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

At the event, Renaissance Publishing was represented by Errol Laborde, editor-in-chief; Ashley McLellan, editor of New Orleans Magazine and New Orleans homes associate editor; Rich Collins, associate editor of and publisher of the New Orleans 500; Topher Danial, Custom Publishing; Melanie Warner Spencer, editor of Life in Louisiana 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 Editor of “Perspectives” and research coordinator at

Full 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, “Instagram of New Orleans Homes”

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”/

Better coverage

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 Feature and Best of Best Alex Waller Memorial Award

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

Best activity report

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

BRONZE: Rich Collins, Biz New Orleans Magazine, “An expert bargain, not a policy, will change Louisiana’s energy”

Best Features Report – Service

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

Best magazine

SILVER: Sarah George, Melanie Warner Spencer, Louisiana Life

Best Multi-Function Photo

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

Best Portrait

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

Better environmental feature

BRONZE: Cheré Coen, Louisiana Life, “The Fate of the Bee”

Best print feature/light feature ratio

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

Editor-in-chief Errol Laborde also won gold for best talk show for WYES “Informed sources: consequences of Hurricane Ida”

About Renaissance Editions

Based in New Orleans, Renaissance Publishing publishes seven in-house publications, including Acadian Profile, Life in Louisiana, New Orleans Magazine, Biz New Orleans, New Orleans bride, New Orleans homes and St. Charles Avenueas well as multiple custom editions for various companies and associations.

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