The Associated Church Press recognized the Baptist Standard as best of class with an award of excellence in the independent website category.
In 2019, the Standard’s website marked its highest traffic on record, with more than 1.18 million pageviews for the year and an average of 99,000 pageviews per month. The number of users increased 53 percent over the previous year.
Editor Eric Black received an award of merit from Associated Church Press in the “editorial or opinion: news service/website/blog” category for “Editorial: Heaven’s wall, a border wall and our call.”
Managing Editor Ken Camp received honorable mention from Associated Church Press in the “news story: news service/website/blog” category for “Waco church to allow same-sex weddings.”
The Baptist Standard received an award of merit from the Evangelical Press Association in the “denominational: digital publication” category for its website.
The ongoing “Voices” column received third place in the “standing column” category. Pastor Michael Bell was recognized for his article, “Atatiana Jefferson matters, and so does the church’s response.” Todd Still, dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, was recognized for his article, “MacArthur on Moore and women in ministry.” With close to 34,000 unique pageviews, Still’s column was the most-read article on the Standard website in 2019.