Top honors for mainly national magazines given by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
2022 R.S. Rock Media's content was part of a magazines package that became a top nominee for Columbus Monthly's special issue focused on the Racial Divide.
Folio is the industry standard for magazines and the people who produce them.
Sherry Beck Paprocki was named among Folio's 100 thought leaders in 2018 honoring the “brightest, most impactful minds in magazine journalism today.”
Among the top women working in the field, Paprocki also received this honor in 2018.
CRMA honors the best magazines that serve individual cities, as well as entire regions.
2022 Best Special Issue for Columbus Monthly's focus on the Racial Divide.
2017-2022 Finalist for Columbus Monthly in General Excellence in its circulation category in the City and Regional Magazine Association Awards contest.
2018 Winner of the top City and Regional Magazine Association Award for publications of less than 30,000 circulation.
2019 National First Place Winner from the City and Regional Magazine Association for the launch of Columbus HEALTH magazine, competing against magazines from markets including Philadelphia, Dallas and others.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education honors winners for magazines produced for colleges and universities.
2008 Gold Award, Best Magazine Improvement category, Marietta Magazine (selected over 51 other colleges of all sizes). Served as editor for the magazine redesign.
2006 Gold (CASE, Div. V, Midwest), Best Alumni/Institution Magazine category Marietta Magazine (Colleges with 1,001 to 2,999 enrollment)
2006 Grand Gold Award, Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year, Council for Advancement and Support for Education – Part of the writing team winning this award in 2006 for Denison University’s alumni magazine. Judge’s comment: “The writing pulls you in."
Awards granted by some of the country's most prestigious organizations
2012 First Place, individual writing award for best in health and medicine. From both the Press Club of Cleveland and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for “Babies Born Addicted to Painkillers."
2006 Voice of Youth Advocates Nonfiction Honor List, author of the book Oprah Winfrey Talk Show Host and Media Magnate
1996 Second Place, Business Writing, Society of Professional Journalists, Central Ohio Chapter
Awarded by some of the country's most prestigious organizations
2003 Gund Fellowship from the Society of Environmental Journalists
2001 grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to study toxic sites at closed military bases.
2000 Alicia Patterson Fellowship for research and writing
2018 As president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Sherry Beck Paprocki wrote the grant to get $35,000 in funding for a reporting project that focused on gender identity and mental health.