The results for the 2009 Journalism Association of Community
Colleges Regional Competition last weekend show students from Los
Angeles City College earned eight awards.
Judges awarded the Collegian a "General Excellence Award," in
the "Mail-in Category," a staff honor for content, coverage,
timeliness and scope of sources, among other criteria.
Judges also recognized three City College
students with individual honors including former Editor In Chief,
Theresa Adams, with a "General Excellence Award for
Enterprise or Series Reporting" for her stories last year that
followed former LACC instructor Ronald Berg through the courts.
Adams is heading to UCLA next fall. Collegian reporter, Mars
Melnicoff also received a "General Excellence Award" for her
investigative piece, "Paper Trail May Cause Problems for Men's
Former Collegian reporter Jamie Hong
added to her Los Angeles Press Club award of last spring, for
"Newspapers Tell Tale of Three Cities," when JACC honored her
reporting last weekend with a fourth place award for feature writing
in the Southern California region. Hong has transferred to Hofstra
University where she is majoring in journalism.
LACC Book Program selection, "The
Soloist," was the inspiration for a wiining design by illustrator
and cartoonist, Lilit Ashtemyan, who won second place in the
region with an award for "Line Illustration," to accompany a news
article. The award recognizes artwork used in lieu of photographs to
A fourth place Design award went to
Beatrice Alcala for her inside layout in the Collegian, which
visually documented the travels of Collegian reporter Daniel Oh
through West Africa.
Advertising design remains a strength for
the student newspaper, with Tercius Bufete, Jesse Gant, Abimael
Rivera, Jessica Rivera, Jordan Angulo and Salvador Chavez
winning third place in the "Student Advertisement" category for
their campaign "Get a Hold of Your News, Grab a Collegian." The team
also won an Honorable Mention in the same category for their
advertisement "Collegian, Community College Watchdog Since 1929."
LACC students did not attend the
Convention in Fullerton last weekend, so they did not participate in
the "On the Spot Competitions." However, L.A. Valley, Pierce, East
Los Angeles College and Harbor all attended and competed.