Skyline College Journalism Program Success at the Journalism Association for Community Colleges NorCal Conference

Journalism Association for Community Colleges NorCal ConferenceThe Skyline View once again took home a series of awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal Conference held at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA on November 3, 2018. Most significantly, the staff clinched both a General Excellence in Online Journalism and a General Excellence in Print Journalism.

Of the contingent of 17—composed of students across the journalism department—several won either on-the-spot contest awards or mail-in publications awards. Current editor-in-chief, Simone Ledbetter, won fourth place for mail-in Feature Photo and first place for Environmental Portrait. Former and current photo editors Christian Magallanes and Mark David Magat shared an honorable mention for Photo Story—Essay, with Magat also taking home a fourth place in Critical Review and a third place in Sports Action Photo. Digital Editor Lauren Gozon received an honorable mention in News Story, while Copy Editor Olivia Bowman took a fourth place in Copy Editing. TSV staffer Carol High received an honorable mention for the same on-the-spot contest.

Beyond the contests and awards, the attendees were treated to a keynote address from StudioToBe founder Joaquin Alvarado, and numerous workshops in such topics as data journalism, social media, sports writing and internships. Students also had a chance to talk to representatives from several CSU journalism programs.

Article and Photo by Nancy Kaplan-Biegel

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