Skyline ViewReporting is hard enough without a Covid-19 getting in the way. But despite the challenges of living through a global pandemic, 2020-2021 brought many accolades for The Skyline View and its staff.

In the fall 2020 semester, The Skyline View staff was awarded a prestigious nationwide online pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press for its website,

The team also won several awards for Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal Regional Contest in November 2020, including a general excellence award for online journalism, amongst many individual awards.

During spring 2021, The Skyline View took a second-place win in editorial writing in the Associated Collegiate Press Clips and Clicks competition, the only two-year college to win in this category.

In March, The Skyline View won general excellence for its online site from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges at the Associated Collegiate Press Spring National College Media Convention. Staff also took home several awards in both the mail-in categories and the on-the-spot competitions at the virtual event.

Throughout the year, the staff was honored 17 times with stories that made it to, a recognition program for School Newspapers Online, which hosts the websites of hundreds of high school and college newspapers across the country. Only 10% of stories that are submitted to this program are awarded Best of SNO delineation.

And to finish off the year, staff was also recognized in the California News Publisher Association in the campus two-year college division with a third place for print journalism and a fifth place for online journalism.

Article by Nancy Kaplan-Biegel

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