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The Skyline View once again took home General Excellence in Online Journalism award at the 2019 Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Convention in Sacramento, CA. Students from across the journalism program competed in on-the-spot contests and learned about all aspects of journalism from professionals in the field at the event which took place March 28-30. In addition to the online general excellence award, former editor in chief Simone Ledbetter clinched first place in environmental portrait, while former staffer Cristina Macz earned an honorable mention in Online Photo Story/Essay and sports editor Daniel Archuleta won honorable mention in Sports Game Story. Current co-editor in chief Mark David Magat earned an honorable mention for Creative Portrait for the on-the-spot contest, while co-editor in chief Olivia Bowman and staffer RJ Rapada both earned honorable mentions for on-the-spot copy editing.

The Skyline View ended the year strong by winning first place for online general excellence in the two-year college division from the California News Publishers Association’s Better Newspapers Competiton. Judges said about, “The breadth of the coverage is astounding…the writing is great across all sections.”

In March, the publication won online general excellence at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges State Convention held in Sacramento, making it the third time this semester that the publication has won an award for its website. At this same convention, sports editor Brian Silverman took home an honorable mention in the on-the-spot video story contest. Former staffer Dave Newlands earned a second place for student-designed ad, while former staffer Ryan Love clinched a second place in critical review.

Article by Nancy Kaplan-Biegel

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