RCC Journalism students won seven awards at a recent Journalism Association of Community Colleges annual Southern California conference.
More than 300 student journalists from Southern California community colleges competed by entering stories, photos and designs published in student newspapers during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters.
“I am proud of my students and the continued success of the Journalism program,” said Allan Lovelace, Viewpoints Faculty Adviser. “The program has a strong track record with many students winning national, state, and regional awards.”
Viewpoints Inscape editor Alyssa Aldrete took first place for a critical review of “The Great Gatsby” film. Former Viewpoints writer Devon Everett took first place for an opinion column about the shooting of Trayvon Martin, while photo editor Michael Walter took fourth place for an online photo essay about a local car show and an honorable mention for an on-the-spot news photo. He was joined by Managing Editor Travis West who received an honorable mention for an on-the-spot sports story. Editor-in-chief Destiny Rivera received an Editors Honor Roll Certificate of Achievement for her work.
The RCC Journalism program has served students and the college community with a newspaper since 1922, keeping pace with the changes in media occurring nationwide, offering both a bi-weekly print edition and Viewpoints Online. The program offers an Associate Degree in Journalism with an emphasis is communication, media, and languages. Students in the program are taught ethical principles and practical skills for print and online media.