Ohlone Monitor wins seven awards in statewide journalism competition - Article, Office of College Advancement

Tuesday, April 30, 2013—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice.

Submitted by Ohlone College.

The Ohlone Monitor, the College's student-run newspaper, brought home seven awards - including a top award for its web site - from the statewide Journalism Association of Community College (JACC) convention in Sacramento, which took place April 11-13. More than 500 students from 41 colleges attended the statewide event. Six students of the Monitor's staff of ten attended, one of the smallest delegations at the event, and yet it was among the most successful teams.

Staff of the Ohlone College Monitor.Ohlone Monitor newspaper staff celebrates wins at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges state convention. From left are Tam Duong, Manika Casterline, Ashley Lam, Tara Ingraham, Norihiro Sasaki, Louis Laventure, Celia Freire and Joshua Mobley. Other current and former staff who contributed to the awards are Michael Delahoussaye, Frankie Addiego, Marra-Marie Magakay and Heather Hegeman.

The student newspaper staff awards include Frankie Addiego, third place for On-the-Spot Editorial Cartoon; Manika Casterline, Honorable Mention for On-the-Spot News Story; and Celia Freire and Joshua Mobley, Honorable Mention for Bring-In Advertisement design.

Other winners include Hannah Walrod, who took second place for Publication Advertisement design; Heather Hegeman, who took second place in News Photo; and Marra-Marie Magsakay, who received fourth place for Inside Page Design (Tabloid). Casterline also received recognition for her work as the 2012-2013 Northern California Student President of JACC.

The group was especially excited about receiving the General Excellence for Online Journalism award for The Monitor's website, www.ohlonemonitor.com. "We're one of the smallest colleges and have one of smallest staffs at JACC," said Jeanie Wakeland, Monitor adviser. "I'm just so proud of our newspaper staff who work so hard."

This was the 58th annual convention for JACC, a statewide organization dedicated to promoting community college journalism education in California. Students also attended writing, photography, editing and design workshops presented by working journalists, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and many experts in the media. JACC also sponsors scholarships for students.

The Ohlone Monitor is published 10 times during each fall and spring semester. The seven awards are some of the many awarded to the newspaper since 1967 by JACC and other organizations.

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