The staff at El Vaquero and the Insider Magazine brought home six awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ SoCal competition last weekend.
Editor-in-Chief Agnessa Kasumyan took third place in the copy editing competition and an Honorable Mention for her “Ask Aggie” column from the spring semester. Staff writer Elie Georges won a first place plaque for the on-the-spot Broadcast News Writing contest, while newsroom manager Sal Polcino took second place. Polcino also won a third place award for Best Magazine Opinion story for his “Future of Jazz” piece in the Insider Magazine. Photographer Kathy Bakowicz and staff writer Lucas Yepez won a third place award for page layout.
The conference was held at Cal State University in Fullerton where more than 20 colleges sent representatives to compete in on-the-spot contests, attend workshops and network with fellow journalists.
The JACC State Convention will be held in Sacramento next spring. For information and a list of all winners, visit www.jacconline.org/socal-publication-and-on-the-spot-winners.