Journalism Wins in State Competition:El Vaquero and Insider Score Big at College Media Awards


AWARD WINNERS: From left: Rich Kontas, Janice Robinson, Rikard Kohler, Sal Polcino, Jane Pojawa and Agnessa Kasumyan in front.

El Vaquero Staff

Glendale College’s student journalists competed against top journalism programs in the state, winning five prizes from the California College Media Association at an awards banquet Saturday in Universal City.

Students working for El Vaquero and the Insider magazine vied against other community colleges, Cal States and, in some categories, against USC and UCLA.

Jane Pojawa and Agnessa Kasumyan won second place for Best Color Ad for The Muckrakers journalism club.

Sal Polcino took second place for Best Headline Portfolio.

Janice M. Robinson won third place for Best Magazine Column for her opinion article “The N-Word: think before you speak.”

Rikard Kohler earned an honorable mention for Best Newspaper Column for an “Ain’t It Swede” article about being Swedish in Los Angeles.

Richard Kontas won honorable mention for Best Photo Series for images of a vintage motorcycle an exhibit at Forest Lawn museum in Glendale.