Glendale Journalism Wins 12 Awards in State Competition

Kelsey Anderson, Staff Writer

Glendale’s journalism department won 12 awards in two state competitions held last month.

El Vaquero’s staff took eight awards at the California College Media Association [CCMA] contest, held at San Jose State University April 20.

Community colleges and four-year universities across California compete annually by mailing in work from the previous spring and fall semesters.

In the newspaper categories, El Vaquero’s Tatevik Manucharyan won for best personal opinion column, and third place went to Agnessa Masumyan in the same category. For best arts and entertainment story, first place went to Marlon Miranda, and Isiah Reyes took third. Angel Silva placed third for best news photo and Chantal Bevard took third for best feature photo. Jane Pojowa took first for best headline portfolio and Eric Bourse took second.

In the magazine categories, the Insider, GCC’s campus magazine, picked up two awards. Reyes won first place for his photoillustration “Invisible Children,” which was used as the graphic design element for Leah Arzu’s third place magazine opinion story, “Where in the World is Joseph Kony?”

The Insider also won two awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges [JACC] convention, April 11-13. Miranda snapped first place in best magazine photo story-essay for “Glendale Fighting Club” and Leah Aruz took fourth for best magazine opinion article for “Where in the World is Joseph Kony?” El Vaquero did not attend the JACC conference this year in Sacramento due to budget cuts and did not compete in the on-the-spot competitions.

Students interested in writing for El Vaquero can take JOURN 102 this summer, to be admitted for Fall 2013. Magazine writing, JOURN 107, is offered only during the spring semester. For more information, refer to or