The Corsair — Santa Monica College’s student newspaper — won 24 awards at the 2011 Southern California Convention of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges held recently at the California State University-Fullerton campus.
The annual event brings together journalism students from Southern California community colleges for a two-day convention that features on-the-spot writing and photography contests and professional workshops.
The results of mail-in contests recognizing top work from last year are also announced at the convention.
The college’s emerging multimedia journalism program earned its second consecutive first place award in the Web/Broadcast News category with an award given to Michael Miller.
Other students earning first place awards include Nathalyd Meza for a bring-in ad, Krista Bonelli for feature photo and George Mikhail for photo story. Saul Rubin is the Corsair faculty advisor.
The complete list of SMC awards at the 2011 JACC Southern California Convention:
First place: Bring in Ad: Nathyld Meza
Second place, Bring in Photo: Chris Alves
Third place, Broadcast Writing: Hector Mejia
Honorable mention, Bring in Ad: Alfredo Avila
Honorable mention, Critical Review: Juan Lopez
Honorable mention, Copy Editing: Jenya Romanofsky
Honorable mention, Editorial Cartoon: Jonathan Bue
Honorable mention, Sports Photo: Michael Yanow
Honorable mention, Feature Story: Zoie Matthew and Cathy Arias
Honorable mention, News Judgment/Layout: Alfredo Avila
General Excellence: Corsair Staff
First place, Web/Broadcast News: Michael Miller
First place, Feature Photo: Krista Bonelli
First place, Photo Story: George Mikhail
Second place, Front Page layout: Corsair Staff
Third place, Editorial Cartoon: Jonathan Bue
Third place, Photo Illustration: John Stapleton
Honorable mention, Profile Feature: Juan Lopez
Honorable mention, Sports Feature Photo: George Mikhail (2)
Honorable mention, Sports Action Photo: Paul Alvarez
Honorable mention, Web/Broadcast News: Michael Miller
Honorable mention, Photo Story: Paul Alvarez