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SMC Student Newspaper Wins 24 Awards:

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:

On-the-spot awards:

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

Mail-in Categories:

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

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