The Courier Newspaper and Spotlight Magazine Win Coveted General Excellence Awards

Published : Monday, July 15, 2013 | 9:15 AM

Pasadena City College is pleased to announce that the student-run weekly news­­paper The Courier and annual Spotlight magazine have been awarded the prestigious General Excellence awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ (JACC) State Convention held in Sacramento, Calif.

Awards were presented for student work in the 2012-2013 academic year. Both publications, which are published by the PCC Journalism Department, were judged based on a criteria that included writing, photography, design and editing.

“I am very pleased to hear of the recognition given by the JACC to our students and instructors,” said Joseph Futtner, interim dean of the Visual Arts and Media Studies division. “I am not at all surprised; I know from numerous occasions talking to The Courier staff just how hard these guys work, including the time and effort put in by past editor Nicholas Saul and current editor Christine Michaels, as well as advisors Rachel Fermi and Mikki Bolliger.”

Two student teams also won first place in the audio slide shows and team feature categories. In addition, individual awards were presented to Courier staffers in the categories of news writing, copyediting, feature writing and photography.

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