Pierce journalism students won a number of awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) state conference March 25-28.
The journalism conference attracted hundreds of community college students from across the state and boasted mail-in and on-the-spot competitions in a range of categories including writing, design and photography.
On-the-spot award winners include Cameron Kern third place for critical review, Alexis Canelo honorable mention for critical review, Nick Martinez third place for feature story, Chris Torres fourth place for sports photo and Natalie Miranda and Cameron Kern won an honorable mention in the team feature category.
Roundup Editor-in-chief Natalie Miranda was also awarded a JACC Transfer scholarship at the convention.
Kevin Fagan headlined the event as keynote speaker detailing his experience working as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.
The student run Roundup newspaper won General Excellence for both the print and online edition in the Mail-in category.
The journalism conference included workshops on digital storytelling, investigative reporting, college sports pages and social media platforms among other topics.
The conference featured a number of industry speakers including Pierce Professor Stacy Long who teaches public relations classes in the Media Arts Department.
The next JACC convention is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 in Fullerton.