Pierce journalism students brought home 11 awards in eight different categories Saturday night while both campus publications were honored for excellence at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) annual conference.
The popular event attracted community colleges from across Southern California and boasted mail-in and on-the-spot competitions in a range of categories including writing, design and photography.
Former Pierce Media Arts student Amy Hood, who is a senior communications specialist for The Getty, will explain the profession to visitors and she will field questions at 7 p.m., April 30, in the Great Hall.
Admission is free and food will be served.
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The Roundup newspaper, the student-run campus publication for Pierce College, has won a first place award from the American Scholastic Press Association.
The American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA), which is open to campus newspapers across the country, wrote that the Roundup is an “excellent” school newspaper, “which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout/graphics designers and advisor.”
The ASPA’s recognition is for the Roundup’s fall 2013 semester, when Calvin Alagot was the editor in chief. Alagot served...
KTLA reporter Kimberly Cheng will be in the Great Hall at 11:15 a.m. Monday, April 28 discussing what it is like to cover the city of Los Angeles.
Cheng is a graduate of USC and has reported in Phoenix for an ABC affiliate and Palm Springs for a CBS affiliate. She has been an anchor, producer, reporter and red carpet host. Cheng is Cambodian-Chinese-American and her parents and siblings came to the U.S. as refugees. Her first job was selling doughnuts and coffee in her parents’ shop. Cheng says her parents’ struggles are what motivate her to succeed.
The television reporter will visit...
An Emmy award winning television editor whose work includes "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," "The Bachelor" and "VH1's Behind The Music" will be the next person to participate in the Media Arts Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Jeff Savenick will visit Pierce as part of the Pierce College Media Arts Department Speaker Series, a free program that welcomes esteemed speakers from the radio, film, journalism and website worlds. His talk is called “How to discover you life’s path and create early success.”
The events are a semester-long effort...