Riverside City College’s Viewpoints newspaper wins 12 awards – Press-Enterprise


Riverside City College’s Viewpoints captured a dozen awards at a competition against other Southern California student journalists.

Riverside City College student Joyce Nugent won second place in the on-the-spot photo category at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges fall conference for this picture of a homeless man seeking shelter from the sun in downtown Palm Springs in November. (Photo courtesy of Joyce Nugent)

Riverside students won the 12 honors at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges fall conference, staged virtually Friday, Nov. 6, to Sunday, Nov. 8. Students entered stories, photos, illustrations, multimedia projects and page designs in the contest.

The staff won a general excellence award — its 38th since 1996 — for theViewpointsonline.org edition.

RCC journalists won the following statewide On-the-Spot Awards:

  • Viewpoints Editor-In-Chief Erik Galicia received the second-place news story award for an article about the conference’s keynote speech.
  • Reporter Joyce Nugent finished second for photography in the on-the-spot photo category for an image of a homeless man in Palm Springs.

Staff members won the following Southern California Regional Awards for fall 2019 and spring 2020:

  • Former Editor-in-Chief Angel Peña took the first-place feature photo award for his shot ofbioluminescent waves in Oceanside. He also placed third place in the photo story/essay category for sports photography.
  • Managing Editor Leo Cabral and former staff member Jonathan Ramirez won fourth place for an online photo story essay covering a June 1 downtown Riverside protest.
  • Assistant Design Editor Julian Navarro took fourth- and third-place honors in the student-designed advertisement category.
  • Former sports writer Jair Ramirez placed second for sports game story. Ramirez followed the RCC football team’s 2019 title run.
  • Former student Daniel Hernandez won three awards: first place in environmental portrait, fourth place for a sports feature photo and third place in video journalism for his coverage of Riverside protests.
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Viewpoints information: https://viewpointsonline.org

RCC Journalism information: www.rcc.edu



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