2020 California Journalism Awards - Campus Division

Columns ( 2-Year Colleges)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Southwestern College-The Sun
    Entry Title: Just in the Culture
    Entry Credit: Justin Dottery
    Judge Comment: I've seen a lot of post-crash Kobe Bryant columns, but this was one of the better ones. And the other entry was personal, touching and brilliant. Nicely done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Southwestern College-The Sun
    Entry Title: Journey for Justice
    Entry Credit: Julia Woock
    Judge Comment: It was tough to give this the #2 award instead of #1 -- the research and subject matter are first-class. The author has a future on an editorial board, perhaps. Keep up the good work.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Diablo Valley College-The Inquirer
    Entry Title: As Tumbling Enrollment Rattles Education Across California, Does the State Need to Step In?
    Entry Credit: Cheasanee Hetherington, Anthony Perry
    Judge Comment: Important issues addressed well will always find an audience. The Death of Civil Debate it not a typical subject for a college newspaper, and a well-researched column about falling college enrollments might strike some as provincial, but both columns make a good argument for making their readers care. Good job.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Rosa Junior College-The Oak Leaf
    Entry Title: Columns by James Domizio
    Entry Credit: James Domizio
    Judge Comment: Writing brevity is a lost art, perhaps, but this column seems to pack a lot into a small news hole with a somewhat chaotic web layout. That's no mean feat.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: San Joaquin Delta College-The Collegian
    Entry Title: On the Menu with Maria
    Entry Credit: Maria Abugarade Rayo
    Judge Comment: I'm a sucker for well-executed food columns, and in this case the author is also the photographer. It's a well-researched column with a charming appeal. Well done (no pun intended).