Pleasanton Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - November 26, 2010

Of Note

Las Positas College students win 24 journalism awards

Las Positas College students won 24 awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges NorCal Conference held last month at San Jose State University.

"My co-adviser Nolan O'Brien and I were especially gratified that all students who attended the conference with us competed in at least one contest," said Mass Communications faculty adviser Melissa Korber.

Las Positas College students gain practical journalism experience through the student magazine "Naked," student newspaper "Express," and Radio Las Positas. The publications and radio station support the award-winning Mass Communications program, which offers a Certificate of Achievement, a Certificate of Completion in Radio, and transfer classes to four-year colleges.

Following are the conference award winners:

* Julian Lim, of Tracy, Editor in Chief of "Express" and "Naked": 1st Place for Profile Feature Story; 1st Place for Photo Illustration; 1st Place for Bring-in Advertisement; 1st Place for On-the-spot Editorial Cartoon; 2nd Place for On-the-spot News Judgment/Layout; Honorable Mention for Student-designed Advertisement; Honorable Mention for Editorial Cartoon; Editor Recognition Certificate

* Jeff Bennett, of Livermore, Express Staff: 3rd Place for Sports Feature Photo; 4th Place for Sports Feature Photo; General Excellence for Video Journalism, two awards; General Excellence for Online Photo Essay; Honorable Mention for Sports Action Photo

* Jeff Bennett and Kish Singh, both of Livermore: 2nd Place for Inside Page Layout, Tabloid

* Brittney Barsotti, of Livermore: Honorable Mention for Editorial; Honorable Mention for News Feature

* Meradith Loggins, of Livermore, Radio Las Positas: 1st Place for Web/Broadcast News

* Adam Foster, of Sunol, Radio Las Positas: 2nd Place for Web/Broadcast News

* Brenda Cruz, of Pleasanton, Executive Editor "Naked": Honorable Mention for Opinion Story

* Matt Burris, of Livermore, Express News Editor: Honorable Mention for On-the-spot Opinion Writing

* Mackenzie Luther, of Pleasanton: Honorable Mention for On-the-spot News Story

* James Rose, of Castro Valley: Honorable Mention for Infographic

* Kelly Sheeran, of Livermore: Honorable Mention for News Story

* Jon Lytle: Honorable Mention for Profile Feature Story

The following students from the "Express" staff also participated in the event: Trevin Smith, of Castro Valley, Arts and Entertainment Editor; Courtney Sipel, of Livermore, Features Editor; Andre Principe, of Dublin, Sport Editor; Darshan Dixit, of Livermore, staff; and Shaun Packer, of Hayward, staff.

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