Santa Monica College’s student newspaper, The Corsair, won 24 awards at the 2011 Southern California Convention of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges.

The event was recently held at the California State University Fullerton campus. It brings together journalism students from Southern California community colleges for a two-day convention.

Featuring on-the-spot writing and photography contests and professional workshops, this event recognizes great work everywhere. Also included, were mail-in work sent in last year. The Corsair’s faculty advisor, Saul Rubin, accompanied the students on the trip.

Santa Monica College has an emerging multimedia journalism program and earned its second consecutive first place award in the Web/Broadcast News category. This was won by Michael Miller. Other students who won first place awards were Nathalyd Meza for a bring-in aid, Krista Bonelli for a feature photo and George Mikhail for photo story.

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