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News: PCC Courier Wins General Excellence in Competition

The weekly Courier newspaper, published by the Pasadena City College Journalism Department, was recently honored with the coveted General Excellence award at the Southern California conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges.

Held at Cal State Fullerton, the conference was attended by about 400 students and faculty from more than 20 community college journalism programs. The top award from the JACC was given for student work in the 2011-2012 academic year. The newspaper, produced entirely by students in the journalism program, was judged according to criteria that included writing, photography, design, and editing.

In addition, several individual PCC students won top honors in the on-the-spot writing contests at the conference.

“It always feels good to be recognized for our hard work,” Editor-in-Chief Nick Saul said. “And I’m proud of how successful the staff did in the on-the-spot competitions.

PCC students won first and second places in both the feature writing and sports writing competitions.

For more information or to access the Courier, go to

Release Date: 10/18/2012
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315

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