The Coast Report staff attended the state-wide Journalism Association of Community Colleges convention in Sacramento from March 28 to 30 and received nine awards.
The three-day event included workshops by working journalists, on-the-spot contests, two award ceremonies and the opportunity to network with other student journalists and instructors.
With its print edition, the Coast Report took home an award for general excellence.
For on-the-spot contests, managing editor Chloe Gould won fourth place for sports writing while features editor Jacob Powers took third.
Staff writer Nick Loveland won an honorable mention for news writing. Loveland also won an honorable mention with arts and culture editor Henry Bate in the video story contest.
Awards were also given for papers published last semester.
Powers took home a first place honor in opinion writing from last semester’s work.
Former Coast Report editor-in-chief Kassidy Dillon won second place for news story while former photo editor Devin Michaels won third place for sports feature photo.
Workshops were varied and included speakers such as Jim Patrick, an assistant city editor of the Sacramento Bee and Evan Solano, a print designer for the SoCal News Group and theLAnd magazine.
During the convention, students toured the State Hornet at Sac State, where editors and staff writers were available to answer questions that community college writers had.