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Santa Barbara college papers step up to provide Isla Vista coverage

Included in the Los Angeles Times coverage of the mass killings in Isla Vista over Memorial Day weekend was a story describing the journalistic efforts of editor Marissa Wenzke and her staff at the UC Santa Barbara student paper, the Daily Nexus.

dailynexusBob Pool’s story opens with Wenzke leaving a party Friday night to check out an accident about a block away. She later learned the car crash involved the BMW driven by suspect Elliot Rodger. At the time, Wenzke told Pool, she had no idea she had happened on the beginnings of a story that made headlines all over the world.

“The most disgusting thing is we didn’t realize the gravity of this,” Pool quotes her as saying. “Then we go to the press conference at the sheriff’s office about 2 in the morning and are sitting there when they tell us seven had died. I got emotional. I couldn’t believe it. Until then, it had been ‘possible fatalities.’”

Editor-in-Chief Rachel Zemanek at The Channels, the paper at Santa Barbara City College, also worked past the end of her academic year to provide her readers coverage of the slayings, including suspect Rodger’s status as a student there. The Channels posted updates both Saturday and Sunday as the story unfolded.

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Student applications for CCMA board extended to Oct. 3

Students at California College Media Association member schools now have until Oct. 3 to apply for one of three openings on the CCMA board of directors.

CCMAlogoThe board agreed this week to extend the deadline after just one student applied this spring for a place on the board.

Student board members serve as liaisons between the organization and the students CCMA serves. Duties include:
• attending and participating in board meetings and activities
• helping organize and schedule CCMA conventions and workshops
• promoting improved communication among California college journalists
• evaluating guidelines for CCMA’s annual college journalism contest.

More information about serving on the board and applying for a board seat is available at http://www.calcollegemedia.org/who-we-are/student-board-member-application/

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Summer scholarship winner is Risa Johnson from Chico State

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Risa Johnson

Risa Johnson, features editor at The Orion, has been awarded the California College Media Association Career Development Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is designed to give financial assistance to a student who needs support in order to pursue studies or practical experience. Risa will use the money to support her summer internship at Venues Today.  CCMA received only one scholarship application, so only one grant was awarded.

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Congratulations to the 2013-14 CCMA Excellence in Student Media contest winners

More than 150 students and advisers turned out Saturday for our annual awards ceremony in San Diego. Congratulations to all the winners. A list of winners, with judges’ comments, can be downloaded here: CCMA Contest Results 2013-14 or check out our social story below.


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CCMA Excellence in College Media Awards Banquet: March 1 in San Diego

More than 150 students and advisers have signed up to attend the CCMA awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 in the Kon Tiki Ballroom of the Catamaran Hotel.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at cacollegemedia@gmail.com with any last minute questions.

See you soon!

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CCMA Summer 2014 Career Development Scholarship application

The California College Media Association seeks applications for the CCMA Career Development Scholarship. This scholarship is designed to give financial assistance to a student who needs support in order to pursue his or her studies or practical experience. One example of how this scholarship could be used would be to help make an unpaid internship this summer more sustainable.

The CCMA board will award two applicants with grants of $1,000 each. Applicants’ place of employment will not play a factor in the board’s decision. Applicants must be CCMA members.

How to apply: Please submit all of the following by May 12, 2014.

  1. Complete application form: Download the application form.
  2. Email application, resume, transcript and work samples: After filling out your application form, you will send it along with the following documents, all in PDF format, by email to cacollegemedia@gmail.com with the subject line SCHOLARSHIP.

• Resume: Please include your educational background and work history.

• Unofficial transcript: Please attach your most-recent transcript.

• One letter of recommendation: This letter should be from a professional who is familiar with your journalism experience and/or academic progress.

• Work samples: Please note that these will not be returned. Please include five work samples, including the name of the publication in which they were published and publication dates. Working links to online work are acceptable.

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Register for CCMA 2014 Awards Banquet on March 1 in San Diego

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ACP in San Diego

Join us for our annual awards banquet dinner, honoring California’s best in college media, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Kon Tiki Ballroom. We are teaming up with the Associated Collegiate Press at its 30th National College Journalism Convention, Feb. 27-March 2, 2014, at The Catamaran Resort in San Diego. NOTE: This registration only covers the CCMA banquet.

Banquet ticket prices:  $60 for members; $80 for non-members. The price at the door for members will be $75 per ticket and $80 per ticket for non-members. Tickets are non-refundable.

DEADLINE to register for CCMA banquet: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

For a full schedule, travel and hotel details, and to sign up to attend the conference, visit the ACP site or http://www.studentpressblogs.org/acpjournalismconvention/

If you have any questions, email cacollegemedia@gmail.com.

To sign up, please fill out the registration form below. If you are paying via credit card, use the PayPal option below the form.

If you are paying via credit card, use the PayPal option below and will be able to make your payment.


Or, send check, payable to CCMA,

c/o Melissa Lalum, Daily Sundial

CCMA Banquet Registration

CSU Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91330-8258

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CCMA call for entries for 2013 Excellence in Student Media Awards

The CCMA is seeking entries for the 2013  California College Media Competition. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 6, 2013. Follow these instructions to enter the contest:

1. Download the forms and read the rules and details about the competition.

2. Complete the membership form below:

3. Renew your membership with a check payable to CCMA or submit your $125 payment via PayPal below.





4. Compile your entries. Follow the guidelines in the video below:
 


 

5. Mail payment (if necessary), entry form(s), adviser signature page, one disk with visual entries and actual entries to:
California College Media Competition
c/o Barbara Kingsley
CSULB
Dept. of Journalism
1250 Bellflower Blvd. SSPA 024
Long Beach, Calif. 90840-4601

Questions? Contact Barbara Kingsley, bkingsle@csulb.edu, or call 562-985-5779.

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Vote for CCMA 2013-14 Board of Directors

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CCMA 2012 Excellence in Student Media Award Winners

Congratulations to all the winners at CCMA’s Excellence in Student Media Awards Banquet held Saturday night at San Jose State. More than 150 students and advisers attended the event. Earlier in the day CCMA held a career workshop in which students got to network with professionals from the Bay Area and receive advice on jump starting their careers.

The Daily Californian at UC Berkeley won general excellence in both the print and online categories for daily newspapers. The UC San Diego Guardian took home general excellence in print for weeklies and the El Don at Santa Ana College was the general excellence winner in print for publications that publish less than once a week. In the magazine category, CSU Fullerton’s Tusk Magazine won first place for genreal excellence.

The following are the lists of winners with comments provided by the judges (some judges did not provide comments). If there any any mistakes here or on a certificate/plaque you received, please email: cacollegemedia@gmail.com and we will send you  a correct document. If your school did not attend the event, CCMA will mail your awards in the coming weeks.

 

CCMA Contest Results 2012-Print

 

CCMA Contest Results 2012-Online

 

CCMA Contest Results 2012-Magazine

 

CCMA Contest Results 2012-Advertising

Special thanks to the judges at news outlets throughout California for their time and effort in reviewing the hundreds of entries from nearly 40 colleges.

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