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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
The California College Media Association seeks applications for its first ever 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 20, 2013.
- Completed application form (below)
- 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 email@example.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.
April 19-20, 2013 @ San Jose State University
Thank you for registering for our CCMA event. We have a full weekend planned for students, advisers and some families attending to see their students win.
The following are some key details to know in advance and a link to a map of the general area around campus.
Friday, April 19 — Student mixer at Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge and Restaurant
Saturday, April 20
8 -9 a.m.: Registration and welcome — Career workshop
All sessions in Loma Prieta Room at the Student Union
9:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. : Resume, cover letter and portfolio critiques
Umunhum Room, Student Union
Get your materials reviewed by experienced media professionals.
- Kim Komenich, assistant photography professor, San Jose State
- Dave Smith, digital advertising and media expert
For details on the workshop’s presenters, critiquers and recruiters, click here.
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: The real world
Lean what it’s like to work in journalism today from recent grads:
- Cate Cauguiran, reporter, KPIX 5
- Julio Lara, sports writer, San Mateo Daily Journal
- Suzanne Yada, senior web producer, Center for Investigative Reporting
- Donovan Farnham, web producer, San Jose Mercury News
10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.: Linking up
Social media tips and tricks to help land a job with Luther Jackson, a program manager at NOVA, the non-profit, federally-funded employment and training agency in Sunnyvale that provides customer-focused workforce development services
12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.: Lunch and Keynote with Ken Kobre, photojournalist
Boxed lunch provided in Loma Prieta Room, Student Union
Professor Ken Kobré directs the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, the San Francisco Examiner and numerous other publications. Kobre also is the producer of the hour-long documentary “Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photojournalists.”
1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.: Perfecting the interview
Learn how to present your best self so that you can land the job, led by Jennifer Aquino, CCMA board member, NDNU lecturer, writer and editor.
2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Speed meet and greet with recruiters
Heard of speed dating? Well, this is our twist on it. Get a chance to meet with a variety of professionals and hear what they are looking for when hiring new employees and recent college grads.
3:15 p.m: Closing remarks
6 p.m.: CCMA Excellence in Student Media Awards Dinner & Banquet
Loma Prieta Room, Student Union
Join student media throughout the state in celebrating exemplary work at our annual awards ceremony.
Dress: We leave that up to you. In the past some students have dressed up. That said, we recommend casual to semi-formal. This is California, so anything goes!
April 20, 2013 @ San Jose State University
Cate Cauguiran is a reporter for KPIX 5. She was selected as part of the CBS News Development Program, a fast track to network. She joins KPIX 5 from Medford, Oregon. She was the morning anchor, producer and multimedia journalist for KTVL News 10.
Cate graduated from the University of Southern California with her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations, focusing on foreign policy analysis and culture, gender and global civil society in 2008. She returned to her alma mater for her master’s degree in Communication Management in 2010 with a thesis on social media and broadcasting.
Cate started her journalism career interning for KCBS/KCAL, NBC Nightly News and at her college station, Annenberg TV News. She calls herself a “third culture kid.” She is Filipina and a military brat who grew up onU.S. bases in Japan. When she’s not in the newsroom, she’s exploring the food, culture, music and outdoors of the Bay Area.
As a recruiter for the Bay Area News Group Crystal Diaz is committed to attracting and helping candidates navigate the selection and interview process. I recruit exclusively for our advertising sales group and specialize in full cycle sales recruitment. Previously, she worked as a national sales coordinator for 3 years before moving into the recruiting role at Bay Area News Group. She has also worked in outside sales, territory management, sales training and customer service. Crystal earned her Bachelors of Science in 2007 and MBA in 2013 – both from Santa Clara University. She is passionate about how companies utilize and mobilize their workforce. Her future goals include gaining more strategic human resources and talent management experience and shifting into a role where she can help her organization shape a more productive and satisfied workforce.
As global public relations manager at Dolby Laboratories, Brian assists in the development and execution of corporate communications strategies, helping grow Dolby reputation as a thought leader and protecting the company’s reputation through external issues and crisis management planning. Brian brings nearly eight years of experience in technology public relations. During his time with Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, he has worked on behalf of numerous Adobe business groups including the education, enterprise, digital video/audio, and Flash Platform teams. Brian has also held corporate communications roles in stints with AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Johnson & Johnson.
Throughout his academic career, Brian was awarded the Bernays Cup National Student Writing Award, the PRSA NJ Pre-Professional of the Year Award, the Professor Sydney Gross Memorial Scholarship, University of the Pacific’s “Graduate Student of the Year” and the PRSSA Gold Key. He also served as an executive board member with PRSSA’s 2004 Chapter of the Year, Rowan University. In 2004, Brian graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in communication—public relations from Rowan University, and two years later, he received his graduate degree in mass communication from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. A native of Raritan, N.J., he claims that he’s heard every joke about his home state and says only half of them are true. Brian also enjoys working out, playing center field for his city softball team, trying out new restaurants in the city, performing with his band, and dying a little harder each time his beloved New York Mets don’t make it to the playoffs.
Donovan Farnham is the night and verticals Web producer for the San Jose Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group. He’s responsible for managing the late-breaking news on the company’s three major websites and social media feeds for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prior to working at the Mercury News, Donovan worked as a photography, editorial and Web intern for the Silicon Valley Business Journal and as a freelance photographer for the Silicon Valley Community Newspaper group. Before graduating from San Jose State in 2011, he worked at the Spartan Daily as a reporter, photographer, online editor and the paper’s first full-time technology editor. Donovan also worked on a documentary trip that went to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The documentary explored immigration rights and the effect of the real estate bubble burst had on the two major cities within the United Arab Emirates.
Owner of Genesis Photos and former photographer with the San Francisco Chronicle photographer.
Luther Jackson is a program manager at NOVA, the non-profit, federally-funded employment and training agency in Sunnyvale that provides customer-focused workforce development services. One of his primary tasks has been managing labor market research studies designed to help NOVA and its customers gain a more sophisticated understanding of the dynamic Silicon Valley economy and the impacts on job seekers, employers, educators and other stakeholders.
Prior to joining NOVA in 2009, Luther was executive officer of the San Jose Newspaper Guild. Before moving to California, he was a reporter at the Detroit Free Press, where he reported on the Michigan economy and several of the state’s Fortune 500 companies. Luther is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a board member of the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley. He is married to Cecilia Deck, who is chair of the journalism department chair at De Anza College in Cupertino.
Kim Komenich is an assistant professor for new media studies at San Jose State University. He received his MA in Journalism in 2007 from the Missouri School of Journalism, where he studied the history and practice of multimedia photojournalism. He worked as a staff photographer and editor for the San Francisco Examiner (1982-2000) and the San Francisco Chronicle(2000-2009.) He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for photographs of the Philippine Revolution he made while on assignment for the Examiner.
Komenich has photographed the ramifications of conflict in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and most recently in Iraq, where photos from his three trips to the Sunni Triangle in 2005 earned him the Military Reporters and Editors’ Association’s 2006 Photography Award for large circulation newspapers. He has received the national Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the 1983 World Press Photo News Picture Story Award, and three National Headliner Awards. He is a 2005 recipient of the Clifton C. Edom Education Award and the 2010 Humanitarian Award from the National Press Photographers’ Association. He was a 1993-94 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a fall 2001 teaching fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies at U.C. Berkeley. He was named an Ochberg Fellow in 2006 by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University.
His current project “Revolution Revisited” is a multiple-platform retrospective of his 1980’s work in the Philippines. Komenich has reconnected with and interviewed two dozen of his 1980’s photo subjects and he is producing a book, a documentary film, an interactive website and an eBook, as well as U.S. and international exhibitions. The project received the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 Journalism Innovation award.
Julio Lara is a proud child of the Bay Area by way of Daly City, Calif. — home is now Burlingame but has been anywhere from San Jose to Oakland to San Francisco. Currently, he’s a sports and entertainment reporter for the award-winning San Mateo Daily Journal and a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program at San Francisco State University. In addition to his writing, Julio is a multiple Peninsula Press Club award winner in page and graphic design.
Prior to finding his way onto the Daily Journal editorial staff, Julio spent two years as a Production Artist where he designed for the sales team. He cut his teeth in daily journalism via the Bay Area News Group, where he was a sports correspondent for two years. When he’s not working, Julio puts in time on a very bad poetry collection and fantasizes about writing a decent screenplay one day.
David L. Smith
David L. Smith is an internationally recognized digital advertising and media expert. As a pioneer of new media application, media strategy, planning and metrics he participated in the creation of first-generation advertising technologies and is an expert on all aspects of metrics in the digital marketplace.
David’s advisory board and industry committee involvement has included the 4A’s, ARF, IAB, I-COM, sfBIG and OPA, where he works to establish and refine standards in metrics, business practices and financial issues for interactive advertising. He was recently inducted into the sfBIG Hall of Fame in recognition of his trailblazing media career that has included continued digital media innovation and a voice of the industry that has always continued to look forward.
newsroom of these Gannett newspapers and digital sites in Salinas. He has extensive experience in directing the reporting, writing, editing, design and production of award-winning daily newspapers and sports sections.
Suzanne Yada is the senior web producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she helps maintain the content for all of CIR’s websites. She has worked as a social media strategist for the San Francisco Public Press, an independent nonprofit news organization in San Francisco. She’s also been a web producer at the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. She was previously a copy editor for the Visalia Times-Delta, a daily newspaper in the heart of Central California. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in at least nine media-related start ups.
Join us for an exciting weekend focused on careers in the media industry and our annual awards dinner, honoring California’s best in college media.
DEADLINE: April 8, 2013.
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UPDATED hotel information: The rooms at the Hilton San Jose have been filled. We also have a block of rooms at the Sainte Claire Westin for the same $99 rate. Please contact the hotel at 408-295-2000 and ask for the “celebration” rate. Or book online at www.thesainteclaire.com by selecting the appropriate dates and typing “celebration” into the promotional code field.
The hotels are within walking distance of campus and all of the weekend’s events.
Click here for a map of San Jose State.
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The annual CCMA career conference and Excellence in Student Media Awards banquet will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at San Jose State University.
A social event for students is also planned for Friday, April 19. The career conference will be held during the day on April 20 and the awards banquet will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Hotel rooms will be available at the Hilton-San Jose ($99 for a single/double; $119 for a triple; $139 for a quad). Stay tuned for an email in the coming weeks to find out if you are a finalist. A flier with all the details and registration information will also be coming soon. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCMA is seeking entries for the 2012 California College Media Competition. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 10, 2012. Follow these instructions to enter the contest:
1. Download and read the rules and details about the competition. CCMA Contest Form 2012
2. If you are new to CCMA, fill out the membership form and send it in with your entry.
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, entry form(s), adviser signature page, one disk with visual entries and actual entries to:
California College Media Competition
c/o Barbara Kingsley
Dept. of Journalism
1250 Bellflower Blvd. SSPA 024
Long Beach, Calif. 90840-4601
Questions? Contact Amy Emmert, email@example.com, or call 424-652-8644.
Cal-JEC and CCMA hosted a forum addressing the assault on journalism on Oct. 19 at CSU Northridge. Nearly 40 journalism advisers and educators attended the event that focused on issues facing our industry.
The event started with a panel discussion featuring a variety of media outlets from Southern California. Panelists Dennis Foley from the Orange County Register, Virginia Gaglianone from La Opinión, Gretchen Macchiarella from the Ventura County Star and Tony Pierce from KPCC talked about recent changes in their newsrooms and to the field of journalism.
Following the panel, advisers and educators met in breakout sessions to discuss pressing issues in journalism education, including budget cutbacks, threats to programs, censorship, issues with administration, and changes in curriculum and technology.
Special thanks to CNPA and Cal-JEC for sponsoring the session.
The California Journalism Education Coalition, with the help of CCMA and CSU Northridge, hosts a free forum for journalism educators and advisers on Friday, Oct. 19 at CSU Northridge. The event features roundtable discussions in which you can share what’s working and not working on your campus, and get encouragement and advice from your colleagues. The summit will also feature a panel of media professionals from The Orange County Register, The Ventura County Star, La Opinión and KPCC. They will talk about shifts in their newsrooms and what these changes mean for you, your students and journalism.
For details and directions, see below.
Please fill out a survey so we can help Cal-JEC plan for the event.
Directions to CSU Northridge:
Parking is $6 in the G3 structure. The event will be held in the University Student Union’s Flintridge Room on the second floor. Lunch will be provided.
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