Lorain County Community College’s student-run newspaper, The Collegian, received seven accolades in the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Awards. The awards will be presented by the Press
Club of Cleveland at a banquet on June 3 at the House of Blues in Cleveland.
Winning staff members include Alex Delaney-Gesing, Cody Grossman, Kristin Hohman, Olivia Moe, Keith A. Reynolds, and Charlotte Weiss.
Delaney-Gesing won the award for Best Print Feature Story for a trade/2-year school for her story “A victim of violence”. The story chronicled the abuse that LCCC student Jennifer Varney suffered at the hands of her boyfriend and the issue of domestic violence across the country.
“Cross country takes 9th at nationals”, written by Grossman and Moe, won Best Print Sports Story for a trade/2-year school. The article details the NJCAA DIII National Championship match, in which
LCCC’s cross country team placed ninth out of 20 teams.
Reynolds, Hohman, Moe, and Weiss all won the honor for Best Online Report for a trade/2-year school for their work on “LCCC president retires”. The article announced Dr. Roy Church’s retirement from LCCC after nearly 30 years at the institution. “Dr. Church retires”, also written by Reynolds, Hohman, Moe, and Weiss, received the award for Best Print Newspaper Story for a trade 2-year
“Students struggle with obesity”, written by Weiss, received two honors, one for Best Online Report, and the second for Best Print Feature Story. The story follows LCCC graduate and adjunct faculty, Norene Bohannon, as she struggles with obesity and shared her weight-loss success.
The entire Collegian staff also won for Best Print Feature story for “Thanksgiving memories”, where each member of the staff wrote about his or her favorite holiday memory.
Each spring, the Press Club of Cleveland acknowledges the best in print, online, and broadcast journalism. Journalists across the country judge the hundreds of entries that are submitted. The awards ceremony will be held on June 3 at the Cleveland House of Blues.