LCCC took home 11 honors at the 2020 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards held by the Press Club of Cleveland via a Zoom conference on Aug.7, 2020.
The Collegian won nine honors and the Boom Radio won two honors in the Best Print Newspaper Story 2 year/trade school category.
The first place for the Best News went to Oscar Rosado, editor of The Collegian, for his story titled “Coping with anxiety issues in the classroom.” LCCC also won third place in this category for “Art center helps fight mental health stigma” written by Quentin Pardon, assistant editor of The Collegian.
Pardon also took both first and second places in Best Sports category. His story titled “Volleyball team comes up short in tournament play” took first place while “Junior college offers benefits for transferring athletes” took second place.
LCCC’s Journalism students also took all winning spots of first, second and third for Features. First place was won by Pardon for a story titled “Stop the vaping, save the living.” The second place went to a story written by Madelyn Hill titled “LCCC students bring typewriters back to life.” Third place spot was won by Jayne Giese for the story “One international student’s journey for a U.S. education.”
The Boom Radio won both first and second spots for Best radio/podcast news story. They are: “Career Exploration Podcast— SoYou Want to be in Broadcasting” by Janet Maltbie, first place, and “Dabble Podcast” by Jim Lanigan, second place.
The final winning category for LCCC of the night was for Best Online Reporting. The Collegian took both spots for the third time of the night, going out with a bang. First place went to Weliton DeOliveira for his story “Facts and concerns of internet addiction for students and youths.” Giese took second place with her story “College offers ways to prevent cardiovascular disease.”