Local college newspaper receives Best of Show at journalism convention

IECN photo RCC: From left to right: Viewpoints students Mia Magaña, Samantha Bartholomew, Dominique Redfearn, Angel Pena and Diego Lomeli with their Best of Show award at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in La Jolla on March 2.
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Riverside City College’s Viewpoints has again been selected as one of the top student newspapers in the nation.

Viewpoints received a Best of Show award March 2 at the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention in La Jolla, placing fourth among US community college newspapers.

The convention included workshops, an awards ceremony and three keynote speeches.

Viewpoints students entered their November 1 print issue, which covered RCC’s police arriving to move heavy road barriers at the College after emergency personnel had responded to help a student with a health emergency.

The Best of Show award is Viewpoints’ fourth such honor from the Associated Collegiate Press, with the newspaper winning in 2004, 2011 and 2015. The newspaper and its students also received from ACP National Story of the Year awards in 2000, 2003 and 2009 and national Pacemaker awards in 2004 and five All-American awards since 1998.

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