The Union and Warrior Life receive awards at national journalism competitions

Staff members of EC’s newspaper The Union and magazine Warrior Life took home awards at national journalism conferences and competitions, including, Associated Collegiate Press and California College Media Association.

The awards are as followed:

Journalism Association of Community College State Competition

The Union won General Excellence for its online content

The Union Editor-In-Chief Zach Hatakeyama received honorable mention for an infographic of Amazon and bookstore prices and News Story. He also received fourth place for Best Inside Page Layout.

Warrior Life Editor-In-Chief Sarah Desmond received fourth place for Best News Story.

Former Staff Writer Oshari Arnett received third place for Column Writing.

Former Photo Editor Jorge Villa received an honorable mention for Feature Photo.

Former Staff Photographer John Lopez received fourth place for Feature Photo.

Associated Collegiate Press

The Union received Sixth Place for Best of Show among two-year colleges.

Warrior Life was ranked eighth nationally.

California College Media Association

The Union recieved third-place awards in its category for best overall newspaper design and won honorable mention for overall newspaper excellence.

Former Staff Writer Karla Henry received first place in the community college division for best news video with her “Girls in the Garage” presentation.

Former Staff Writer Don Perez received a second place award in the non-news video category for his work on the “Librarian of Horror” piece and won third place award for his feature story on the same topic.

Jorge Villa was awarded second place for Best Magazine Photo for his centerpiece photo accompanying the story “Amor y Tragedia.” in Warrior Life Magazine. Villa also received an honorable mention for his “A Seat at the Table” photo illustration.

Zach Hatakeyama won third place for Best Infographic for his chart comparing bookstore and Amazon prices. Hatakeyama also received Third Place for Best Inside Page Spread with his “Lord Roka” page design.

Staff Writer Emma DiMaggio won third place for Best News Photo for her image of kneeling football players.