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The Union newspaper and Warrior Life magazine win awards at state, regional and national levels

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The Union newspaper and Warrior Life magazine win awards at state, regional and national levels

Members of The Union pose with the David L. Adams Apple Award. The Union received first place for 'Best Tweet.' March 13, 2019. Photo credit: Justin Traylor

Members of The Union pose with the David L. Adams Apple Award. The Union received first place for 'Best Tweet.' March 13, 2019. Photo credit: Justin Traylor

Members of The Union pose with the David L. Adams Apple Award. The Union received first place for 'Best Tweet.' March 13, 2019. Photo credit: Justin Traylor

Members of The Union pose with the David L. Adams Apple Award. The Union received first place for 'Best Tweet.' March 13, 2019. Photo credit: Justin Traylor

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El Camino College’s newspaper, The Union, and magazine Warrior Life was recognized with a number of awards for work done in the fall 2018 and spring 2018 semesters.

The California College Media Association holds annual state-level competitions and recognized The Union newspaper and Warrior Life magazine 15 times with one first place, six second place, three third place awards and five honorable mentions in the community college division. The two print publications were recognized at the California College Media Association’s banquet which took place in La Jolla, California on Saturday, March 2.

In another competition, The College Media Association recognized Fernando Haro at their annual New York City convention with the David L. Adams Apple Award for best student media tweet in the nation, competing with two- and four-year colleges.

The Society of Professional Journalists recognized The Union’s online news site, eccunion.com, and two students as regional finalists. The winners, who will be announced at the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual March Las Vegas conference, will advance to the national stage.

Here is a full list of awardees:

  • Apple Award (national first place), College Media Association, Best Tweet, Fernando Haro
  • First place, Magazine Photo, California College Media Association, Jorge Villa
  • Second place, Magazine Column, California College Media Association, Amanda Alvarez
  • Second place, Feature Story, California College Media Association, Melanie Chacon
  • Second place, Editorial, California College Media Association, Ryan Guitare
  • Second place, Feature Photo, California College Media Association, Jack Kan
  • Second place, News Photo, California College Media Association, Miyung Kim
  • Second place, Newspaper Column, California College Media Association, Esteban Mendez
  • Third place, Newspaper Design, California College Media Association, The Union
  • Third place, News Series, California College Media Association, Fernando Haro
  • Third place, Non-Breaking News Story, California College Media Association, Jose Tobar
  • Honorable mention, Newspaper General Excellence, California College Media Association, The Union
  • Honorable mention, Magazine General Excellence, California College Media Association, Warrior Life
  • Honorable mention, Front Page Design, California College Media Association, Zach Hatakeyama
  • Honorable mention, Magazine Story, California College Media Association, SarahDesmond
  • Honorable mention, Breaking News Story, California College Media Association, Quinn Buffandeau
  • Regional Finalist, Best Affiliated Website, The Society of Professional Journalists, The Union
  • Regional Finalist, Best Sports Photo, The Society of Professional Journalists, Darwyn Samayoa
  • Regional Finalist, Best Breaking News Photo, The Society of Professional Journalists, Miyung Kim

Updated 10:16 a.m. on March 14: Corrections were made for accuracy purposes.

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