The Union attended the virtual 2020 Associated College Press and College Media Association Fall National College Media Convention.

Staff members from both The Union and Warrior Life had a chance to learn valuable skills in various workshops presented by journalism professionals all across the country during the three-day convention.

Here are some awards the El Camino College Journalism Department received at the convention:

Best of Show Awards

Feature Magazine:

Ninth Place – Warrior Life

Website (Two-Year Campus):

Second Place – The Union

Best Profile:

Third Place – Kevin Caparoso, Warrior Life

Best Viral Video:

Honorable Mention – Christian Moreno, The Union

Individual Awards:


Tenth Place – Mari Inagaki, The Union

COVID-19 Reporting:

First Place – Stories from our communities: Part One, by The Union Staff

ACP Pacemakers 2020 Awards

COVID-19 Coverage Print or Digital :

COVID-19 Design/Visuals – Honorable Mention, Warrior Life Staff

Design of the Year:

Magazine Page/Spread: Honorable Mention – Kevin Caparoso, Warrior Life

Photo of the Year:

Feature Photo: Second Place – Cameron Klassen, The Union

Individual Awards ACP:

Reporter of the Year:

Second Place – Fernando Haro, The Union

Story of the Year:

Feature Story:

Honorable Mention – Humanitarian pushes through traumatic past to help others, by Fernando Haro, The Union


Fourth Place – Administrators need to issue parking permits this month, by Omar Rashad, The Union

Diversity Story:

Fourth Place – She Can Do It Too, by Kevin Caparoso, Warrior Life

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