LCCC students win All-Ohio Journalism Awards – Morning Journal

The middle schoolerwhich is the student newspaper of Lorain County Community College, won nine All-Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards at this year’s awards ceremony on June 10 at the House of Blues.

The Cleveland Press Club presented these awards to honor both two-year colleges and professional journalists for their diligence in print, broadcast, podcasting and photography.

“These stories that we write, they have a message,” said Clifford Anthony, a journalism professor at LCCC, who runs the journalism program and is an adviser to The Collegian. “Students here don’t write typical stories, they go very in depth and that’s why we win awards.”

It was the Press Club’s first in-person ceremony since the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

For most of the students, like editor Lauren Hoffman, it was the first time they had been invited to the awards ceremony.

“It’s amazing,” said Hoffman, who won two first-place awards. “I wanted to be a writer since I was a kid.

“To be able to win these awards and slowly start a career as a journalist…it’s like a dream.”

The Collegian staff receiving recognition included:

• Destiny Torres, James Baron, First Place – Best Printed Newspaper Article

• Oscar Rosado and Christina Yuhasz, Second Place – Best Printed Newspaper Article

• Torres, First Place: Best Printed Sports Story

• Hayden Lowstetter, Second Place: Best Printed Sports Story

• Hoffman, First Place: Best Print Feature

• James Wade, second place: best impression element

• Hoffman, Third Place: Best Print Feature

“These students are hard-working and extremely dedicated,” Anthony said. “They want to pursue a career in journalism and that is reflected in their stories and their writing.”

Hoffman and Torres are currently freelance writers for The Morning Journal. Rosado was also a freelance writer.

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