By Jesus Figueroa
East Los Angeles College Campus News won three awards in competion against community colleges and universities at the California College Media Association’s 30th National College Journalism Convention.
The awards ceremony took place at the Kon Tiki Ballroom of the Catamaran Resort in San Diego last Saturday.
Campus News art director Lindsey Maeda took first place for her “It’s more than a hat” Campus News ad.
Editor-in-chief Danny Vasquez and Maeda won second place for the front page layout of issue nine “Don’t Panic” from Fall 2013.
Former Editor-in-Chief Megan Perry won third place for her opinion “Gustavo Arellano upsets ELAC’s graduating class of 2013,” published online June 12 of last year.
Campus News competed with California universities such as the University of California at Santa Cruz, University of California at Irvine and Loyola Marymount University.
The California College Media Association is an organization that works to create communication, organization and leadership with California’s media students and advisers at community colleges and universities.
The organization was founded in 2003 by a group of media advisers.
CCMA hosts an annual training workshop to provide students with the latest innovations in media and a yearly excellence in student media competition showcasing the best in the California.
The mission statement of the CCMA says the organization looks to unite the news media in colleges in California to address problems and issues that college newspapers face.
In doing so, the CCMA helps by showing support, nurture and provide resources to editors, advisors and journalists in news media.