City Times staffers win awards from San Diego Press Club

Staff members from City Times went home with several awards Oct. 26 from the San Diego Press Club.

The awards follow honors given to City Times before the start of the semester from the Society of Professional Journalists and San Diego County Fair.

City Times took second place for Best College Newspaper, along with seven other awards, June 22 at the Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet. The paper also won a First Place ribbon in this year’s Student Showcase at the San Diego County Fair plus Best in Class for its feature coverage.

The Press Club’s Oct. 26 banquet was held this year at Chuey’s restaurant downtown, at which five staff members won awards:

n Lauren Ciallella – current Arts editor, second place review for write-up on Indigo Grill restaurant
n Mauro Aragon – second place front-page design for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campus visit
n Dashiell Kuhr – third place front-page design for Iraq War protest coverage
n Nicole Ribera – third place feature layout for Language Day coverage
n Cindy Wimer – Fall 2005 editor-in-chief, second place award for opinion about abortion debate

At SPJ’s banquet in June, staff members won seven awards:
n Feature Story Second Place: Dashiell Kuhr, Finding success in the middle
Honorable Mention: Judy Sarup, Born out of necessity
n Review/Criticism Second Place Lauren Ciallella, Sushi Deli 2 Ranks No. 1
n Headline First Place: Lauren Ciallella, The Whine of Sideways
Second Place: Jonathan Pivar, Ensalada Just North of Ensenada

“It makes the reader want to read the review. Quirky hed that sums up the reviewer’s opinion of film in a nutshell,” judges commented about Ciallella’s winning headline for her review about the movie “Sideways.”

nPhotography Honorable Mention: Mike Sullivan, Basketball has Eye on Repeat Championship
n Layout & Design Second Place: Sandi Garcia, City Times Wins Key Grant