City Times staff wins general excellence award

City Times recieved a  General Excellence award amoung community colleges for its publications from spring semester.

That top award was one of several the staff received  at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ 2011 SoCal Conference at CSU Fullerton Oct. 14 and 15.

The conference gives community college newspaper staffs a chance to compete on site, attend seminars on a variety of topics related to journalism, and provides networking opportunities.

City Times placed in several competitions at the conference.

Anulak Singphiphat, the current Edit-in-Chief, won second place, and Troy orem, the current Photo Editor, won an honorable mention in the Tabloid Layout and News Judgment category.

Brian Lett placed third in the News Story category and Orem received an honorable mention in the News Photo category.

Joseph Stremlau received third place for his entry for the Opinion category,

Singphiphat won an honorable mention for his entry to the Ad Design category.

Singphiphat and Ernesto Lopez, the former Editor-in-Chief, were given a second place award for Front Page Layout.

These awards are in addition to several awards the “City Times” won over the summer including:  Best Newspaper from the Society of Professional Journalist San Diego Pro Chapter in the College Media category and Best in Show from the San Diego County Fair.