City Times given top honors by journalism organizations

Amanda Rhoades

City Times was named third best college newspaper and second best college news website at the San Diego Press Club’s 39th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Oct. 23 at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.

Fernando Yates and Troy Orem were awarded first-place in the feature layout and design category, while Anulak Singphiphat also took third in the category. 

Orem also won third in the photography category, and with Singphiphat took third for their cover design, “Don’t Glorify War.”

Sandra Galindo won first place for column writing and Michael Liggins took third in sports writing. Tom Andrew received third place in the review category.

City Times also won several awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges’ Southern California conference Oct. 6 at CSU Fullerton.

Writer and designer Mariel Mostacero won second-place in the on-the-spot competition for news judgement/layout in broadsheet, as well as fourth-place in the on-the-spot opinion writing category.

Mail-in entries from last year’s City Times staff also yielded a number of awards, including one for general newspaper excellence.

Orem received second-place for the photo story/essay category as well as honorable mention; Galindo also received honorable mention in the column writing category. 

Singphiphat won third-place in the front page layout-tabloid category and received honorable mention in the inside page layout-tabloid category.