VIDEO: City Times Media honored with national awards

The College Media Association Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and individual workin the nation

Diangela Veras and Vicky Pineda

Vicky Pineda (right) poses with Diangela Veras weeks before the pandemic in a promotional photo. City College photo

Joel Garcia and Assad Khalilzadeh

The College Media Association has released the winners of its 2020-21 Pinnacle Awards and San Diego City College’s student media organization earned a pair of major honors.

City Times Media was honored with first place in two categories: best two-year media outlet and best two-year website.

CTTV Newscene also took third place in the two-year TV station of the year category. 

 “We have an awesome team that, despite the struggles of the pandemic, we worked so hard, from home,” said Vicky Pineda, who was City Times co-editor-in-chief last fall and CTM operations manager in the spring. “A lot of us put in a lot of work to get the best stories out. I’m so glad that our hard work is getting the recognition it deserves.”

City Times Media brings together five media partners, City Times, CTTV, CT Sound, CityScene and City Indie Film.

City Times is the digital news partner for City Times Media. It started over 75 years ago as the campus newspaper, and has evolved into a digital-first, award-winning news website.

CTTV is the television news partner for City Times Media. It is the home of Newscene, which won a regional student Emmy in the spring.

CT Sound is the radio and podcast partner for City Times Media. During the spring 2021 semester, the staff debuted News Radio Midday, a twice-weekly program broadcast on 88.3 HD-2 and SoundCloud. Podcasts produced by all of CTM can be found on Anchor.

CityScene is the magazine partner for City Times Media. New for spring 2021, CityScene is an art and culture magazine by the staff of City Times.

Indie Film provides an outlet for students to produce and showcase a range of film projects.

CMA represents those who advise the nation’s collegiate media newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and electronic media organizations. Its mission is to support student media programs and professionals through education and community.