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PLACE COLLEGE ENTRANT NAME(S) STORY/ITEM NAME JUDGES' COMMENTS AWARDED California College Media Association 2012 Excellence in Student Media Awards *** A = Daily Newspapers; B= Weekly Newspapers; C= Less than Weekly Newspaper General Excellence A 1 1st UC Berkeley The Daily Californian Empty Seats Clean, sophisticated design, great interplay between different typefaces. Great use of layers with centerpieces. Good architecture on pages. Polished. A 1 2nd Daily Bruin Daily Bruin Independents claim Great newspaper, good use of graphics, nice typography A 1 3rd Cal State Fullerton The Daily Titan Obama B 1 1st UC San Diego The Guardian Student Victory Beautiful presentation, nice architecture on the page, good use of white space. Clean professional looking paper. Nice print quality. B 1 2nd Chico State The Orion Greek system suspended Nice typography, good use of graphics. B 1 3rd San Francisco Golden Gate Xpress Cast your ballot Nice use of white space. Judges like the design approach of the State Xpress. C 1 1st Santa Ana College El Don Learning the ropes Excellent tabloid paper. Great use of color inside, great interplay between different typefaces. Every page had something to like. C 1 2nd Palomar College The Telescope The issue at hand Good overall design C 1 3rd none Overall Design A 2 1st Cal State Daily Sundial Culture Clash/Prop 30 Professional looking and clean. Sophisticated design and execution on Northridge the Green Issue cover. A 2 2nd USC Daily Trojan USC sweat free /USC defining Clean execution. Judges especially like the "USC: Defining the the moment moment" wraps A 2 3rd UC Berkeley The Daily Californian Holistic Review under fire Clean, readable newspaper. Nice typography. Great use of Graphic as centerpiece on front page and other sections. Great food section. B 2 1st Biola University Chimes Donuts with DBC Nice clean typography, great use of photos, beautiful features pages B 2 2nd UC San Diego The Guardian Student Victory Clean typography, good use of photos. B 2 3rd Chico State The Orion Men's hoops celebrate C 2 1st Santa Ana College El Don Magic Moment Professional looking and clean. Sophisticated design good use of typography. Wonderful print quality. C 2 2nd Palomar College The Telescope Do we have the time Many things to like about this paper. Integration of graphics and stories, conceptual solutions and clean design. C 2 3rd Contra Costa The Advocate Noldon prepares to lead College Best News Series A 3 1st UC Berkeley Megan Messerly, Gautham The purpose of a news series is to go beyond daily, event-driven Thomas, Alyssa Neumann, coverage and make readers think about an issue in a fresh way. The Alex Beryhill and staff Daily Californian series did just that with affirmative action. Pegged to a U.S. Supreme Court case about the role of race in the admissions process, the series went deeper than just reciting the arguments on both sides. I particularly enjoyed the story about how officials feared that California's ban on affirmative action at public institutions would eventually lead to a less diverse faculty, a concern I hadn't read about before. All four parts were also easy to read, which is no small feat when you're dealing with a complicated topic. A 3 2nd Stanford University Kristian Davis Bailey and staff A 3 3rd UCLA Andra Lim, Kylie Reynolds and staff B 3 1st UC Riverside Eric Gamboa, Sandy Van and The articles covered the defacement of an Israeli flag on campus and Carrie Meng and staff the resulting fallout as the school community grappled with its response. The topic was important, the writing clear and concise, and the articles well conceptualized. B 3 2nd UC Riverside Staff Series on accreditation of the universitys medical school B 3 3rd CSU Humboldt Staff Series on overcrowding and lack of availability of courses for students. C 3 1st Santa Ana College C. Harold Pierce, Brian Sudden Impact Concussions This was a good example of enterprise reporting that raised important, McKeon and staff uncomfortable questions and placed the reporting in good context.

CATEGORY

C C Best Breaking News A A A B

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Palomar College Ian Hanner and staff Santa Ana College Margarita Vela and staff

Student success task force Task Force Alters Higher ED

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USC

Daily Trojan/Melissa Caskey, Chloe Stepney UCLA Daily Bruin/Jillian Beck, Kylie Reynolds CSU Northridge Daily Sundial/Melissa Simon, Loren Townsley Loyola Marymount Loyolan/Zaneta Pereira University

2 graduate students shot dead Standoff ends in arrest Arrests made in murder case

Solid job of reporting on a tragic double murder. Good use of quotes. Good narrative lead added to human quality of story.

B B C C C Best News Story (non-breaking) A

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Jesuit accused of sexual Excellent story with good background information. Solid research on molestation spent 15 years at history of priest involved in sexual abuse scandal LMU Loyola Marymount Loyolan/Adrien Jarvis, Two students arrested on sexual University Brigette Scobas assault charges San Francisco Golden Gate Express/Angela "Potty Pyro" ignites fiery State University Raiford investigation Santa Ana College elDon/Margarita Vela College installs new cameras Interesting subject reported and written well. Good detail and research into crime on campus Santa Ana College elDon/C. Harold Pierce Trustee's strange speech called Good balanced story on a strange speech. out San Jose City City College Times/Steve Hill Toilet paper caper Appealing headline. Could have had more fun with the theft of toilet College paper rolls from restrooms

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UC Berkeley

Daily California/Soumya Karlamangla

Chancellor Tien was victim of American fear of China

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UCLA CSU Northridge Humboldt State

Daily Bruin/Jillian Beck,

Changing University

Daily Sundial/Christina Cocca Conversion therapy ban challenged The Lumberjack/Luke Dude, where's my fee money? Ramseth The Orion/Quinn Western, Katrina Cameron The Santa Clara/Samantha Juda Los Angeles Collegian/Matthew Mullins The Advocate/Brett Abel Drinking death, hazing allegations suspend Greek system at Chico State Composting rates on the rise DMV cracks down on disabled placard abuse Everything's on the table"

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Chico State

Outstanding investigative reporting showing through FBI documents and interviews how former Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien fell victim to American fear of China in the 1990s. The story is well organized and researched. Strong story examining how UCLA is adapting to systemwide cuts in budgets. Good reader participation through Facebook and tweets. Good examination of a serious public issue. Strong human interest angles covered with good quotes and insight Strong investigative story on fee increases at Humboldt State and whether the money was spent wisely. Story also examined the possibility of future new fees. Well done. Well written story on a serious issue. Strongly researched with good background information on the Green system

B C C

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Santa Clara Los Angeles City College Contra Costa College

Creative investigative story on abuse of disabled placards Good examination on how budget cuts are affecting campus morale and classes.

Best Feature Story A 6

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UCLA

James Barragan

Miles of Memories

Well-written narrative lede forces the reader to stick with the article from graph to graph without giving away the real kicker that Jones father has died until after the jump (although, the subhead gives it away.) Best feature lede of the bunch, while substantive human interest angle makes the article compelling even to readers who may initially be turned off thinking this is a strictly sports piece. Like all good sports writing, the author relates this article to larger themes, in this case, of perseverance, accomplishment and honor of a loved one who has passed.

A A

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UC Berkeley CSU Northridge

Jack Wang Melody Cherchian

Lights, please For for the foreclosed

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UC Irvine

Michael Chin

Down & Out in Aldrich Park

Michael Chins Down & Out in Aldrich Park is a delightful account of an audacious, slightly wacky, possibly illegal stunt: spending a week sleeping outdoors on campus. The idea alone was inspired, but what makes this story a winner is Chins deft narrative, which combines humor, vivid writing and an element of suspense as he describes his week ensconced in a tent deep in UC Irvines Aldrich Park, braving jitters, drunken passers-by and an automatic sprinkler system. There are some lovely turns of phrase: I was then alone, kept awake by arbitrary nighttime noise, ghosts of wind rattling the leaves of my paranoia. And Chin brings an unusual sensibility that can bring the pop of surprise to the story. When a hummingbird flits in front of him, he doesnt find it charming or beautiful; it is, rather, sickeningly dreamlike. Given the potential dangers, this is probably not an idea that should be replicated. But for his imagination, fine writing and sheer chutzpah, Chin deserves this recognition.

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Mills College CSU Bakersfield San Jose City College

Khadija Elgarguri Kat Haas Steve Hill

Doc Martens a symbol of utilitarian fashion style This place is for the dogs The tenuous life of adjunct faculty

Of all the entrants, Steve Hills submission was the best balanced as far as being well written, well reported and dealing with a substantive topic. His topic was the challenges of being a part-time teacher in community colleges. His lede was crisp, readable and to the point. He knew hot to use good quotes, avoiding the practice of simply quoting data. Hill ended with a good quote which wrapped up why despite the financial and other constraints of being, essentially, a 2nd-rung teacher, these people persevered. The story felt complete, both in its reporting, writing and arc.

C C Best Editorial A

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College of San Mateo San Jose City College Cal State Northridge

Erasmo Martinez Matt Narlesky

CSM graduate starts film production company History of the Hunt

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Prop. 30 is a catch-22 that we don't want but need

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UCLA UC Berkeley J.D. Morris Loyola Marymount University Biola University UC San Diego Contra Costa College Palomar College San Jose City College Jon Marinaro Alexandra Waite

UCLA must clarify admissions process. A civics lesson for UCSA Enough with evading the issue, LMU World AIDS day goes by unnoticed at Biola Redefining roles Transfer centers

A no-nonsense take on a statewide issue that combined good writing with research and reporting. An unusually mature perspective from a college paper that easily ranks with the best from daily papers in California. Tightly written, easy to follow and concise view on campus issue. Interesting take on controversial subject matter. Hard-hitting, concise editorial on a very topical subject -- the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal, with a local angle. Tough subject for a church school to tackle but done very well. Interesting take on social issues from a Christian worldview. Nice comprehensive backgrounder on the A.S. Council and issues it's confronting. Packs a lot of information into a tight space, makes solid points about questionable state policies toward the community college system in California. Quirky take on campus elections, with the twist that research reveals how little the candidates change their goals from year to year. Matter-of-fact analysis of sexual harassment on campus.

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C C Best Personal Opinion Column A A

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Bridge to Nowhere The line has been crossed

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USC Fresno State

Francesca Bessey Liana Whitehead

USC must maintain open campus A life lost, a life found

Well written and researched argument on a local university issue also of interest to the greater city at large. Thought provoking. Touching personal essay on how her grandfather's illness affected her life, causing her to quit smoking

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UCLA

Ramsey Ugarte

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Biola University UC Riverside Humboldt State

Chase Andre Colin Markovich Jessica Renae Buxbaum

C C C Best A&E Story A A A B

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Glendale CC California Baptist University Glendale CC

Tatevik Manucharyan Renee Flannery Agnessa Kasumyan

Report clouds free speech rights Good look at an important issue affecting the University of California and society at large. I applaud your willingness to wade into a hornet's nest to write it Ministry takes on new meaning Interesting personal observations written concisely. Very readable Local candidates a Good observations on the failure of candidate forums to elicit any real disappointment responses from candidates programmed to utter platitudes The problem with pot Good lede, draws you into the column. Brought to light some research and tied it to the local campus. May have been bold to write it in the face of disapproval by some students Facebook hinders real-world This essay explores the issue of virtual versus real friendship in an era networking where many people connect mostly online. Good job. Cross does not establish religion Nice lede, draws you into the column. The author does a good job of describing why he believes a mountaintop cross should stay. Politicians need to address The writer wrote an interesting column that was readable and wellglobal warming researched. Student radio host spins to own beat on airwaves, dance floor Play gives voice to formerly incarcerated people The Brilliant Evolution Drawing the chalk line Interesting profile, well written and reported. Unlikely that a cheerleader would also be a successful radio and club DJ.

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San Jose State University Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Fresno State University Humboldt State University

Sage Curtis Allison Montroy Cameron Woolsey Catherine Wong

A nice investigative arts and entertainment news feature. The reporter interviewed several people, including the chalk artist and department heads, and explored an issue that has relevance to students and the university.

B B C

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Loyola Marymount University UC San Diego Glendale Community College San Jose City College Glendale Community College UCLA USC Loyola Marymount University UC San Diego UC Riverside Los Angeles City College Santa Ana College

Tierney Finster Ren Ebel Marlon Miranda

Imago art show exhibits 'conceptually cogent' work How to Write Insane Karen Santiago Dances her Troubles Away Five Women Sculptors show highlights campus talent Chamber Music Class Hits the High Notes

Good use of narrative techniques. A compelling profile of a dancer who has overcome misfortunes in her life. The reporter weaved together an engaging story out of this person's life.

Steve Hill Isiah Reyes

Best A&E Criticism A 10 A B B B C C Best Sports Story A 10 10 10 10 10 10

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Samantha Suchland Louis Lucero II Chelsea Chenelle Arielle Sallai Grace Kang Lauren Arevalo

Celebrity cameos can be challenging TV programs exclude middlebrow audience Fed Up with the Fat Stereotype in Movies and TV Invisible Artists Behind the Web Wreck It Ralph review Shining a Light on Literacy Bootleggers Brews Craft Liquid Gold

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University of Southern California Stanford Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Loyola Marymount University

Joey Kaufman

Family Business

Joseph Beyda Brian Del Los Santos John Wilkinson

Next in Line Deonte Williams puts family 1st Senior leader positive through it all

Good narrative story telling and great access give an inside look at a coach that the general public knows a lot about on the surface, but little about personally. Good job using individual stories to tell a bigger story. Nice feature about a player with a difficult background Reporter did a nice job finding an interesting topic and used some good narrative to display how far the player had come in his life even though his campus is only a few miles away from the tough neighborhood where he grew up.

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San Francisco State University California-Irvine

Gerardo Recinos

Baseball returns to classroom

B C C C Best Sports Column A A A B B B C C C Best News Photo A A A

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Olivia Phelps

The #FolkerSystem Frenzy Capoot rebounds following tragedy Sudden Impact Concussions Rowland helps to raise aquatic family

Contra Costa Brett Abel College Santa Ana College C. Harold Pierce and Brian McKeon California Baptist Rowland helps to raise University aquatic family

Nice combination of feature and news story. Gave some insight to professor and program while also giving value to the student body, which might include student who want to take the class. Good job looking deeper than just the stats and game of a player and finding the interesting story behind the player. Good storytelling on a topic that might have been difficult to report, as it was still fairly fresh for the player and her family. Good effort at taking a complex issue and making it easy for readers to understand. Nice story looking at the history of the school's swim coach.

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USC

Joey Kaufman

"Arrogant Message''

UC Santa Barbara Kristen Henneman UC Berkeley UC San Diego UC-Irvine UC San Diego Jack Wang Rachel Uda Ian Massey Lorato Anderson

Santa Ana College Eric Lomeli San Jose City College Los Angeles City College San Jose State UC Berkeley CSU Fullerton Patrick Loera Amanda Scurlock

Tough, thoughtful stance on important campus topic; darn near the perfect college college newspaper sports column "Incredible Impact of Title IX'' Finally, a college sports columnist writes powerfully about the most important college sports legislation of our lifetime "Don't Look Back In Anger.'' A masterful job of putting college sports priorities into perspective "Coaching: Good Cops and Bad" Stinging, yet fairly reported rebuke of a badly behaving coach "One Last Shocktoberfest" An artful good-bye column written with honesty and grace "Body Image and the Female A well-written, revealing look at the whispered affliction of female Athlete" college athletes "Dons Win Five Consecutive Well-reported, well-written look at a guy in the shadows Pitcher of the Year Awards'' "Is it the fans?'' Interesting, well-reasoned challenge to the student body "Cubs Culture Clashed'' Asking the important question: Why is there no intercollegiate sports on this college campus? Good composition and just enough information to strengthen this image and make it a winner. Love the red light! Great capture in an obviously crazed situation. Nice timing by the photographer. Good moment as the woman is taken into custody. Beautiful light on the subject as she is surrounded by the darkness of the police uniforms. Photographer was able to make a compelling image in a tough situation. Nice capture. Nice composition and lighting. I like the placement of the victory/peace sign of the protester. Draws the viewers eyes to the situation. Sometimes just being in the right place, at the right time, is what it takes to capture a news image. The addition of people would have moved this image higher, still a good news image. Tough lighting in a tense situation, but a good news image that tells the story. Effective composition turns a typical rally into a good news image that conveys the emotion of the story. Photographer filled the frame with the marchers, but a stronger moment would have made a more effective image. The protesters on the right looked more animated than the one in the foreground. Still a good image. This image has everything a great sports photo should contain. It's a shame it couldn't have run larger, so the faces of joy would have popped more for the reader. Nice job by the photographer. Nice composition and timing as two football players console each other after what appears to be a loss. The reader really feels the emotions of the players in this image. Photographer had good foresight to get above the crowd for this shot of a player being lifted up in celebration. Nice image.

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James Tensuan Derek Remsburg William Camargo

Bus standoff Arrest LAX Protest

B B B

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Chico State UC Riverside Cerritos College

Liam Turner Tyler Joe Sarah Niemann

Grief Protest Truck Fire

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Contra Costa College San Jose City College Glendale Community College

Sam Attal Steve Hill Angel Silva

May Day Budget Cuts March March March

Best Sports Photo A

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CSU Fullerton

Robert Husky

Soccer Celebration

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo CSU Long Beach

no name

football dejection

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Steven Carcano

Basketball Celebration

B B

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Cerritos College Biola University

Michael Ares Job Ang

Touchdown Catcher Grab

B C

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UC Irvine Contra Costa College

Marlon Castillo Qing Huang

Volleyball Celebration Soccer Jump Ball

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Cal Baptist University CSU Long Beach CSU Northridge

Rachel McDaniel

Swimmer

Great image and timing of a touchdown catch. Every element is exactly where it should be to make a good sports image. Good job! Nice timing of a catcher showing he has possession of the baseball. The image could have been cropped for greater impact, but still a nice moment. Good composition and timing, especially the guy in the lower right of the image. His joyful expression makes this image. Nice timing. Sports can be especially tough to cover as a college student without access to the expensive long lenses, but this image is quite nice with the composition, timing and lighting all making for a great image. Good job. Nice tight shot of a swimmer that shows good timing and excellent composition. Great slice of life image that is fun and informative at the same time. Nice frame. Beautiful image that captures the essence of the story. The lighting is exquisite from a situation that probably has horrible fluorescent bulbs. Great job. A portrait that is eye-catching and shows some skill with off-camera lighting. Composition is very structured and well thought out. Just a fantastic image. Best image of the category! The timing is perfect, composition and lighting all add to this image that is fun and a delight to look at for the reader. Excellent frame! Nice composition and I love the fans going crazy in the background. They make this image. A good job by the photographer. Good moment from some sort of competition. Composition is well done, looks like a tough lighting situation with a high ISO, but the photographer handled it well. Nicely done image. A strong composition and well-timed moment make this a winning image from a concert shoot. Typical situation, turned into a well-executed moment. Good job. A pretty photo with beautiful lighting and good composition with the boat in the lower right area. The repetition of the sails and the side of the lighthouse make for eye candy for the reader. Well crafted image. Nicely composed. Wish the background was cleaner and less distracting. Good timing as the dancer flipped up her dress.

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Shilah Montiel Ken Scarboro

Sweet Jill Praying

A B

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UC Los Angeles Chico State

Erin Ng Kevin Lee

Soccer portrait Yo Yo

B B

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San Francisco State Biola University

Godofredo Vasquez Olivia Blinn

Celebration Mock Rock

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Cal Baptist University San Jose City College Glendale Community College

Grace Ferrell

Rock Star Returns

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Steve Hill

Sailboat and Lighthouse

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Chantal Bevard

Hispanic Dancers

Best Photo Illustration A A A B B B C

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CSU Northridge UC Berkeley CSULB SFSU UC San Diego CSU Sacramento Glendale Comm College College of San Mateo San Jose City College

Anthony Brown,Loren Townsley,Charlie Kaijo Michael Tao Leo Postovoit Virginia Tieman Sara Shroyer Robert Linggi Isiah Reyes

Basketball Preview Campus Demolition Drugs on Campus Prop 30 UCSD Women's Soccer Do Levees Put Sac State at Risk? Invisible Children

Very effective photo treatment creating dynamic group portrait. Effective concept to illustrate campus demolition Effective type over photo and nice use of colors to add a psychedelic effect. Good design over a dramatic double exposure photo Nice execution of a Sports Illustrated multiple photo treatment. Great planning with photo and digital manipulation to paint a nightmare flooding scenario. While most photo treatment started with average portraits, this one starts with a strong portrait of child soldier. Could have been a cover on any national magazine. Best of all divisions, by far. Clever idea and as many of the illustrations entered, this one needed to be much larger to be effective. Be Bold--go big! Nice play on a famous ad campaign--Travelers Insurance's red umbrella.

C C Best Photo Series

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Ryan Patron Mark Sheppard

Garbage Patch on Earth Day Bookstore Privatization

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UCLA

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SJSU USC UCLA SFSU SFSU

Daily Bruin staff: Blaine UCLA -- Day In The Life Ohigashi, Casie Ngyuen, Zoe Erskine, Agnijita Kumar, Sidhaant Shah, Andrew Chone, Yin Fu, Kayla Asato, Neil Bedi, Lexy Atmore, Joy Jacobson, Jordan Church, Raphael Kluzniok, Jasper Manac May Day Rubenstein, James Tensuan Carlo Acenas Campus Vigil Blaine Ohigashi, Tim Bradbury, Evan Luxenberg Andy Sweet, Jeff Sandstoe Jessica Worthington UCLA defeats USC 38-28 Occupy San Francisco protest Folsom Street Fair

Judges unanimously moved this entry from illustration to photo stories where the images of campus life came to life. Great job by the Bruin staff documenting a day of campus activities showing a lifestyle we too soon take for granted.

B C C

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UC Riverside Contra Costa College Palomar College

Kevin Dinh, An Tran Quing Huang Jonathan Stroud and Landscape Photography students: Nick Hansen, Jassamyn Payne, Francois Swart, Brian Korec, Christian Hicks Sam Attal

Music Festival Waiting on the Sun Essence of the Sierras

Strong photography with good team coverage. Each photographer contributed to the variety of this photo package. Great job by all three! Touching photos capture the emotion of students at a vigil for two deceased USC grad students. Excellent variety of moments during a UCLA football victory over crosstown rivals, USC. Nice variety of scene-setting and moment photographs. Great tagteam effort. Good coverage of a kinky neighborhood fair in San Francisco. Paper went out on a limb to document samplings of bondage and s&m activity during Leather Week. Be bold or go home. Great variety of photos at a music festival. An intimate view of Native American participants at a sunrise ceremony. Strong moments. Beautiful color scenics combined with excellent editing and design. Very nice.

C Best News Page Design A A A B B B C C C Best Sports Page Design A A A B B B C

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Contra Costa College

End of a Student Dental Program

Very nice lead photo. Photographer show no fear in getting close to subjects, even when they are undergoing dental procedures.

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CSU Northridge CSU Northridge UC Berkeley

Daily Sundial/ Jennifer Luxton Election at hand Daily Gabriel Ivan Orendain- 20 years after the LA riots Necochea Emily Smith Empty seat, empty coffers What now? Suspended Dalai Lama comes to UCSD The brink of disaster The next leader The issues at hand

Loyola Marymount Los Angeles Loyolan University Chico State Jenna Fujitsubo UC San Diego Palomar College Contra Costa College Palomar College Arielle Sallai The Telescope Staff Sam Attal Kaity Bergquist

Simple, clean design. Sometimes less is more. Clever idea with the burning of the LA. Once we understood it burned into page 3, we all appreciated the thought process. Nice. Nice dominant art and use of headlines. Has the look and feel of a traditional daily newspaper. We love the white space and keeping it simple. Nice use of photo, headlines and story for nice design. It's always tough when reversing out of black type. Nice use of white space. Nice typography. Nice page. The more we looked at this page the more we liked it. Sophisticated design with nice uses of type, photos and layering devices. Nice, clean design. We thought the illustration worked well with the photos and headlines. It goes to show that you don't always need to use a dominant piece of art to visually support a page. Nice use of type.

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CSU Northridge Fresno State Fresno State Loyola Marymount University UC San Diego San Francisco State Santa Ana College

Daily Sundial Anthony Brown Basketball preview Dalton Runberg Angel Moreno Los Angeles Loyolan UCSD Guardian staff Elissa Torres El Don Fall Sports Preview A final farewell It's Time 7 Sent Working their way to the top The Clough Factor/ The undertaker

Nicely done. Sometimes we want to force too much info on these pages, it seemed you had just the right amount. Great look and feel. Overall nice design. Good concept. We wish you would have thrown in one more non-football sports photo. We really liked the white space. Nice use of type. Simple, clean design. I like the poster treatment. Good integration of photos, display type and story Lots of photos Love the clean type treatment and clean cutouts

C C Best Features Page Design A A A B B B C C C Best Headline Portfolio A A A

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Santa Ana College El Don Contra Costa College Sam Attal

Sudden Impact Concussions Rams dodge comet defense

Nice integration of headline with photos and story. The layer on the right is a nice plus. Nice use of photos

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Cal State Northridge Cal State Northridge Daily Bruin

Daily Sundial / Abby Jones

The Green Issue The Night Life Bruinbash Weekend/SD Beer week LMU weights in on the Oscars Mock Rock Knotts still scary Dwindling Opportunities Game changer

Great cover concept executed flawlessly. Very complex cover. Nicely integrated 2-D/3-D elements. Really fun cover.

Daily Sundial /Jasmine Mochizuki, Jennifer Luxton Daily Bruin/Madeline Kleinman UC San Diego The Guardian/Leo Q. Bui Loyola Marymount Loyolan University Biola University Chimes/Kristy Lee, Emily Irwin Santa Ana College El Don Contra Costa The Advocate/ George Morin College Faythe Del Rosario Contra Costa The Advocate/Sam Attal College

Nice use of photo, simple effective typography Nice double truck with many entry points. Nice to include clip out ballot Nice use of photos

Good thinking behind illustration concept

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UC Berkeley UC Berkeley Cal State Northridge Humboldt State

Alex Wolinsky Rupa Subramaniam Alonso Tacanga

Best Headline Portfolio Best Headline Portfolio Best Headline Portfolio

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Lillian Boyd

Best Headline Portfolio

B B C

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Humboldt State Chico State Glendale Community College Glendale Community College San Jose City College UCLA

Ryan Nakano Ben Mullin Jane Pojawa

Best Headline Portfolio Best Headline Portfolio Best Headline Portfolio

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Eric Bourse

Best Headline Portfolio

Excellent touch on what are primarily straight news stories. This category was extremely close and deep, even beyond the 1st three. Subtle but engaging heads. Particularly liked the Valentine's Day head on Jason and Tairia Flowers, married coaches at CSUN, who are juggling jobs and a small child: Flowers bloom at CSUN Almost having too much pun in the package but who wouldn't love "The cock-a-doodle do's and dont's of raising your own urban chickens." A rare case where the reporter can't blame the headline writer: Ryan Nakano did it all himself. Good touch on harder-news heads. Nice mix with a good touch on a power-failure story (Students finally see the light to a film review head that makes you smile and wince at the same time ("Avengers' is Thor-oughly Enjoyable"). Good work, primarily on film-review heads.

C Best Infographic A

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Matt Narlesky

Best Headline Portfolio

Another good mix.

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Johnathan Solichin

Best infographic

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UC Berkeley CSU Northridge Chico State Chico State UC San Diego

Jill Wong Abby Jones Lindsay Smith Lindsay Smith, Katrina Cameron Arielle Sallai

Best infographic Best infographic Best infographic Best infographic Best infographic

Santa Ana College Eric Lomeli, Daneil Hubert/ El Best infographic Don

A very complete look at data about international students on campus. Probably a little bigger than it needed to be and with a few "art" elements (not quite blended ocean colors) that distract from the overall look. But strong presentation overall. Data rich and well designed. Good information, but looks stretched to fit the space and some elements are redundant. Individual pieces presented nicely and overall composition works well. Good local focus. Nice combination of artwork and information. Well designed and appropriately sized for the amount of information. Strong page design. Not much "graphic" but good information presented clearly. Good use of color. Really more of a page design than a graphic but still the best in this division. Excellent photo cutouts and display of information.

C C

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Contra Costa College Contra Costa College

Faythe Del Rosario George Morin

Best infographic Best infographic

A photo-driven infographic that does a good job of walking the reader through the steps. A little short on actual information and graphics. Election preview graphic, local poll is overly large for amount of information/ "Outline" technique on photos distracts from any otherwise good package. Strong visual that makes its point powerfully. kaleidoscopic, panoramic, cineramic, and just plain cool! amusing, yet pointed the Doodlemeister has bite and fights for what's right. hilarious Cosmo sendup, perfectly accompanies column. cleverly captures the essence of final exam anxiety. frighteningly illustrates students' Little Shop of Horrors.' excellently captures editorial's key point. makes its 'lifeline' point of view simply and effectively.

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USC CSU Northridge

Robert Calcagno Gabriel Ivan OrendainNecchoea UCLA Kara Yasui UC Riverside Jeff Whitman Chico State Liz Coffee CSU Bakersfield Rhianna Taylor LA City College Jose Tobar Santa Ana college Tina Syrengelas Contra Costa Sayra Hernandez College

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University of Southern California University of California at Los Angeles UC Berkeley

Daily Trojan

The Daily Bruin

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The Daily Californian

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UC San Diego

UCSD Guardian

Loyola Marymount Los Angeles Loyolan University University of New University California, Irvine San Jose City San Jose City College Times College

best back to school or orientation Very clean covers, loved the on campus/off campus sections, solid issue content, good newsy issues in front section, nice stories in on campus section Best back to school or Really nice to pick up a meaty newspaper. I like the sections, unique orientation issue story ideas. This issue had good, clean layout. Nice fonts. Clearly a lot of work went into this. I can see something this big being a bit too big for a casual campus reader though. Best back to school or Really creative cover, good use of color, Bezerkley phrasebook was a orientation issue nice touch and had creative layout. Excellent illustrations and use of art. It did feel a bit cramped though. best back to school or orientation My hat's off for the professional, innovated pocket guide. Very in tune issue with what serves readers best. best back to school or orientation Nice layout -- really jumps off the page. I like the snippets of useful issue information. Really great use of color. best back to school or orientation Clean cover, good stories, straight-forward layout issue best back to school or orientation powerful headline. It jumps off the page. I like the font. issue

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Cal State Northridge

Daily Sundial Staff

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San Jose State University UC Berkeley

Ron Gleeson, Brittany Patterson and Leo Postovoit Stephanie Baer

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Loyola Marymount Tom Nelson University

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UC San Diego

Angela Chen

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Chico State

Orion staff

Best Special Section

What a great issue, starting with the cover with the light bulb! Love the clean design throughout, article choices. The double-truck editorial section in the middle really looks nice as well. "Creative ways to recycle newspapers." Great cover and researched topic: drugs. I liked the very clean layout and use of good graphics as well. Again, I think this was a great topic to focus so much attention on. Starting with a great cover and cutout of the football player, this is a solid issue. Very clean design throughout. Only advice is possibly updating the body copy font face. Love the cover, with the take on a movie poster with awards or accolades on the bottom. Very clean design throughout, and it looks like a lot of work went into this issue. It shows off well. Only advice would be to get a more modern-looking body copy font face, and to perhaps kern the letters less frequently. While the cover is a little bare (though clean), the inside sections stand out better. Nice design throughout. The holiday gift guide in the middle stands out nicely as well. Great job! Very professional-looking cover. Nice and clean design throughout. I also like the use of a locator map.

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Santa Ana College Eric Lomeli

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Contra Costa College

Advocate Staff

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College of San Mateo

Kayla Figard and The San Matean staff

Best Special Section

What an amazing cover with the campaign buttons! Very, very nice on job on that, as well as the clean design on the inside. It's a concise issue that gets to its point nicely. Love the cover with the hand-drawn graphic of California upside-down. Design is pretty good throughout, as are more of those graphics. Bar graphs, however, could be spruced up more to make them look more appealing somehow. Might want to try a more modern body copy font as well. Overall, nice work. I love the topic of this special section: "The lowdown on trash." The humor of the back page being the rear of a trash truck was not lost on me - what a great touch! I love this as a topic as well. Only criticisms would be trying to modernize and spruce up some of the inside layout. However, it is a clean layout. Nice work overall!