CCC student journalist win

New Jersey Collegiate 

Press award winners from CCC 

Category: Deadline reporting

Two Year Colleges

1st Place: “To smoke or not to smoke? CCC campus survey” Idris Caldwell

2nd Place: “Are pills the new pot? CCC students speak”

Idris Caldwell

Category: Sports writing

Two Year Colleges

1st Place: “Life of an athletic trainer: CCC’s Kait Caviston” Brandon Read

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Two-year Colleges

2nd place: “Award Winning Noises Off at CCC”

Brandon Read

 Category: Layout & Design

Two Year Colleges

3rd Place: “Winter 2012” 

Thomas Arenz, Idris Caldwell, Dani Leach, Devan Paleschic, Candice Rivera and Don’a Smith.

 On March 8, 2013, 28 writing, design and photography submissions were submitted online by seven Journalism students competing in the 2012-2013 New Jersey College Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Press Foundation.

The seven CCC students, Brandon Read, Hezekiyah Luster, Damon Leake, Idris Caldwell, Brittany Kilpatrick, Devan Paleschic, and Dani Leach submitted their work competing against all other NJ two-year college student newspapers. 

“I am very proud and excited for these students,” shares Communications Professor Renee Post. “They worked very hard on their writing, editing and design and were very thoughtful in their approach to topic selection and interviewing. I hope their hard work pays off. I am confident it will.”

CCC submitted their work into several different categories including: News Writing, Deadline Reporting, Feature Writing, Biography/Personality Profile, Editorial Writing, Column/Opinion Writing, Sports Writing, Arts & Entertainment/Critical Writing, Enterprise/Investigative Reporting, General Photography, Layout & Design and General Excellence.

Communications student, Brandon Read states, “I never knew there was a contest at this level for our work in Journalism class, it’s kind of cool. Whether we win or not, this competition looks good on a resume and I am excited to participate.”

All student newspapers may submit three entries for each of the 12 categories for individual student work and one entry for each of the two newspaper categories – a total of up to 38 possible entries per newspaper. Each individual entry may include two examples of a student’s work. The newspaper categories – layout and general excellence – are limited to one entry each, which may include two examples.

New Jersey Collegiate Press Association’s Spring Awards Program & Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Courtyard Marriott Cranbury-South Brunswick, 420 Forsgate Drive, Cranbury, N. J.

The seminar and luncheon is designed to help and recognize New Jersey college newspapers and their staffs as they strive to excel. Registration opens at 10:00 am. The program starts at 10:30 am. The awards luncheon begins at 12:15 pm. Awards for the NJ College Newspaper Contest will be presented at the luncheon.

First-place winners will receive plaques. All other award recipients will be receive certificates. Separate awards will be presented to winners from two-year colleges and four-year colleges. Also, separate awards will 

be presented in the two newspaper categories, based on the frequency of publication.

A “Sweepstakes Award” will also be presented to the four-year and the two-year college newspaper that accumulate the highest number of points based on the awards received in the 12 individual contest categories and the layout & design category.


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