CCC Student Journos Win Awards for Writing, Sports Reporting and Photos

Student journalists at Clackamas Community College won 15 journalism awards in the recent 2019 Oregon Collegiate Newspaper Contest. Among the awards were first-place prizes for general writing, sports writing and feature photo.

Students from The Clackamas Print, the news organization at CCC, also won awards in the two-year school category for their website, review writing, headline writing, sports photography and column writing.

The awards were presented by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at the annual Collegiate Day held April 26 at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. Dozens of students from Oregon colleges and universities traveled to Albany on April 26 to take part in journalism workshops and the annual awards presentation.

“The pride I feel for The Print is unmatched,” said Victoria Durling, a Clackamas student and editor-in-chief of The Clackamas Print. “There have been times in this last year that our section editors have written all the content in their own sections because others were off on other assignments. That grit, and the level of dedication, love and support I’ve found in The Clackamas Print is unmatched. I believe these qualities are what brought us 15 awards this year.”

Studying journalism at CCC prepares students for a variety of careers in writing, gathering information and communication. Journalism careers include reporting, editing, publishing, public relations, advertising, newspaper, television and radio, newsletters and corporate publications, screenwriting, writing books, and more.

Clackamas offers great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience during their coursework. Student journalists at Clackamas Community College write, edit, shoot video and take photographs for student newspaper, The Clackamas Print, and for the TV station, CCCTV. Student editors can even qualify for free tuition at Clackamas for the work they do on The Print. Clackamas journalism students have interned for Martha Stewart Living, Nike, The Oregonian, John Canzano’s radio show and Willamette Week.

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