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Fresno City College students working on The Rampage newspaper show off their awards Saturday. Photo via Dympna Ugwu-Oju

published on October 24, 2017 - 11:44 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Competing against junior colleges across Northern California, Fresno City College’s newspaper, The Rampage, won myriad awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges competition at DeAnza College on Saturday.

The competition takes place twice a year as a way for journalism students to showcase their ability to capture, digest and tell a story through categories like news writing, feature writing and multiple categories in photography and cartooning.

“We placed in nearly every on-the-spot contest, which means we work well under deadline pressure and need less editing,” Editor-in-Chief Ashleigh Panoo said.

Students not only compete “on-the-spot,” but also submit their newspapers for evaluation, judged by content, layout and design, where the Rampage’s bimonthly publication won “General Excellence in Print.”

Additionally, the publication won first place in Webcast in Broadcast News for their video on parking.

Other placements for mail-in categories include:

On-the-Spot wins include

  • First place News Story by Seth Casey
  • First place News Photo by Ramuel Reyes
  • Fourth place News Story by Ashleigh Panoo

The Rampage’s advisor, Dympna Ugwu-Oju, attributes their success to “their hardwork and their dedication to journalism and covering everything that’s going on their campus and their community.”


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