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Senior Journalism Student Wins Hearts Multimedia Award

kcruzKelsey Cruz, one of our own senior journalism students, was one of 20 winners of the Hearst Multimedia Award for her piece on Brian Gimmillaro, head coach for Long Beach State’s women’s volleyball team. Cruz competed among other journalism students from Arizona State University, Northwestern University and Texas State University. The Hearst Journalism Awards Program hosts competitions in categories such as college writing, multimedia, photojournalism and television broadcast. Top winners earn scholarship awards, grants for their school, and entry into the Hearst National Championship.

See Kelsey’s article at


Bateman Case Study Competition Team Receives Honorable Mention

The 2015 Bateman Case Study Competition Team (left to right: K.C. Schaper, Mackenzie Martin, Leon Ly, Cheyenne Goguen and not pictured Nikki Bates) received an Honorable Mention for their campaign “Rethink Home,” which focused on gaining awareness about poor quality housing for the competition’s client, Home Matters. The Bateman Case Study Competition gives public relations students hands-on experience developing and implementing a campaign for the client.

See more about the competition at


Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship

Applications for the 12th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program in Los Angeles are now being accepted.  The program, funded by the Getty Foundation, is a fellowship for arts, culture and entertainment editors, producers and writers. Most costs are covered by the fellowship, including air travel, hotel, transportation within the city and most meals. The fellowship will be held in Los Angeles from October 23 to November 2, 2013.

For more information, download this PDF.  To apply, click here.  Applications are due July 9, 2013.


Daily 49er Winners in Multiple Categories in Region 11

SPJ Award

Congratulations to CSULB Journalism students Stefan Agregado and Steven Carcano, first-place SPJ Mark of Excellence winners for Region 11! They won for breaking news and sports photography, respectively.

SPJ announces 2011 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Winners


Daily 49er Wins National SPJ Award

The Daily 49er’s story on ASI salaries and perks at Long Beach State and throughout the CSU system took home the national first-place award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

The story, CSULB student officials earn third highest pay in CSU”written by Alexandra Baird with help from Katrina Guevara, won the SPJ Mark of Excellence regional award April 30, and advanced to the national contest, where it won the top prize. Results from the national competition were announced last weekend.

All first place winners will be recognized at the Excellence in Journalism 2011 conference Sept. 25-27 in New Orleans.

Several reporters helped collect data on ASI student salaries in fall 2010 under the direction of Baird and then-editor Brian Cuaron.

“This story was a team effort led by an ambitious editorial staff,” Baird said. “We spent weeks digging through data and making dozens of phone calls … to shine light on issues that matter to our readers– the students.”


Daily 49er Wins Big at Los Angeles Press Club 54th Annual Awards

Daily 49er Wins Big