Cerritos College News Release April 2016

Cerritos College Talon Marks Receives Journalism Awards 

State Journalism Conference Honors Excellence in Student Reporting

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Media Contact: Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 653-7878 

Karla, Kristopher and BrianaNORWALK, Calif. - April 29, 2016 - Cerritos College's Talon Marks newspaper team recently won awards at the annual Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) state conference at the Burbank Marriott Hotel. The conference was attended by nearly 500 students and faculty from community colleges throughout California.

The Talon Marks staff competed in the mail-in and on-the-spot competitions, and attended workshops in various areas of journalism. 

Ethan OrtizKarla Enriquez, editor-in-chief, Kristopher Carrasco, online editor, and Briana Velarde, platforms editor took second place in the on-the-spot video journalism category, and Ethan Ortiz, news editor, was an honorable mention in the on-the-spot new story category.

In addition, Talon Marks editors Karla Enriquez, Kristopher Carrasco and Gustavo Lopez presented a panel discussion about its recent breaking news coverage of two shootings across from the College. The College’s Mass Communications Department Chair and Talon Marks Faculty Adviser Rich Cameron moderated the panel.


About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.