Langara College Voice student newspaper receives first place in college media’s Pinnacle Awards
For the second time, The Voice, Langara College’s student newspaper, has been awarded first place in the category of Best Two-Year Newspaper of the Year at the College Media Association’s (CMA) 2020-21 Pinnacle Awards, beating out colleges from across North America.
The Pinnacle Awards honour the best college media organizations and individual work. The contest is open to student work produced for any college media organization, including print, broadcast ,and online outlets, during an academic year.
"It's a testament to all the hard work our student editors and reporters put into learning their craft in what proved to be incredibly challenging circumstances last year. They worked with determination, never gave up, and are thrilled to receive this recognition," said Erica Bulman, Faculty Managing Editor, Langara College.
In addition, two Langara College Journalism students, Charlie Carey and Alaina Saint Amour, placed second in the category Best Audio Slideshow for their story Vancouver Queer Skate offers community during COVID-19.
This is the fourth time the Langara Voice has been recognized with a Pinnacle Award in the Best Two-Year Newspaper of the Year category, having previously received third place in 2018-19, second place in 2015-16, and first place in 2014-15.
The Voice newspaper and its digital edition, The Voice Online, are produced by Langara College journalism students as part of their multimedia production courses. The Voice covers Langara College campus news and South Vancouver community news from Musqueam territory to Boundary Road, 41st Avenue to the Fraser River.
The College Media Association's mission is to support student media programs and professionals through education and community. As the voice of collegiate media and its advisers, the CMA serves student media pros, staff, and programs with education, research, and resources. CMA communicates and works with professional media organizations and education associations on the local, state and national levels.
Founded in 1954 as the National Council of College Publications Advisers, CMA now has more than 700 members — the people who advise the nation’s collegiate media newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast and electronic media and their staffs — from coast to coast.