News • March 18, 2022

Lancer Media Group earns multiple national awards

Lancer Media Group earns multiple national awards

Riverside, Calif. (March 18, 2022) – Students from the Lancer Media Group at California Baptist University took home top honors from two organizations in college media in a span of a couple weeks.

Students in the journalism and new media program received nine awards from the California College Media Association at a conference in Long Beach on March 3-5. The Banner Newspaper’s Claire Grimes and Marharyta Smirnova took home first place for Best Photo Series for their photography coverage of Midnight Madness. The Banner also won third place in Best Overall Newspaper Design. Lauren Brooks and Ignacio Dominguez were awarded third place in the Best Multimedia Package category for their multimedia news coverage of an incident at John W. North High School in Riverside.

Students Lauren Sawdey, Kelsie Stevens and Camille Grochowski of Pursuit Magazine won three first-place awards for Best Inside Page/Spread Design, Best Magazine Cover Design and Best Magazine Photo. Pursuit Magazine’s Zachary Cleek and Grochowski took home second place for Best Magazine Photo Series.

CBU TV’s Ivania Montes was awarded first place for Best News Video for “The Academy Award Museum Opening” and Wyatt Mitchison took third for Best Non-News Video “A Practice with CBU Stunt.”

At the College Media Association’s convention on March 9-12 in New York City, the Lancer Media Group was awarded two prestigious Apple Awards. One first-place award for Best Yearbook Cover for Angelos: Adapt: 2020-2021 and an honorable mention for Pursuit Magazine in the NYC22 Design Contest. 

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, interim director of Lancer Media Group, said she and Sonya Singh, assistant director of student publications, were delighted with the work students produced.

“We are so proud of Lancer Media Group. Their commitment to excellence is incredible. They are diligent and consistent,” Pearson said. 

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