CSULB Students at the Daily 49er and Dig Magazine Return from Hollywood with Five Awards

CSULB Students at the Daily 49er and Dig Magazine Return from Hollywood with Five Awards

Students at the Daily 49er and Dig Magazine took home five awards at the California College Media Association competition on Saturday, March 5.

The winners were announced at the CCMA’s annual banquet in Hollywood.

Dig Magazine placed third in the General Excellence category for its spring 2010 Music Issue.

Daily 49er editor Alexandra Baird placed second for Best Non-Breaking News Story for her story on student government salaries at CSULB and all other Cal State universities. Kasia Hall placed third for Best Feature for her story “Searching for the American Dream,” in which she reports on international students’ struggles to find employment. Amir Vafamanesh placed third for Best Sports Feature for a story on Nadia Link, a star CSULB soccer player and new mom. Jenna Skarzenski placed second for Best Podcast.

The annual student media contest generates thousands of entries from colleges, universities, and community colleges from all over California.

From bottom left: 49er assistant sports editor Amir Vafamanesh, editor in chief Alexandra Baird, assistant city editor Kasia Hall, and content adviser Barbara Kingsley-Wilson

49er editor in chief Alexandra Baird