The Daily Forty-Niner staff secured 11 California College Media Awards, including five first-place awards, at the 2021 CCMA Contest on Saturday, Mar. 20, 2021.
The Daily Forty-Niner won first for ‘Best Podcast’ by former podcast editor Manny Valladares, ‘Best Illustration’ by Alina Schwider, ‘Best Feature Photograph’ and ‘Best Non-Breaking News Story’ by former editor in chief Austin Brumblay and ‘Best News Photograph’ by current assistant photo editor Richard Grant.
The newspaper also took home five second place awards including ‘Best Social Justice Coverage’, ‘Best Multimedia Packages’ by Lauren Berny and Pablo Unzueta, ‘Best Newspaper Inside Page/Spread Design’ by current design editor Alejandro Vazquez, ‘Best Overall Newspaper Design’ by current designers Alejandro Vazquez and Anna Karkalik, ‘Best Newspaper Website’, as well as a third place award for ‘Best Headline Portfolio’ by current news editor Julia Terbeche.
The California College Media Association aims to foster cooperation among colleges in California to give a unified voice in addressing problems and issues that college news media face, to provide support and communications to advisers and editors, to nurture college journalists and to share valuable resources.
“I’m immensely proud of the staff here at the Niner. We’ve all put in so much hard work over this past year, and despite all the challenges with the pandemic and being remote, continue to produce quality journalism,” said Madalyn Amato, Forty-Niner editor-in-chief. “Although awards aren’t the reason we do what we do, it’s always nice to be recognized.”