La Voz News staffers awarded for journalism at regional conference

Award winning photos by Adrian Dicipulo: Police officers line the streets and protesters demonstrate during a protest against presidential candidate Donald Trump during his campaign stop in San Jose on Thursday, June 2. Protesters hats and promotional material, and violence erupted as protesters clashed with police and Trump supporters.

La Voz News design editor Adrian Discipulo won four awards at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Northern California conference in Pittsburg, California Oct. 15. The awards – for graphics and photography, honored his 2015-16 work on a photo essay about Donald Trump protests in downtown San Jose, an infographic about the drought and an ad for De Anza Library’s Banned Book display.
Former reporter and graphic designer Laura Shkouratoff won first place for a graphic about Valentine’s Day.
La Voz staff won first place for an Editorial about efforts to impose a social media policy that would contravene students’ First Amendment rights, and honorable mention for an editorial about student senate elections.
Two enterprise news pieces won meritorious awards for Alena Naiden, former features editor and Kassandra Amper, former reporter. Naiden’s story described the challenges faced by a disabled student who said De Anza did not accommodated her needs, and Amper interviewed a woman who was sexually assaulted at De Anza, who explained why she did not report it.
a profile of a Persian dancer whose dancing broke religious

Above: (Clockwise from top left) Gregory Schrader, editor-in-chief; Jon Dupin, staff reporter; Yane An, student life editor; Andrew Pouliot, news editor; Adrian Dicipulo, design editor; Jasmin Remram, managing editor pose with awards Oct. 15 2016 at Northern CA JACC Conference

Six current La Voz staffers and editors attended the conference, which included journalism students from about 30 Northern California colleges.