Laney College journalists honored for writing

Laney College student journalists were recently honored for their contributions to the Laney Tower newspaper at a state convention held by the Journalism Association for California Community Colleges (JACC).

Tower Editor-in-Chief Tracey Tate received honorable mention for Column Writing. Tate, who blogs at, also recently won a trip to New York to meet supermodel Iman, all due to her writing.

Tower Staff Writer Reginald James, editor of received a second place award in the News Story category. His story about a budget cuts forum at Laney College in September was his first JACC award for writing. James has previously won JACC awards for Photography, Page Layout, Informational Graphics, Student Designed Advertisement and an Investigative News Story about racial disparities in hiring of student workers at Laney College.

The Tower was also awarded Honorable Mention for Front Page Layout in the Tabloid size category, and student Robert Carey got second place for an Editorial Cartoon.

For more information about journalism at Laney College, visit " You can learn more about the JACC at

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