Journalism students win awards

By Elitza Batchiyska:

In an opportunity to relive last year’s success, The Pearl Post has once again been nominated by the Los Angeles Press Club for the title of “Best High School Newspaper.”

However, that is not the only category for which The Pearl Post has been selected as a nominee. It is also up for “Best News Website” against University of Southern California’s Annenberg TV News site, California State University Northridge’s The Daily Sundial site and Beverly Hills High School’s (BHHS) Highlights site.

BHHS’ Highlights is the only other runner-up alongside The Pearl Post for the “Best High School Newspaper” category.

In 2012, The Pearl Post competed against Highlights for the same title along with Huntington Park High School’s Spartan Shield, Ambassador High School’s The Ambassador and Southeast High School’s Jaguar Times.

The Pearl Post won the award and was praised for its informative and relevant content, level of writing, graphics and photos.

This year’s winners will be announced during the Los Angeles Press Club’s 55th SoCal Journalism Awards ceremony on June 23 at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in Downtown, Los Angeles.

However, these aren’t the only upcoming award ceremonies Daniel Pearl Magnet High School’s journalism program awaits.

Film students participating in the PBS NewHour Student Reporting Labs won the Best News Short award from the 47th annual California Student Media Festival. They will receive the award during a ceremony on June 15 at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.