Awards & Presentations


2014 Student Journalists Making Waves
Excellence In Journalism Day at Chapman University
VoiceWaves is a Long Beach youth-led journalism and media-training project. The youth,
ages 16-24, are learning to report, write, and create digital journalism content. Their reports
will raise awareness of healthy community issues and activate change action. New America
Media, launched VoiceWaves in May 2011. The project trains youth to use digital photography, video, radio and social media as community engagement tools to produce a Healthy Long Beach. They are gaining skills that will help them throughout their life, and earn experience that they can turn into a career.

2014 Marginalized Neighborhoods
Long Beach City College Community Studies Conference
In partnership with professor Gwen Schaffer, students enrolled in the Journalism Senior Seminar at CSULB create multimedia that cover marginalized neighborhoods throughout the city. Specifically, students report and produce stories that raise awareness of neighborhood issues and concerns in four Long Beach communities– North Long Beach; Central Long Beach; Downtown; and West Long Beach. In doing so, they give voice to some of the poorest and most underserved residents of the city.


2015   Emerging Leaders Program
Through sponsorship from the Long Beach Non-Profit Partnership and The California Endowment, participants learned leadership and management skills, participated in mentoring sessions, and deepened functional skills with a certificate program in marketing.

2008   BBC Presidential Election Internship
Worked with a handful of award-winning journalists for election-day coverage.

2007   Howard Simons Fellowship
A Washington Post funded fellowship for one minority student a year to attend the Philip Merrill College of Journalism’s Public Affairs master’s  program at the University of Maryland and to receive mentorship from the Post’s newsroom directors.


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