May 7, 2018
On April 20th, 2018, Humber Journalism won two BNC Awards at the 2017 Ontario Community Newspaper Association convention. The BNC awards are organized by the OCNA and recognize the outstanding work of local Ontario newspapers.
The student-run newspaper, Humber Et Cetera, won first prize in the General Excellence category against stiff competition in the Colleges/Universities division.
This is a tremendous honour for our third-year diploma students who write, edit and lay out the newspaper, as well as second-year students who work as reporters and supply most of the copy.
Thanks to Salem Alaton for his many years of hard work helping the students produce an award-winning paper. Thanks as well to Rob Lamberti who worked magic last year to help second-year students transform their academic writing into quality newspaper copy. And a special shout out to Marlee Greig, creative advisor, and technical support.
Humber Journalism also won second place in the Student News Writing category for investigative pieces that a team of third-year students wrote about the $400K rebranding of IGNITE.
Congratulations to Tyler Bloomfield (now full-time CBC contract), Brandon Austin (co-founder of a thriving social media management firm with major clients), Alana MacLeod (full-time Global News contract), Erian Amor De Los Reyes (full-time CBC contract) and Ken Kellar (moving to Winnipeg to pursue journalism there).