The Ebbtide wins big with annual PNAJE awards

The Ebbtide Photo Editor Martin Musialczyk won a second-place Feature Photo award from the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators (PNAJE) for his shot of shoes in bathroom stalls for a story on SCC’s gender-neutral bathrooms.

The Ebbtide student-run newspaper has captured a new trophy from the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators (PNAJE).

Editor in Chief Connor Tee and his staff took Second-Place in the General Sweeps category of PNAJE’s 2017 student-journalism contest. The sweeps awards go to news staffs amassing the most points in the contest. It’s one of PNAJE’s highest honors.

Along with the Sweeps award, Ebbtide news staff collected seven individual awards and three honorable mentions:

  • Commor Tee won a first-place Commentary award for his opinion on blood donations
  • Copy Editor Areeya Tipyasothi placed first in Personality Profile for her piece on SCC Tutoring Coordinator Jessica Gonzalez
  • Photo Editor Martin Musialczyk won a second-place Feature Photo award for his shot of shoes in bathroom stalls for a story on SCC’s gender-neutral bathrooms
  • Design Director Coral Nafziger won an honorable mention in Comprehensive Coverage for her articles on resources for low-income students and an honorable mention in Editorial Cartoon for her comical drawing of the fictional “Bowling Green Massacre.”
  • Staff writer Emily Boyer won a first-place Review award for her critique of Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Contributor Sara Rutherford placed second in Sports Feature for her profile on SCC Volleyball Coach Mark West
  • Former Editor in Chief Aaron Berry and his team placed third in Comprehensive Coverage for a special section on homelessness
  • Former Photo Editor Aaron Meliza placed third in Portrait Photo for his shot of SCC Photo Lab Technician Mark Swanson
  • Former Copy Editor Randy Hatfield received an honorable mention in Photo Illustration for an image accompanying a story on last year’s ASG president election

Judges for the PNAJE contest included working journalists and faculty at 4-year colleges such as the UW and Western. The judges considered work produced by community-college news staffs in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho between April 2016 and March 2017.

The Ebbtide is currently hiring staff for Fall Quarter 2017. Contact faculty advisor Patti Jones at pattijones@shoreline.edu if interested in working for this award-winning publication.