Student journalists win awards for work on newspaper

A black and white photo of an old edition of the Bruin student newspaper.

Kellogg Community College student journalists brought home nine awards from the Michigan Community College Press Association earlier this month, including Second Place awards for General Excellence, Overall Page Design and Front Page Design.

KCC journalists also received the following individual MCCPA awards:

  • Bob Psalmonds earned Second Place, In-Depth Reporting, for an article titled “The textbook dilemma”
  • Linda Helton earned Second Place, Inside Page Design, and an Honorable Mention in the Informational Graphic category
  • Brandon Smith earned Third Place in the Informational Graphic category
  • T.J. Taylor earned an Honorable Mention in the Critical Review category for a review of the movie “Oldboy”
  • Dakota Roberts earned an Honorable Mention in the Turkey Award category, a humorous category that recognizes language errors

The Overall Page Design and Front Page Design awards were earned by Bruin layout staff including Mike Broadhurst, Helton, David Hopkins, Smith and Doug Wheaton.

KCC English professor and Bruin editorial advisor Elizabeth Kerlikowske said the recognitions – which were presented earlier this month at the MCCPA’s annual conference held at Central Michigan University – were well deserved.

“We were happy to come away with some awards and hear praise for The Bruin,” she said.

Examples of the MCCPA award-winning entries and comments from regional media professionals who served as judges can be viewed on the MCCPA’s Scribd page at Current and archived editions of The Bruin can be viewed on KCC’s website at

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