Centennial Journalism students win awards!

We have a lot to be proud of here at Centennial Journalism, as the students and grads rack up the hardware for their excellent work  --  work that has been recognized not just in house, through marks,  but by senior journalists from organizations across the city, province, country and indeed, North America.

Lauren LiBetti won best student journalist at the Ontario Newspaper Awards gala May 3. "Lauren was recognized for her moving magazine article she researched and wrote on aboriginal suicide. The award was judged by Toronto Star reporter Louise Brown, who praised LiBetti’s ability to get aboriginal teens to open up to her," said Mark Toljagic, Centennial spokesman.  Lauren will be graduating at Centennial's spring convocation in June. LiBetti is working at MediaFace, a storytelling video production company in Toronto.  

You can read the Vital Signs magazine and Lauren's article (p.41) here:  Vital Signs
Centennial Journalism's Lauren LiBetti receiving her ONA award, May 2014. (photo provided by LiBetti)

Nina Raynars won the Al Hamilton Scholarship award at the Centennial College Student Success Awards. It is named after the founder of Toronto's "Contrast" newspaper which launched the career of many black journalists including Hamlin Grange and Royson James, according to the website. 
Nina Raynars, winner, with Brad Chapman, CFO, Centennial College. 

Christine Hogg's two photojournalism pictures have been included in the Toronto Star's new coffee table book about the December 2013 Toronto Ice Storm. Hogg's photos were accepted when the Star reached out to readers asking for their best photos that captured "The Beauty The Devastation The Aftermath". You can buy the book from Chapters or Costco or the Star's own website.  

(Christine Hogg, courtesy her Twitter page)

Christine's two photos are here (courtesy her Twitter account)

Teona Baetu's story won a Bronze medal from the Truck Writers Association of America in April 2014, and you can read the excellent article here (it was published in Today's Trucking in September 2012.)

Both photos courtesy Teona Baetu's Facebook page!

Matt Green, 26has been profiled by Centennial student Daryl Reyes in this moving short documentary called Life in the Media. Matt has overcome Asperger's Syndrome, ADD, and epilepsy, to start his own entertainment and music journalism website MattGreenMedia, and has conducted over 80 interviews so far. Matt has just completed his first year at Centennial Journalism. 
(Matt Green, photo courtesy Daryl Reyes)