The Desert Sun Reporter Visits The Newsroom

Desert Sun breaking news reporter Colin Atagi visits the Roundup newsroom to talk about covering breaking news using a smartphone to record short multimedia clips.


On Assignment: Pierce College President Kathleen Burke invited by Leland Shapiro to annual Farm Walk

Behind The Print went along with Roundup News staff photographer Nicolas Heredia as he goes on assignment to cover Leland Shapiro, accompanied by two baby farm animals, inviting Pierce College President Kathleen Burke to the annual Farm Walk.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 4.19.2014


This week’s Photo of the Week goes to Roundup News staff photographer Giuliana Orlandoni. Her feature photo of Professor Lawrence Krikorian holding a replica sword of Andúril from the Lord of The Rings films, made front page of the latest issue of the Roundup News. From the article written by Jordan Utley-Thomson:

“‘I first read The Lord of the Rings in [an] eighth grade algebra class by hiding it in my textbook,” Krikorian said while laughing. “I had never read it before, and I envy people who’ve never read The Lord of the Rings and get to read it for the first time.’

But as a scholar of the arts, Krikorian does not limit himself to just goblins and elves. He also enjoys the deeper and darker sensibilities of post-war American novelists such as Joseph Heller, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.”

To read more on Krikorian’s story, visit the Roundup News.

The Roundup News at JACC 2014 State Convention

The staff of Pierce College’s Roundup News, The Bull Magazine, and KPC Radio, attended the Journalism Assciation of Community Colleges’ 2014 State Convention which was held at the Burbank Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Burbank, Calif. The convention, which started Thursday, April 3 and ended Saturday, April 5, hosted community colleges statewide where student journalists are able to attend various workshops and compete in on-the-spot contests, mail-in, and bring-in categories. Among this years winners were:

Front Page Layout-Broadsheet
Third Place
Calvin Alagot

News Photo
Third Place
Mohammad Djauhari

Photo Illustration
Fourth Place
John Gutierrez

Magazine Cover Design
Third Place
Jeremy Nation/Monica Salazar

Magazine Profile Article
Second Place
Kashish Nizami

Newspaper Profile Feature
Third Place
Student Name Not Provided

Photo Essay Story
Honorable Mention
Nelger Carrera

Webcast/Broadcast News
Second Place
Matt Gottesman

On-the-spot Sports Photo
Honorable Mention
Nelger Carrera

Bring-in Photo
Second Place
Lynn Levitt

***UPDATED TO ADD On-the-spot Sports Photo and Bring-in Photo awards***


Roundup photographer talks about his experience covering breaking news

Behind The Print interviews Roundup staff photographer Nicolas “Nico” Heredia, about his experience covering the breaking news of explosive devices being found inside a person’s car and the closing of the Reseda and Devonshire intersection in Northridge, on Wednesday March 19, 2014.

For more on the story and to see Nicolas’ interview with KCAL 9, visit the link here:

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