Newscene was honored as the top local college television newscast by the San Diego Press Club at the 46th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at the Jacobs Center on October 29.
The March 8 show, producer by Edgar Yudkevich and directed by Kenyatta Rigmaiden, included a lead story on the investigation into the chief-of-staff of freshman congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and a City College professor offering his thoughts on the crisis in Venezuela.
Student journalist Yakira Delgadillo was also honored for her television feature reporting and her work on a news package called “Power outages in Venezuela hurt most vulnerable.”
Students from the program were on hand to receive the awards, which was one of 17 awards given to students from the campus media organizations of San Diego City College. Awards were also given to staffs of the City Times newspaper and digital news site, Legend magazine and SDS Radio for podcasting.
To see the complete list of winners, visit http://sdpressclub.org/awards/awards-2019/.
Staff from Newscene and City Times collaborated to cover the Warren visit. Photo by Nicole Vargas.
A team of Newscene students was on hand to cover the visit of Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego on Thursday night.
With Jesus Lopez as the producer, the team shot video for the weekly Newscene broadcast, contributed to the live blog produced by the City Times and produced content for Instagram.
Susana Serrano stepped in a social producer for Instagram, adding images and video throughout the night. Follow Newscene on Instagram, @sdcitynewscene.
There is plenty of new coming to Newscene this spring.
Professor Chris Acedo takes over as the lead professor RTVF 145, which is the class responsible for the production of the 30-minute weekly news broadcast show. Acedo comes with years of professional broadcast experience in San Diego, and he is a Newscene alumnus.
He will be joined by Nicole Vargas, who joined the City College faculty in the fall. The former multimedia journalist at the San Diego Union-Tribune will assist Acedo and the students with reporting, editing and producing content for the show, as well as the new Newscene website.
RTVF 1345 is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Students meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:45-1:50 p.m., with Friday’s class, which includes the production of the weekly show, starting at 9:35 a.m. and wrapping at 3:50 a.m.
Another semester of Newscene wraps with the final broadcasts of the fall 2018 term.
Shaunda Walker covers the public statements by Michael Cohen after his sentencing and Stephanie Alonso talks to locals about their concern over a possible government shutdown. Alonzo also sits down with Professor Laura Castaneda, who retires after 17 years at City College. To watch the interview, click on the videos above. To read a story on Castaneda’s retirement in the winter edition of the Legend magazine, click here.
The fall edition of Anchor Wars goes to the team on air for the day’s second show.
Marissa Gonzales, Edgar Yudkevich, Jeff Villegas and Alexandra Rangel anchor. Justin Barber and Matthew Schaerer cover entertainment, Celia Jimenez and Juan Gomez update sports, and Kenyatta Rigmaiden adds the weather.