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LOYALIST COLLEGE PHOTOJOURNALISM GRADUATES RECEIVE ONTARIO COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS ASSOCIATION BETTER NEWSPAPERS COMPETITION AWARDS

April 27, 2016

Belleville, Ontario, April 27, 2016 – Loyalist College is proud to announce that 2015 Photojournalism graduates Annie Sakkab, Carla Antonio and Alyssa Lloyd are recipients of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association’s (OCNA) Better Newspapers Competition Awards.

“Powerful storytelling and photography impacts our community and gives us important insights into the world in which we live,” said Kathleen Bazkur, Acting Dean, Loyalist School of Media, Arts + Design. “These awards reflect the calibre of work our students produce in Loyalist’s state-of-the-art Digital Media Centre, a hub for creative reporting.”

Student Photography
Second place – Annie Sakkab
Third place – Alyssa Lloyd

Student Feature Writing
Second place – Annie Sakkab

Student News Writing
Third place – Carla Antonio

General Excellence Award
Third place – Loyalist College

Best College/University Newspaper Website
Third place – QNetNews.ca

QNet News is a student-produced community online news service featuring original work produced by Journalism – Online, Print and Broadcast students who report, share photographs, host programs and produce web, social media, and video and audio content. Adapting with the changing media landscape, students are on the cutting edge of how the news is gathered and distributed, producing high-quality news coverage for public consumption. QNet News also hosts The Pioneer, a publication produced by Photojournalism students.

About Loyalist College
We put you to work™. When it comes to grads getting jobs, 87.4 percent of the College’s most recent graduates found employment within six months of graduation compared to the provincial average of 83.6 percent, according to Provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results released in April 2016. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and the LEED® Silver certified Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.

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Media Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director of Marketing and Communications,
Loyalist College, klorimer@loyalistc.on.ca, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2536

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