SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 4, 2019 San Francisco State University student, Boone Ashworth, placed first in The California College Media Association (CCMA) 2019 Excellence in Student Media Contest.
Ashworth’s article, “Out of the Fire, Up in the Air,” published in Xpress Magazine last fall won in the ‘Best Magazine Story’ category. He wrote the piece while serving as the magazine’s editor.
CCMA supports college journalism students and holds the contest annually to honor excellence in college journalism and hosts an annual awards contest for college journalism students.
Ashworth’s winning story is about the long-term effects of the communities affected by the Tubbs, Camp and Carr fires. “The smoke that covered the Bay Area for nearly two weeks last November showed how this problem isn’t one that only affects rural populations,” Ashworth said via email.
“Boone’s story was amazing and we are very proud of the work he did on it.” Journalism Department Chair Cristina Azocar said. “Many students and faculty were affected by the fires and we are happy to support his travel to the awards banquet in San Diego.”
“This story wouldn't have happened without the encouragement of our adviser, Don Menn, and the outstanding abilities of my editorial team. Seriously, they're the best,” Ashworth said via email.
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Picture of Boone by Janett Perez (’18), who placed second in the CCMA contest for best photo.