The American River Current wins four journalism awards

JACC honors journalism publications from California community colleges


The Current participated in the online convention for the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, which included an awards ceremony. This event in the past has been an in-person convention but has been held remotely for the past three semesters. (Screenshot via the JACC website)

American River College’s newspaper publication, the Current, was honored with three awards and a General Excellence award by the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC).

The JACC is a community of community college newspapers and their staff. The organization puts on annual conventions and allows students to submit their work and receive awards.

JACC hosts a state convention every semester where community college publications can submit their work to win awards. The event and award ceremony is traditionally in-person, but has been held remotely for the past three semesters. The 2021 award ceremony took place on March 20.

The general excellence award honors the online edition of the Current, which is created by all staff members. 

Former editor-in-chief and current social media editor Ariel Caspar received two honorable mentions for a news story and a profile feature story.

Another former editor, Ashley Hayes-Stone, won second place for video journalism.