Sac City Express

SCC Student Journalists Win Several Awards

The Sacramento City College Express newspapers won eight awards at the annual Northern California conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Nov. 7.

The staff of, the online newspaper, took second place general excellence among all Northern California community college newspaper websites.

Tamara Knox won first place for her video journalism piece about Steven Roller, a cycle surfer who does elegant, hands-free moves on his bicycle. The video can be viewed at Sac City Express.

“We are very proud of our Express students who, once again, demonstrated their capabilities as good journalists using words and images in print and online,” said Journalism Department Chair Jan Haag.

The full list of winners is as follows:

  • 1st Place Video Journalism — Tamara Knox
  • 2nd Place General Excellence Online — staff
  • 2nd Place Illustration — Ethan Powell
  • 3rd Place Illustration — Alex Buell
  • 4th Place Sports Game Story — Kris Hooks
  • 4th Place Opinion Story — Linda Huizar
  • 4th Place Video Journalism —  Elizabeth Ramirez
  • 4th Place Photo Illustration —  Gabrielle Smith

The online Express is advised by journalism professors Dianne Heimer and Randy Allen. The print Express is advised by journalism professors Jan Haag and Rachel Leibrock.

For more information about the journalism department, contact Jan Haag, journalism department chair, at