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Daily Titan has 10 finalists in LA Press Club A&E national journalism awards

 DT has 10 finalists in LA Press Club A&E national journalism awards

     The Daily Titan had ten staff members named as finalists in Los Angeles Press Club A&E national journalism awards.  The contest, which had a record number of submissions this year, aims to reflect the journalism industry's natural marriage of entertainment and arts coverage. 

     The ten finalists were spread across five categories. Individually, Brian Alvarado earned five finalist recognitions, including three for "best arts or entertainment feature" and two for "best arts or entertainment photo."  The Daily Titan placed three finalists in "best arts or entertainement feature," "best are or entertainement photo" and two finalists in "best arts or entertainment profile." Overall, the Daily Titan made up ten of the 22 total finalists in the college division.

     "To see that the Daily Titan grab 10 of 22 possible nominations in collegiate categories is an incredible honor, as is seeing one of my own reviews nominated," says Harrison Faigen, who was named as a finalist for his commentary on Avengers: Infinity War. As soon as got done watching the Marvel Entertainment blockbuster, he wrote the story at 3 a.m. and filed it at 4 a.m. "Everyone at the paper worked incredibly hard last year and this goes a long way towards justifying all those sleepless nights we put in. I also want to say that this is all a testament to how filled with talent that staff was from top to bottom, because this type of recognition wouldn't have been possible without a total team effort, from editors to writers and more."

     The awards gala will be held on December 2nd, where winners will be announced. Below is a complete list of Daily Titan finalists in the college division.

 

Best Arts or Entertainment News Story

Juliette Boland, The Anglophile Channel, “Jodie Whittaker Makes Television History as First Female Doctor Who in 50 Years!”

Paula Kiley, Daily 49er, “30th annual campus Couture Fashion Show”

Diane Ortiz, Daily Titan, “Brea Improv previews the upgrades they’ve made to their new,  expanded location”

 

Best Arts or Entertainment Feature

Brian Alvarado, Daily Titan, “Rapper IDK hits stage at House of Blues for ASAP Ferg's Mad Man Tour”

Brian Alvarado, Daily Titan, “The Smokers Club Festival lights up the Queen Mary with musical energy”

Brian Alvarado, Daily Titan, “Ty Dolla $ign concert has star-studded surprises at The Observatory”

Juliette Boland, The Anglophile Channel, “Doctor, I Let You Go: Farewell to Doctor Who Peter Capaldi”

Carlos Villicana, Daily 49er, “How Long Beach Comic-Con gave me a greater appreciation of fandom”

 

Best Arts or Entertainment Profile

Priscilla Carcido, Daily Titan, “CSUF master’s student helps paint positivity with artistic passion”

Lauren Diaz, Daily Titan, “CSUF student and award-winning artist Josephine Hernandez overcomes visual impairment”

Anwar Torres, Collegian Times, “Chuck the Condor Takes Flight”

William Torres, Collegian Times, “Urban Hoofer Still Stomping”

Liz Warner, AMPERSAND LA/USC Annenberg, “A Look Back at Roxy Music's Inventive Start”

 

Best Arts or Entertainment Photo

Katie Albertson, Daily Titan, “Dancing drag queens celebrate LGBTQ culture at CSUF”

Brian Alvarado, Daily Titan, “Rapper IDK hits the stage at the House of Blues during ASAP Ferg’s Mad Man Tour”

Brian Alvarado, Daily Titan, “The Smokers Club Festival lights up the Queen Mary with musical energy”

Anwar Torres, Collegian Times, “Chuck the Condor Takes Flight”

 

Best Commentary/Critique

Rosemarie Alejandrino, Ampersand LA/USC Annenberg School of Journalism, “From Bleachers to Barricade: Jack Antonoff is a Live Pop Force”

Samantha Diaz, Daily 49er, “’Step Sisters’ trips over its own message”

Harrison Faigen, Daily Titan, “Avengers: Infinity War introduces Thanos, the best Marvel villain yet”

Liam Hayes, Los Angeles Collegian, “Hip Hop Artist Makes History”

Sophie-Marie Prime, Ampersand LA/USC Annenberg School of Journalism, “Arts Journalists Must Stand with Survivors”