HSU Journalism Professor Garners State Recognition

Apr 20, 2010

Humboldt State Journalism Professor Marcy Burstiner was honored as outstanding instructor by the California Journalism Education Coalition (CAL-JEC) at the annual convention of the California College Media Association at Hearst Castle in San Simeon April 17. CAL-JEC members include the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the California College Media Association and the Northern California Journalism Educators Association.

In presenting Prof. Burstiner the award for 2010 Journalism Educator of the Year in the Four-Year University Division, CAL-JEC Chairman Rich Cameron cited the June 2009 publication of her textbook "Investigative Reporting: From Premise to Publication" and the national award her investigative reporting students won from the Society of Professional Journalists for the story Nobody’s Business, which was published in the North Coast Journal in May 2008. Burstiner also serves as faculty adviser to the Lumberjack Newspaper.

At the CCMA awards ceremony at Hearst Castle, the HSU Lumberjack Newspaper also came home with three awards in the weekly newspaper category: Students Preston Drake-Hillyard and Satoshi Kondo took Third Place for Best Photo Series, student Christopher Bennett took Second Place for Best Sports Story and the Lumberjack staff took Third Place for Best Orientation Issue. The California College Media Association is a statewide organization that works to stimulate communication, organization and leadership among media students and advisers at junior colleges and universities in California.