Former CW intern wins journalism award

Kristin Mayer, a former intern at Capitol Weekly, was honored at the
Eleventh Annual Journalism Awards contest September 14 for excellence in
student journalism.

Mayer, a student of University of Southern California, received the
Katherine M. Macdonald Award for her article on the competition between a
proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing that every political party
participating in a primary election has the right to participate in a
general election, and an initiative that would also appear on the November
2004 ballot.

Mayer’s article covered the hasty passage of SCA 18 in June 2004 pitted
against the Voter Choice Open Primary Act and reactions to this battle over
voter rights.

Kristin Mayer is in her third year at USC studying Journalism. She writes
for the Daily Trojan.

Other recipients of the awards contest included: John Hill and Dorothy
Korber of The Sacramento Bee for print special feature/enterprise reporting;
Gary Delsohn, Herb Sample, and Dan Smith of The Sacramento Bee for print
daily coverage; John Myers of KQED Public Radio for excellence in radio
reporting; and Randy Paige, Frank Snepp, and Richard Alvarez of KCBS-TV for
excellence in television reporting.

The annual journalism contest is sponsored by the Center for California
Studies at California State University, Sacramento and the Sacramento Press

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