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Student Steve Brooks Honored by Society of Professional Journalists

By Mount Tamalpais College | February 8, 2021
Society of Professional Journalists

Steve Brooks was awarded a Contest Award by the Society of Professional Journalists Northern California for his commentary on criminal justice in California in “The Hidden Heroes Forgotten Inside” and “‘Violent Criminals’ Deserve Second Chances, Too”.

A full list of the SPJ’s 2020 Excellence in Journalism award recipients is here.

Steve was on track to graduate last year with the Class of 2020, but we were forced to cancel graduation due to COVID-19. He shared a commencement address on the importance of education which is available here.

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