MDC’s The Reporter Named Top Student Newspaper in the State for 10th Consecutive Year

Miami, Feb. 4, 2021 Miami Dade College’s (MDC) award-winning newspaper The Reporter has been named the top college student newspaper in Florida for the 10th year in a row by the Florida College System Publications Association (FCSPA) at its annual virtual conference and awards ceremony.

The Reporter placed in 16 out of 19 individual categories, including 11 first-place awards. The competition recognized newspapers printed during the 2019-20 academic school year.

“This a tremendous honor that I’m grateful to share with the rest of last year’s staff,” said Heidi Perez-Moreno, who served as editor-in chief last year. “I’m proud of the work we were able to accomplish.”

In addition to winning first place overall in general excellence, the newspaper’s staff earned several individual top honors for In-Depth Reporting, Sports Writing, Editorial, Humor Column, Newspaper Design, Feature Photo, Sports Photo, Picture Story, Editorial Cartoon, Website, and Headlines. Corbin Bolies won an inner circle award for placing top three in three different categories.

“It’s exciting to see our work recognized with these awards,” said Adriana Dos Santos, The Reporter’s current editor-in-chief. “This is a great way to celebrate the dedication our staff puts in year in and year out.”

The Reporter prints on a biweekly schedule (pre-COVID-19), has a circulation of 10,250 per print cycle and is supplemented by a website with video and audio content. It is distributed at all eight MDC campuses and has newsrooms at the North, Wolfson and Kendall Campuses. In the past ten years, the paper has won 149 awards from the FCSPA including 88 first-place honors. Learn more at

Below is a list of this year’s individual awards winners:


Heidi Perez-Moreno and Corbin Bolies, In-Depth Reporting
Heidi Perez-Moreno, Sports Writing
Alexa Hernandez, Editorial
Alexa Hernandez, Humor Column
Reporter Staff, Newspaper Design
Vanessa Gimenez, Feature Photo
Sean Mow, Sports Photo
Vanessa Gimenez and Vladimir Mompremier, Picture Story
Alexander Ontiveros, Editorial Cartoon
Reporter Staff, Website
Reporter Staff, Headlines

Corbin Bolies, Arts Review
Alina Halley, General Column
Alexander Ontiveros, Comic Strip

Corbin Bolies, News Story
Daniel Tamariz, Sports Column

For more information about The Reporter, please contact Manolo Barco at 305-237-1255.