MDC’s The Reporter Named Top Student Newspaper in the State for 7th Consecutive Year

Miami, Oct. 20, 2017 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) student newspaper, The Reporter, has been named the top college newspaper in the state by the Florida College System Publications Association (FSCPA) for the seventh year in a row.

The Reporter staff placed in 12 of 18 individual categories – including six first-place awards – at the recent FCSPA awards banquet in Orlando. The paper has won 100 awards from the FCSPA in the past seven years, including 58 first-place honors.

In addition to placing first in overall excellence, individuals won first place honors for In-Depth Reporting, News Story, Humor Column, Picture Story, Editorial Cartoon and Design. The competition was based on newspapers printed during the 2016-17 school year. The Reporter accumulated 27 overall points.

“I am so grateful for having such a supportive and hardworking staff,” said Maria Vizcaino, The Reporter’s editor-in-chief. “We were blessed to have been part of the paper. The real accomplishments are the experiences we had and the friends we made.”

The Reporter features 16 pages, prints on a biweekly schedule, 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 Kendall, North and Wolfson Campuses.


Maria Vizcaino and Riane Roldan, In-Depth Reporting

Riane Roldan, News Story

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, Humor Column

Omar Negrin and Sebastian Ballestas, Picture Story

Enio Acosta, Jr., Editorial Cartoon

Staff, Design


Sabrina Martin, General Column

Rosanna Oviedo, Sports Column

Ciro Salcedo, Arts Review


Omar Negrin, Feature Photo

Jonathan Munoz, Comic Strip

Aaron Carbo, Advertising Design

Pick up a copy of The Reporter on campus, view online at Follow on Twitter @MDCTheReporter | Instagram @mdcthereporter | Facebook at

For more information, please contact newspaper advisor Manolo Barco at 305-237-1255,