Accent strives to provide an ethical, socially responsible, well-rounded, fair-minded and independent student press. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for students to learn and gain experience through producing media content. Accent offers ACC’s faculty, staff, students and the community a complete source of information about student life.
Newspaper Specialist - Full time ACC staff member; serves as adviser; oversees production; educates students on journalism standards, procedures and ethics; offers feedback when asked; serves as a resource for student leaders ; oversees advertising; coordinates budget; coordinates contest entries and travel to conferences; does not exercise prior review over content.
Editor-in-Chief - assigns stories; provides editorial feedback to students; oversees story meetings; manages story board; follows procedures for day to day operations; keeps regular office hours; ultimately responsible for all content in paper.
Assistant Editor - assists in editing stories; copy edits and fact checks articles; assists the editor in executing day to day newsroom procedures; keeps regular office hours.
Campus Editor - assists in editing stories; manages campus beat reporters;primarily focuses on ACC events, activities, and people
Production Cycle Overview Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. --Joseph Pulitzer
Recent Awards The staff of the Accent attended the 2009 TCCJA and ACP / CMA Convention From October 28 - Nov. 1. Below, you will find the awards we won. National Level Awards Associated Collegiate Press * Online Pacemaker Finalist - theaccent.org * Best of Show, Second Place, 2-year non-weekly broadsheet - Accent newspaper
Recent Awards State Level Awards Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) - Canned Contest - Division 1 * Overall General Excellence, Third Place - Accent newspaper * Headline Writing, Second Place - Accent newspaper * News Writing, First Place - Sarah Neve * Magazine Layout and Design, First Place - Vickey Roy, Life4U '08 * Magazine Photography, First Place - Peter Pereault, Life4U '08 * Column Writing, First Place - Devon Tincknell * Column Writing, Second Place - Devon Tincknell * Layout and Design, Second Place - Jana Lelek * Sports Photo, Second Place - Hanlly Sam
Recent Awards * Magazine Layout and Design, Second Place - Sarah Neve, Life4U '08 * Sports Action Photo, Third Place - Teodora Erbes * Feature Photo, Third Place - Alma Hernandez * Magazine Non-Photographic Illustration, Third Place - Karen Kuhn, Life4U '08 * Sports Photo, Honorable Mention - Hanlly Sam * Cartooning, Honorable Mention - Karen Kuhn * Editorial Writing, Honorable Mention - Sarah Neve * Magazine Non-Photographic Illustration, Honorable Mention - Karen Kuhn, Life4U '08 * Magazine Overall General Excellence, Honorable Mention - Life4U '08 Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) - Live Contest
Recent Awards * News Writing, Second Place - Christopher Smith * Editorial Writing, Second Place - Karissa Rodriguez * Feature Photography, Third Place - Teodora Erbes * Feature Photography, Honorable Mention - Brock Caron * Editorial Writing, Honorable Mention - Devon Tincknell