Former Light Intern David Mamaril Horowitz Awarded Student Reporter Of The Year

David Mamaril Horowitz

The Associated Collegiate Press honored The Light’s former intern and associate editor David Mamaril Horowitz with the Ernie Pyle Reporter of the Year Award.

Horowitz won third place in the two-year college category for stories published in the City College of San Francisco student-run newspaper The Guardsman.

The non-profit educational association, which provides journalism education services throughout the United States, rated three articles Horowitz reported. The pieces are “Workers Find Support, Community In Thriving College Program,” “Unsafe Air Quality: College Copes With Camp Fire Smoke,” and “CCSF’s Governing Board Violates Transparency Policy Three Times.”

CCSF Department of Journalism Chair Juan Gonzales wasn’t surprised by the honor.

“I was really proud to learn David had been recognized as Reporter of the Year,” Gonzales told The Light. “He continues to demonstrate strength in journalism. I’m not surprised he’s been able to achieve this much. I’m proud we had a role to play in his training as a journalist.”

Horowitz, who now attends San Francisco State University, is wrapping up an internship at the San Francisco Examiner. The Monarch of the Dailies recently published a story about how its four interns are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“David is a committed and conscientious reporter,” Light contributor Neil Ballard said. “His award is well-deserved and reflects on the tremendous degree of hustle and grit which has become a necessity to making it as a journalist, especially in San Francisco.”

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