The Advocate (Contra Costa College)

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The Advocate
Type Weekly student newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Contra Costa College
Editor Lorenzo Morotti
Founded 1950
Headquarters San Pablo, California
 United States

The Advocate is a student newspaper published at Contra Costa College, a community college in San Pablo, California. The paper is published weekly during the school year and has a circulation of approximately 2,500. An online edition, "cccadvocate," is also published. The current editor in chief is Lorenzo Morotti.

Tradition of excellence[edit]

The Advocate is one of the most decorated two-year college newspapers in the United States, having won 14 Associated Collegiate Press National Pacemaker Awards since 1990. The newspaper was inducted into the ACP Hall of Fame in 1996, and has been cited by ACP officials as being one of the best examples of small-college journalism.[1]

Advocate reporters and photographers cover the campus, which rests halfway in San Pablo and halfway in Richmond in the East Bay Area. The students cover topics ranging from crime on campus, to student profiles, sports and local entertainment. The tradition of The Advocate has always been to chase news stories and focus on the hard news.


  • Associated Collegiate Press National Newspaper Pacemaker Award - 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Associated Collegiate Press Best of Show


  1. ^ College Papers Grow Up, Nick Summers, Newsweek, Dec. 5, 2005

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