Over the next few weeks, CMA will announce the Pinnacle Award finalists, beginning with individual work (in advertising, broadcast, design, online, photo, sports and writing categories) and leading up to organizational Pinnacles: the best newspapers, stations, magazines, websites and yearbooks of 2017-18. 

Finalists: Tweet about your success and tag CMA: @collegemedia! All: Share the finalists’ work as best-of examples.

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia18, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held Oct. 25-28 in Louisville.

Watch collegemedia.org and follow CMA on Twitter and Facebook for finalist announcements and links to the award-winning work.


College Media Association is excited to announce individual Pinnacle Award finalists in the writing category!

Best Arts and Entertainment Story

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Santa Clara, Santa Clara University

Urban Plains, Drake University

University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas

Best Breaking News Story

The University Star, Texas State University

The Empire State Tribune, The King's College

The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

Best Column

Wingspan, Laramie County Community College

Tusk Magazine, California State University - Fullerton

Pursuit, California Baptist University

Best Editorial 

The Beacon, University of Portland

University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas

The Eagle, American University

Best General News Story

The Beacon, University of Portland

The Lumberjack, Northern Arizona University

The Arbiter, Boise State University

Lindenwood Legacy Magazine, Lindenwood University

The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University

Best Feature Story

The Beacon, University of Portland

The Lumberjack, Northern Arizona University

Ball Bearings, Ball State University

The Spectrum, University at Buffalo

Daily Titan, California State University - Fullerton

Best Investigative Story

The Eagle, American University

Lindenwood Legacy Magazine, Lindenwood University

The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University

AWOL Magazine, American University

Best News Package

University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas

Daily 49er, California State University - Long Beach

Daily Titan, California State University - Fullerton

Mustang Media Group/Mustang News, Cal Poly

Best Profile

BYU Daily Universe, UCLA

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania

Best Special Section: Four Pages or Less

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University

The Sunflower, Wichita State University

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Best Special Section: More than Four Pages 

Daily Bruin, UCLA

Elon News Network, Elon University

Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University