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 2019-20. 

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

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia20, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held virtually from Oct. 22-24. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 23 at 6:00 pm ET. Registration for the convention is now open.

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 online category!

Best Audio Slideshow

The Banner, Marymount University

The Defender, Saint Michael's College

Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best Breaking News Coverage

The Appalachian, Appalachian State University

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University

Best Multimedia Breaking News Story

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University

Elon News Network, Elon University

Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State University

Best Multimedia Feature Story

The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

Elon News Network, Elon University

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University


Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best Podcast

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University

Elon News Network, Elon University

F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Rooted, Syracuse University

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

Best Social Media Presence

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University

The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

EMERGE Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber

The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

The WOLF Internet Radio - Social Media, University of West Georgia

Best Viral Video

The Union, El Camino College

Owl Magazine, Harford Community College

KBVR-TV, Oregon State University

The Graphic, Pepperdine University

Vanderbilt Video Productions-VVP, Vanderbilt University

New! Best Campus Engagement

Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University

The University Star, Texas State University

The Beacon, University of Portland

WUSC, University of South Carolina