Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019-2020 Pinnacle Awards. See the results below! 

To all the individual winners: we will be sending your certificates through email this year. Please email info@collegemedia.org if you would like the certificates sent to a separate address than what wasn’t originally on your submission.

To all first place organizational winners: we will be sending your trophy in the mail over the next few weeks. If you haven't already provided it, please be on the lookout for an email requesting your preferred shipping location.

Other organizational winners will also have their certificates sent by email.

All emailed certificates will be sent out the week of Oct. 26 when staff is back in the office.

Want to see what the winning work looks like? Click here to download the recording of the ceremony.


Organizational Pinnacle Winners 

Best College Media Outlet of the Year

Four-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year

  • First Place: 14 East, DePaul University
  • Second Place: The OU Daily, University of Oklahoma
  • Third Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Honorable Mention: The State News, Michigan State University

Two-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year

  • First Place: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Second Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Third Place: The Corsair, Santa Monica College
  • Honorable Mention: The Union, El Camino College
  • Honorable Mention: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

New! Best Diversity Coverage of the Year

  • First Place: Pepperdine Graphic Media, Pepperdine University
  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Third Place: Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Rice Thresher, Rice University
  • Honorable Mention: The Blackprint, American University

Broadcast Pinnacles

Four-Year Radio Station of the Year

  • First Place: WICB, Ithaca College
  • Second Place: WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2, North Carolina State University
  • Third Place: 91.1 The Globe, Goshen College
  • Honorable Mention: WMUL-FM, Marshall University
  • Honorable Mention: KTUH, University of Hawaii

Four-Year TV Station of the Year

  • First Place: SGTV, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Third Place: The Maroon Minute, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Honorable Mention: Q30 Television, Quinnipiac University
  • Honorable Mention: TV2, Kent State University

Two-Year TV Station of the Year

  • First Place: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Second Place: ChronicleTV, Richland College
  • Third Place: The Campus Ledger, Johnson County Community College

Feature Magazine Pinnacles

Four-Year Feature Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Second Place: DAMchic, "Alone Together", Oregon State University
  • Third Place: FORM Magazine, Duke University
  • Honorable Mention: EST Magazine, The King's College

Two-Year Feature Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: The Bull Magazine, Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Second Place: PRM, Langara College
  • Third Place: The Current, Amarillo College
  • Honorable Mention: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Honorable Mention: Collegian Times, Los Angeles City College

Literary Magazine Pinnacles

Four-Year Literary Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University
  • Second Place: Prism, Oregon State University
  • Third Place: The Central Review, Central Michigan University

Two-Year Literary Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Miambiance Volume 30, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus
  • Second Place: Axis Creative Arts Magazine, Miami Dade College
  • Third Place: The Wright Side, Wright College

Newspaper Pinnacles

Four-Year Daily Newspaper of the Year

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Second Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Third Place: The Daily Orange, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Mississippian, University of Mississippi
  • Honorable Mention: Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton

Four-Year Weekly Newspaper of the Year

  • First Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Second Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Third Place: Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan University
  • Honorable Mention: The State News, Michigan State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Graphic, Pepperdine University

Four-Year Less-Than-Weekly Newspaper of the Year

  • First Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Second Place: The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Third Place: The Banner, California Baptist University

Two-Year Newspaper of the Year

  • First Place: The Southwestern College Sun, Southwestern College
  • Second Place: The Union, El Camino College
  • Third Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Honorable Mention: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Honorable Mention: The Corsair, Santa Monica College

Online Pinnacles

Four-Year Website of the Year

  • First Place: Ink Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Second Place: AWOL, American University
  • Third Place: Elon News Network, Elon University

Two-Year Website of the Year

  • First Place: The Corsair, Santa Monica College
  • Second Place: The Advocate, Contra Costa College
  • Third Place: Richland Student Media, Richland College
  • Honorable Mention: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • Honorable Mention: Collegian Online City News, Los Angeles City College

Yearbook Pinnacles

Yearbook of the Year

  • First Place: La Ventana, Texas Tech University
  • Second Place: Rotunda, Southern Methodist University
  • Third Place: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: The Campanile, Rice University
  • Honorable Mention: The Glomerata, Auburn University

Individual Pinnacle Award Winners

Advertising Pinnacles

Best Ad Campaign

  • First Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Second Place: EMERGE Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

Best Ad Supplement/Special Section

  • First Place: The Graphic Special Edition, Pepperdine University
  • Second Place: Garnet Media Group, University of South Carolina
  • Third Place: Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton
  • Honorable Mention: Student Niner Media: Health & Well-Being Guide, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Honorable Mention: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

Best Display Ad

  • First Place: Ball Bearings Magazine, Ball State University
  • Second Place: Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University
  • Third Place: Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University

Best House Ad

  • First Place: PULSE magazine, Central Washington University
  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Third Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

Best Online Ad

  • First Place: Garnet Media Group, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: The Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Third Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best Rate Card/Media Kit

  • First Place: Boise State Student Media, Boise State University
  • Second Place: Manoa Now, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Third Place: The Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: Lancer Media Group, California Baptist University
  • Honorable Mention: Stephens Life, Stephens College

Best Social Media Strategy

  • First Place: EMERGE Events Marketing Makeover Challenge, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Second Place: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Third Place: Manoa Now, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Honorable Mention: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

Broadcast Pinnacles

Best Audio Newscast

  • First Place: The Globe News Report, Goshen College
  • Second Place: UTA Radio News, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Third Place: City Times, San Diego City College

Best Audio Promo/PSA

  • First Place: The Rise of Dr. Automaton, Goshen College
  • Second Place: KTSW 89.9, Texas State University
  • Third Place: UTA Radio, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Honorable Mention: WUSC, University of South Carolina

Best Audio Special Event Coverage

  • First Place: KCPR Radio, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Second Place: Campus Connect / One Mic, Kentucky State University
  • Third Place: WSOU, Seton Hall University

Best Audio Sportscast

  • First Place: Primetime Sports, Florida A&M University
  • Second Place: WMUL-FM, Marshall University
  • Third Place: KTSW 89.9, Texas State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Globe Sports Report, Goshen College
  • Honorable Mention: VandyRadio, Vanderbilt University

Best Audio Talk/Entertainment Program

  • First Place: KBVR-FM, Oregon State University
  • Second Place: The Breakfast Blend, Goshen College
  • Third Place: KCSU-FM, Colorado State University
  • Honorable Mention: WMUL-FM, Marshall University
  • Honorable Mention: WSOU, Seton Hall University

Best Video Entertainment Program

  • First Place: Coog Cinema Shorts, University of Houston
  • Second Place: Lo Que Esta Trending (What’s Trending), Cal State Fullerton
  • Third Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: Not Too Late, Indiana University

Best Video Newscast

  • First Place: Al Dia, Cal State Fullerton
  • Second Place: CBU TV, California Baptist University
  • Third Place: The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University
  • Honorable Mention: @ UH News, University of Houston
  • Honorable Mention: Niner Times, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Best Video Promo/PSA

  • First Place: KYOT-TV, University of South Dakota
  • Second Place: Lariat TV News, Baylor University
  • Third Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: KTSW 89.9, Texas State University
  • Honorable Mention: SGTV, University of South Carolina

Best Video Special Event Coverage

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: Lindenlink, Lindenwood University
  • Third Place: The Appalachian Weekly News, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: KBVR-TV, Oregon State University

Best Video Sportscast

  • First Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Second Place: Titan Sports Season S16 E9 | Titans V. Coronavirus, California State University, Fullerton
  • Third Place: The Andersonian, Anderson University

Design Pinnacles (includes Best of Collegiate Design Pinnacles)

Best Advertisement

  • First Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: Distraction, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: Rotunda, Southern Methodist University

Best Comic Strip

  • First Place: Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton
  • Second Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • Third Place: MATC Times, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Best Editorial Cartoon

  • First Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Second Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Third Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best Editorial Illustration

  • First Place: The Connector, SCAD Atlanta
  • Second Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Third Place: Jerk, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: AMP, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Honorable Mention: Drake Magazine, Drake University

Best Infographic

  • First Place: Rotunda, Southern Methodist University
  • Second Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta
  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University

Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread

  • First Place: Ball Bearings, Ball State University
  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Third Place: Drake Magazine, Drake University
  • Honorable Mention: Jerk, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: The Sentinel, North Idaho College

Best Magazine Cover

  • First Place: Prism, "Displacement", Oregon State University
  • Second Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University
  • Third Place: Expressions, East Carolina University
  • Honorable Mention: Legend, San Diego City College
  • Honorable Mention: Pursuit, California Baptist University

Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread

  • First Place: KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion, University of Kentucky
  • Second Place: Drake Magazine, Drake University
  • Third Place: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Honorable Mention: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta

Best Magazine Feature Page/Spread

  • First Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta
  • Second Place: Ball Bearings, Ball State University
  • Third Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami

Best Magazine News Page/Spread

  • First Place: Jerk, Syracuse University
  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Third Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread

  • First Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Second Place: Maroon Life, Texas A&M University
  • Third Place: KRNL Fashion + Lifestyle, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: Alice, University of Alabama
  • Honorable Mention: The Sentinel, North Idaho College

Best Newspaper Entertainment Page/Spread

  • First Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Third Place: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University
  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best Newspaper Feature Page/Spread

  • First Place: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Second Place: Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University
  • Third Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Honorable Mention: The Observer, Central Washington University

Best Newspaper Front Page

  • First Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Second Place: The Rice Thresher, Rice University
  • Third Place: Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan University
  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Honorable Mention: Spartan Daily, San Jose State University

Best Newspaper Nameplate

  • First Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • Second Place: Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Third Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Honorable Mention: The Banner, California Baptist University
  • Honorable Mention: The Collegian, Tarrant County College

Best Newspaper News Page/Spread

  • First Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Second Place: Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University
  • Third Place: The Vermont Cynic, University of Vermont

Best Newspaper Opinion Page/Spread

  • First Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Second Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Third Place: The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University
  • Honorable Mention: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans

Best Newspaper Photo Page/Spread

  • First Place: Daily Forty-Niner, California State University, Long Beach
  • Second Place: The Corsair, Santa Monica College
  • Third Place: Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan University
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: The Reveille, Louisiana State University

Best Newspaper Sports Page/Spread

  • First Place: Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Second Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Third Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: The Observer, Central Washington University

Best Online Infographic

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Second Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Third Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

Best Online Main Page

  • First Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Second Place: KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion, University of Kentucky
  • Third Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Honorable Mention: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

Best Social Media Main Page

  • First Place: Ball State Daily, Ball State University
  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Third Place: The Eagle, American University
  • Honorable Mention: RMU Sentry Media, Robert Morris University
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University

Best Special Section Cover

  • First Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Third Place: EMERGE Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber

Best Yearbook Cover

  • First Place: Arbutus, Indiana University
  • Second Place: The Griffon Yearbook, Missouri Western State University
  • Third Place: Rotunda, Southern Methodist University
  • Honorable Mention: Kentucky Kernel Year In Photos, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: The Campanile, Rice University

Best Yearbook Division Page/Spread

  • First Place: Kentucky Kernel Year In Photos, University of Kentucky
  • Second Place: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami
  • Third Place: Michiganensian Yearbook, University of Michigan

Best Yearbook Entertainment Page/Spread

  • First Place: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami
  • Second Place: Arbutus, Indiana University
  • Third Place: La Ventana, Texas Tech University

Best Yearbook Feature Page/Spread

  • First Place: Yonahian, Piedmont College
  • Second Place: The Campanile, Rice University
  • Third Place: La Ventana, Texas Tech University
  • Honorable Mention: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: Rotunda, Southern Methodist University

Best Yearbook News Page/Spread

  • First Place: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami
  • Second Place: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University
  • Third Place: La Ventana, Texas Tech University

Best Yearbook Sports Page/Spread

  • First Place: Kentucky Kernel Year In Photos, University of Kentucky
  • Second Place: La Ventana, Texas Tech University
  • Third Place: Rotunda, Southern Methodist University
  • Honorable Mention: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami

Online Pinnacles

Best Audio Slideshow

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Second Place: The Defender, Saint Michael's College
  • Third Place: The Banner, Marymount University

Best Breaking News Coverage

  • First Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
  • Second Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University

Best Multimedia Breaking News Story

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Third Place: Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State University

Best Multimedia Feature Story

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: RISING STDS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Honorable Mention: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

Best Podcast

  • First Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Second Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Third Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Honorable Mention: Rooted, Syracuse University

Best Social Media Presence

  • First Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Second Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Third Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • Honorable Mention: EMERGE Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Honorable Mention: The WOLF Internet Radio - Social Media, University of West Georgia

Best Viral Video

  • First Place: Vanderbilt Video Productions-VVP, Vanderbilt University
  • Second Place: The Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Third Place: KBVR-TV, Oregon State University
  • Honorable Mention: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Honorable Mention: The Union, El Camino College

New! Best Campus Engagement

  • First Place: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Second Place: The University Star, Texas State University
  • Third Place: WUSC, University of South Carolina
  • Honorable Mention: The Beacon, University of Portland

Photo Pinnacles

Best Breaking News Photo

  • First Place: The State News, Michigan State University
  • Second Place: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Third Place: Richland Chronicle, Richland College
  • Honorable Mention: Daily 49er, California State University, Long Beach
  • Honorable Mention: The DePaulia, DePaul University

Best Feature Photo

  • First Place: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University
  • Second Place: Byte, Ball State University
  • Third Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Honorable Mention: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami

Best General News Photo

  • First Place: RMU Sentry Media, Robert Morris University
  • Second Place: The Equinox, Keene State College
  • Third Place: The DePaulia, DePaul University
  • Honorable Mention: The Arapahoe Pinnacle, Arapahoe Community College
  • Honorable Mention: The Corsair, Santa Monica College

Best Photo Illustration

  • First Place: Daily Forty-Niner, California State University, Long Beach
  • Second Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Third Place: Garnet & Black, University of South Carolina

Best Photo Package

  • First Place: The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Second Place: The Reveille, Louisiana State University
  • Third Place: Arches, Mount Mary University
  • Honorable Mention: Ka Leo o Hawai‘i, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Honorable Mention: The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Best Portrait

  • First Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta
  • Second Place: Drake Magazine, Drake University
  • Third Place: Daily Forty-Niner, California State University, Long Beach
  • Honorable Mention: Rotunda, Southern Methodist University

Best Sports Feature Photo

  • First Place: Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University
  • Second Place: The University Star, Texas State University
  • Third Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Honorable Mention: Foghorn News, Del Mar College

Best Sports News Photo

  • First Place: The Banner, California Baptist University
  • Second Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Third Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Honorable Mention: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane
  • Honorable Mention: The State Hornet, Sacramento State

Sports Pinnacles

Best Sports Columnist

  • First Place: The Beacon, University of Portland
  • Second Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Third Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Honorable Mention: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane

Best Sports Feature

  • First Place: Lindenlink, Lindenwood University
  • Second Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Third Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Honorable Mention: Loquitur, Cabrini University
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Orange, Syracuse University

Best Sports Game Story

  • First Place: UT Daily Beacon, University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • Second Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania
  • Third Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • Honorable Mention: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Honorable Mention: The Reveille, Louisiana State University

Best Sports Investigative Story

  • First Place: Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan University
  • Second Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Third Place: Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Honorable Mention: The Brown and White, Lehigh University

Best Sports Multimedia Story

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
  • Third Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: PULSE magazine, Central Washington University
  • Honorable Mention: The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University

Best Sports Section

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Third Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

Best Online Sports Section

  • First Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Second Place: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University
  • Third Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • Honorable Mention: The University Star, Texas State University
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News,Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Writing Pinnacles

Best Arts and Entertainment Story

  • First Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta
  • Second Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University
  • Third Place: Currents Magazine, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane
  • Honorable Mention: The Rice Thresher, Rice University

Best Breaking News Story

  • First Place: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane
  • Second Place: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University
  • Third Place: The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University
  • Honorable Mention: The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University
  • Honorable Mention: The Reporter, Miami Dade College

Best Column

  • First Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Second Place: The Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Third Place: The Defender, Saint Michael's College
  • Honorable Mention: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans

Best Editorial

  • First Place: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University
  • Second Place: The Beacon, University of Portland
  • Third Place: The Crimson White, University of Alabama
  • Honorable Mention: Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton

Best Feature Story

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Second Place: The Temple News, Temple University
  • Third Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: Ball Bearings, Ball State University
  • Honorable Mention: Echo Magazine, Columbia College Chicago

Best General News Story

  • First Place: The Signal, Georgia State University
  • Second Place: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University
  • Third Place: The Prospector, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Honorable Mention: The State Hornet, Sacramento State

Best Investigative Story

  • First Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Second Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Third Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: The Collegian, Tarrant County College

Best News Package

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Second Place: The Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Third Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Honorable Mention: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University
  • Honorable Mention: The DePaulia, DePaul University

Best Profile

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Second Place: Echo Magazine, Columbia College Chicago
  • Third Place: Warrior Life, El Camino College
  • Honorable Mention: Crusader News, Seward County Community College

Best Special Section - Four Pages or Less

  • First Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: Richland Chronicle, Richland College
  • Third Place: The Rice Thresher, Rice University
  • Honorable Mention: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane

Best Special Section - More than Four Pages

  • First Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • Second Place: The Washtenaw Voice, Washtenaw Community College
  • Third Place: The Orion, California State University, Chico
  • Honorable Mention: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University