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.


CMA is proud to announce the Pinnacle Broadcast finalists in its 12 categories. Congratulations to all the winners listed here!

Best Podcast

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1, North Carolina State University

No One Is Going To Do The Research For You, The American University in Cairo

Radio DePaul, DePaul University

Best Radio Newscast

Radio Hofstra University - WRHU FM / WRHU.org, Hofstra University 

WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University

KTSW-FM 89.9, Texas State University

Best Radio Promo/PSA

Bangor Humane Society - Dog's Day Out, Husson University

Radio UTD, The University of Texas at Dallas

KCSU-FM, Colorado State University

Out of This World Promo, Marshall University

KTSW-FM 89.9, Texas State University

Best Radio Special Event Coverage

Bi Bi Bi, Arkansas State University

WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University

Mustang Media Group/KCPR-FM, Cal Poly

Best Radio Sportscast

Husson University VS Castleton Women's Basketball, Husson University

Ryan Yurachek Houston Flood Relief, Marshall University

WAER, Syracuse University

Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Program

WRHU FM / WRHU.org, Hofstra University

Edgar Allan Poe's Tale of Mystery & Imagination, Husson University

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1, North Carolina State University

Best Television Newscast 

NEWS3, Western Illinois University

Elon News Network, Elon University

Owl Magazine, Harford Community College

Mornings On The Hill, Syracuse University

Best Television Sportscast

Elon News Network, Elon University

Q30 Television, Quinnipiac University

BVTV, Buena Vista University

The Andersonian, Anderson University

Best TV Entertainment Program

NEWS3, Western Illinois University

UABtv, University of Alabama at Birmingham

ROAR Studios, Loyola Marymount University

Northwest Student Media, Northwest Missouri State University

Best TV Promo/PSA

BVTV, Buena Vista University

One Mic, Kentucky State University

KBVR-TV, Oregon State University

ATV, American University

Best TV Special Event Coverage

Northwest Student Media, Northwest Missouri State University

UTD TV, The University of Texas at Dallas

Owl Magazine, Harford Community College

Best Viral Video

WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1, North Carolina State University

Late Knight, Pacific Lutheran University

Northwest Student Media, Northwest Missouri State University

Owl Magazine, Harford Community College