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 2018-19. 

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

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia19, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 in Washington DC.

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

Ball Bearings, Ball State University

The Sun, Southwestern College

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Niner Times, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Sunflower, Wichita State University

Best Breaking News Story

Foghorn News, Del Mar College

The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans

The Spectrum, University at Buffalo

Best Column

The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University

Xpress Magazine, San Francisco State University

The Empire State Tribune, The Kings College

The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane

The Beacon, University of Portland

Best Editorial 

The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University

Jerk, Syracuse University

The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas

The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

The Washtenaw Voice, Washtenaw Community College

Best General News Story

The Appalachian, Appalachian State University

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

The Temple News, Temple University

Garnet & Black, University of South Carolina

The Sunflower, Wichita State University

Best Feature Story

The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

The DePaulia, DePaul University

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

Best Investigative Story

The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

The College Hill Independent, Brown University

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

Best News Package

Reports from the Border, Cal State Fullerton

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

The Hawk, Saint Joseph's University

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

EMERGE 2019 Print and Web Magazines, University of Guelph-Humber

Best Profile

The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

The Sun, Southwestern College

The Beacon, University of Portland

Best Special Section: Four Pages or Less

Elon News Network, Elon University

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Richland Chronicle, Richland College

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

Best Special Section: More than Four Pages 

The Et Cetera - Eastfield Experience, Eastfield College

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Hilltop Views, St. Edward's University

Manitou Messenger, St. Olaf College