Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018-2019 Pinnacle Awards. See the results below! 

To all the winners that couldn't make it to Washington D.C.: we'll send your trophies and certificates to the address you provided when you submitted for the award. Please note that if you won a first place organizational trophy, we cannot send the package to a PO Box. Please email us at info@collegemedia.org with a preferred address. 

Want to see what the winning work looks like? Click here to see the individual advertising, broadcast, design, online, photo, sports, writing or organizational PowerPoints. 

Organizational Pinnacle Winners 

Best College Media Outlet of the Year

Four-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year

  • First Place: The OU Daily, University of Oklahoma
  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Third Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Two-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year

  • First Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Second Place: The Advocate, Contra Costa College
  • Third Place: The Corsair, Santa Monica College

Broadcast Pinnacles

Four-Year Radio Station of the Year

  • First Place: WRHU FM / WRHU.org - Radio Hofstra University, Hofstra University
  • Second Place: KCPR-FM/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Third Place: WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2, North Carolina State University
  • Honorable Mention: KBVR-FM, Oregon State University
  • Honorable Mention: VandyRadio, Vanderbilt University

Four-Year TV Station of the Year

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: SGTV, University of South Carolina
  • Third Place: Q30 Television, Quinnipiac University

Two-Year Radio Station of the Year

  • First Place: WPMD, Cerritos College
  • Second Place: The MYX, Bismarck State College
  • Third Place: KDUX WebRadio, Richland College

Two-Year TV Station of the Year

  • First Place: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Second Place: The Drumbeat, Tyler Junior College
  • Third Place: ChronicleTV, Richland College

Feature Magazine Pinnacles

Four-Year Feature Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Ball Bearings, Ball State University
  • Second Place: SHEI Magazine, University of Michigan
  • Third Place: Common Ground--The Shorthorn Culture Edition, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Honorable Mention: A Magazine, Kent State University
  • Honorable Mention: KRNL, University of Kentucky

Two-Year Feature Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Collegian Times, Los Angeles City College
  • Second Place: Pacific Rim Magazine 2019, Langara College
  • Third Place: The Sentinel, North Idaho College
  • Honorable Mention: Warrior Life, El Camino College
  • Honorable Mention: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College

Literary Magazine Pinnacles

Four-Year Literary Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University
  • Second Place: Metrosphere, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Third Place: Apricity Magazine, University of Texas at Austin
  • Honorable Mention: Washington College Review, Washington College

Two-Year Literary Magazine of the Year

  • First Place: Miambiance Volume 29, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus
  • Second Place: Urbana, Miami Dade College/ Eduardo J. Padron Campus
  • Third Place: The Siren, Del Mar College
  • Honorable Mention: AXIS Creative Arts Magazine, Miami Dade College

Newspaper Pinnacles

Four-Year Daily Newspaper of the Year

  • First Place: The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin
  • Second Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Third Place: Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Mississippian, University of Mississippi

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

  • First Place: The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Second Place: The Rambler, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Third Place: The Reflector, University of Indianapolis
  • Honorable Mention: The Exponent, Baldwin Wallace University
  • Honorable Mention: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University

Four-Year Weekly Newspaper of the Year

  • First Place: Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan University
  • Second Place: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Third Place: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

Two-Year Newspaper of the Year

  • First Place: The Advocate, Contra Costa College
  • Second Place: The Sun, Southwestern College
  • Third Place: The Voice, Langara College
  • Honorable Mention: The Reporter, Miami Dade College
  • Honorable Mention: el Don, Santa Ana College

Online Pinnacles

Mobile App/Plug-In of the Year

  • First Place: Manoa Now, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
  • Second Place: The University Star, Texas State University
  • Third Place: Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Four-Year Website of the Year

  • First Place: oudaily.com, University of Oklahoma
  • Second Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
  • Third Place: Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
  • Honorable Mention: The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles

Two-Year Website of the Year

  • First Place: Crusader News, Seward County Community College
  • Second Place: The Union, El Camino College
  • Third Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Honorable Mention: Roundup, Pierce College
  • Honorable Mention: The Drumbeat, Tyler Junior College

Yearbook Pinnacles

Yearbook of the Year

  • First Place: The Campanile, Rice University
  • Second Place: The Royal Purple, Kansas State University/Collegian Media Group
  • Third Place: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University
  • Honorable Mention: La Ventana, Texas Tech University
  • Honorable Mention: Ibis, University of Miami

Individual Pinnacle Award Winners

Advertising Pinnacles

Best Ad Campaign

  • First Place: Reveille, Louisiana State University
  • Second Place: Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Third Place: Ibis, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

Best Ad Supplement/Special Section

  • First Place: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Second Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Third Place: Spring Living Guide, Louisiana State University
  • Honorable Mention: Cherry Creative, Western Kentucky University
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Best Display Ad

  • First Place: Freshman Guide, Louisiana State University
  • Second Place: Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Third Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Honorable Mention: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University

Best House Ad

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Second Place: Kent State Student Media, Kent State University
  • Third Place: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: Orange Media Network, Oregon State University
  • Honorable Mention: Viking Fusion, Berry College

Best Multimedia Campaign

  • First Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: Reveille, Louisiana State University
  • Third Place: EMERGE 2019, University of Guelph-Humber

Best Online Ad

  • First Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: Mānoa Now, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
  • Third Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Honorable Mention: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Best Rate Card/Media Kit

  • First Place: Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Second Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Third Place: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: Boise State Student Media, Boise State University
  • Honorable Mention: LSU Student Media, Louisiana State University

Best Social Media Strategy

  • First Place: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Second Place: Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Third Place: SJGC Social Media Team, Florida A&M University
  • Honorable Mention: Black Squirrel Radio, Kent State University
  • Honorable Mention: The News Record, University of Cincinnati

Broadcast Pinnacles

Best Television Newscast

  • First Place: Al Dia: A Border Emergency, Cal State Fullerton
  • Second Place: Mornings On The Hill, Syracuse University
  • Third Place: Q30 Newscast, Quinnipiac University
  • Honorable Mention: Hoosier News Source, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: TV2 KSU, Kent State University

Best Podcast

  • First Place: KBVR-FM, Oregon State University
  • Second Place: Radio DePaul, DePaul University
  • Third Place: Lindenlink, Lindenwood University
  • Honorable Mention: Griffon News, Missouri Western State University
  • Honorable Mention: KCPR-FM/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Best Radio Newscast

  • First Place: KCPR-FM/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Second Place: WRST-FM, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Third Place: WZIS-FM, Indiana State University
  • Honorable Mention: Bob Towey's Newscast, Seton Hall University

Best Radio Promo/PSA

  • First Place: KTSW 89.9, Texas State University
  • Second Place: Campus Connect / One Mic, Kentucky State University
  • Third Place: Bangor Historical Society - Great Fire of 1911, Husson University
  • Honorable Mention: WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2, North Carolina State University
  • Honorable Mention: WVYC-FM, York College of Pennsylvania

Best Radio Special Event Coverage

  • First Place: WSOU-FM, Seton Hall University
  • Second Place: Radio DePaul, DePaul University
  • Third Place: Club Info Day - Fall '18, Cerritos College

Best Radio Sportscast

  • First Place: WANM's Primetime Sports (Nov. 28), Florida A&M University
  • Second Place: WRHU FM / WRHU.org Radio, Hofstra University
  • Third Place: WZIS-FM, Indiana State University
  • Honorable Mention: WMUL 88.1 FM, Marshall University

Best Radio Talk/Entertainment Program

  • First Place: WANM's Music Spotlight, Florida A&M University
  • Second Place: New Jams Radio Hour, Cerritos College
  • Third Place: Monday Metal Madness, Arkansas State University
  • Honorable Mention: Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery & Imagination: A Predicament, Husson University
  • Honorable Mention: WVCW, Virginia Commonwealth University

Best Television Sportscast

  • First Place: Sports Paws, Quinnipiac University
  • Second Place: Hoosier Sports Nite, Indiana University
  • Third Place: UTD TV, The University of Texas at Dallas

Best TV Entertainment Program

  • First Place: Viking Fusion, Berry College
  • Second Place: KNWT Student Television, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Third Place: MNTV/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: AppTV, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: ROAR Studios, Loyola Marymount University

Best TV Promo/PSA

  • First Place: Coyote News Espanol, University of South Dakota
  • Second Place: Neo Network, Georgia State University
  • Third Place: KBVR-TV, Oregon State University
  • Honorable Mention: TV2 KSU, Kent State University
  • Honorable Mention: What is Mass Comm at OCU?, Oklahoma City University

Best TV Special Event Coverage

  • First Place: TV2 KSU, Kent State University
  • Second Place: CentralNewsWatch, Central Washington University
  • Third Place: Griffon Update, Missouri Western State University
  • Honorable Mention: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Honorable Mention: The Bottom Line, University of California, Santa Barbara

Best Viral Video

  • First Place: Vanderbilt Television, Vanderbilt University
  • Second Place: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College
  • Third Place: MNTV/Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: Viking Fusion, Berry College

Design Pinnacles (includes Best of Collegiate Design Pinnacles)

Best Editorial Illustration

  • First Place: AMP, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Second Place: The Signal, Georgia State University
  • Third Place: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Honorable Mention: Ibis, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Best Advertisement

  • First Place: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Second Place: Freshman Guide, Louisiana State University
  • Third Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: The Signal, Georgia State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Standard, Missouri State University

Best Comic Strip

  • First Place: The Connector, SCAD Atlanta
  • Second Place: The Banner, California Baptist University
  • Third Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Best Editorial Cartoon

  • First Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Second Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Third Place: The Connector, SCAD Atlanta
  • Honorable Mention: Setonian Student Magazine, Seton Hill University
  • Honorable Mention: The Crimson White, University of Alabama

Best Infographic

  • First Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Second Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta
  • Third Place: Ibis, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread

  • First Place: Drake Magazine, Drake University
  • Second Place: The Blackprint, American University
  • Third Place: Baked, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Honorable Mention: Medley, Syracuse University

Best Magazine Cover

  • First Place: Pursuit, California Baptist University
  • Second Place: The Ke Alaka'i, BYU-Hawaii
  • Third Place: Zipped, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: Medley, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: Miambiance Volume 29, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus

Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread

  • First Place: EMERGE Print Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Second Place: Drake Magazine, Drake University
  • Third Place: KRNL, University of Kentucky

Best Magazine Feature Page/Spread

  • First Place: Drake Magazine, Drake University
  • Second Place: El Espejo magazine, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Third Place: Medley, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: Baked, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: Focus Magazine, Baylor University

Best Magazine News Page/Spread

  • First Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Third Place: Xpress Magazine, San Francisco State University
  • Honorable Mention: Alice Magazine, University of Alabama
  • Honorable Mention: Focus Magazine, Baylor University

Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread

  • First Place: Manhappenin' magazine, Kansas State University/Collegian Media Group
  • Second Place: PULSE magazine, Central Washington University
  • Third Place: Swinging Bridge Magazine, Messiah College

Best Newspaper Entertainment Page/Spread

  • First Place: The Voice, Langara College
  • Second Place: The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Third Place: Elon News Network, Elon University

Best Newspaper Feature Page/Spread

  • First Place: The Signal, Georgia State University
  • Second Place: Griffon News, Missouri Western State University
  • Third Place: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Honorable Mention: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Honorable Mention: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago

Best Newspaper Front Page

  • First Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Second Place: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Third Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin
  • Honorable Mention: The Reveille, Louisiana State University

Best Newspaper Nameplate

  • First Place: The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Second Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College
  • Third Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Honorable Mention: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Honorable Mention: The Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University

Best Newspaper News Page/Spread

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Third Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Honorable Mention: The Advocate, Contra Costa College
  • Honorable Mention: The Banner, California Baptist University

Best Newspaper Opinion Page/Spread

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Second Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University
  • Third Place: The DePaulia, DePaul University

Best Newspaper Photo Page/Spread

  • First Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Second Place: The Banner, California Baptist University
  • Third Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Best Newspaper Sports Page/Spread

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Second Place: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group,          Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Third Place: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University

Best Online Infographic

  • First Place: Talisman, Western Kentucky University
  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Third Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Honorable Mention: TCU360.com, Texas Christian University
  • Honorable Mention: The Signal, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Best Online Main Page

  • First Place: NEHA, Syracuse University
  • Second Place: Ball Bearings, Ball State University
  • Third Place: el Don, Santa Ana College
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: Nubian Message, North Carolina State University

Best Social Media Main Page

  • First Place: Ball Bearings, Ball State University
  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Third Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University
  • Honorable Mention: Emerge TO, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

Best Special Section Cover

  • First Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Second Place: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Third Place: The Daily Beacon, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Honorable Mention: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: Spring Living Guide, Louisiana State University

Best Yearbook Cover

  • First Place: The Campanile, Rice University
  • Second Place: The Royal Purple, Kansas State University/Collegian Media Group
  • Third Place: Michiganensian, University of Michigan
  • Honorable Mention: Aggieland, Texas A&M University
  • Honorable Mention: Tower, Loyola Marymount University

Best Yearbook Division Page/Spread

  • First Place: La Ventana, Texas Tech University
  • Second Place: Kentucky Kernel Year in Photos, University of Kentucky
  • Third Place: Angelos, California Baptist University
  • Honorable Mention: The Campanile, Rice University
  • Honorable Mention: The Griffon, Missouri Western State University

Best Yearbook Entertainment Page/Spread

  • First Place: The Royal Purple, Kansas State University/Collegian Media Group
  • Second Place: Angelos, California Baptist University
  • Third Place: Arbutus, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University
  • Honorable Mention: The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University

Best Yearbook Feature Page/Spread

  • First Place: La Ventana, Texas Tech University
  • Second Place: The Campanile, Rice University
  • Third Place: Arbutus, Indiana University

Best Yearbook News Page/Spread

  • First Place: Ibis, University of Miami
  • Second Place: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University
  • Third Place: Phi Psi Cli, Elon University
  • Honorable Mention: Angelos, California Baptist University
  • Honorable Mention: The Campanile, Rice University

Best Yearbook Sports Page/Spread

  • First Place: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University
  • Second Place: The Royal Purple, Kansas State University/Collegian Media Group
  • Third Place: Angelos, California Baptist University

Online Pinnacles

Best Multimedia Breaking News Story

  • First Place: The Daily Beacon, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Second Place: "Hofstra Votes Live", Hofstra University
  • Third Place: 14 East, DePaul University

Best Audio Slideshow

  • First Place: Campus Carrier, Berry College
  • Second Place: Viking Fusion, Berry College
  • Third Place: District, Savannah College of Art and Design

Best Breaking News Coverage

  • First Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Second Place: KentWired.com, Kent State University
  • Third Place: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: The Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best Multimedia Feature Story

  • First Place: The Eagle, American University
  • Second Place: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Third Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Honorable Mention: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University

Best Podcast

  • First Place: Urban Plains, Drake University
  • Second Place: District, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Third Place: The Eagle, American University
  • Honorable Mention: 14 East, DePaul University
  • Honorable Mention: AWOL Magazine, American University

Best Social Media Presence

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Second Place: The Oak Leaf News, Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Third Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University
  • Honorable Mention: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

Best Viral Video

  • First Place: The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Second Place: The Rice Thresher, Rice University
  • Third Place: The Blackprint, American University
  • Honorable Mention: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

Photo Pinnacles 

Best Breaking News Photo

  • First Place: Sentry Media, Robert Morris University
  • Second Place: Ka Leo O Hawaiʻi, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
  • Third Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: Daily 49er, California State University, Long Beach
  • Honorable Mention: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

Best Feature Photo

  • First Place: The Yard, College of Charleston
  • Second Place: The Chimes, Biola University
  • Third Place: Drake Magazine, Drake University
  • Honorable Mention: EMERGE, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Honorable Mention: Stephens Life, Stephens College

Best General News Photo

  • First Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Second Place: The Crimson White, University of Alabama
  • Third Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: The DePaulia, DePaul University

Best Photo Illustration

  • First Place: Pursuit, California Baptist University
  • Second Place: The Northerner, Northern Kentucky University
  • Third Place: Arbutus, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: The All State, Austin Peay State University
  • Honorable Mention: Wingspan, Laramie County Community College

Best Photo Package

  • First Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Second Place: PULSE magazine, Central Washington University
  • Third Place: The Voice, Langara College
  • Honorable Mention: The Bottom Line, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Honorable Mention: The Royal Purple, Kansas State University/Collegian Media Group

Best Portrait

  • First Place: The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Third Place: KRNL, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: Pursuit, California Baptist University
  • Honorable Mention: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta

Best Sports Feature Photo

  • First Place: Talisman, Western Kentucky University
  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami
  • Third Place: The Volante, University of South Dakota
  • Honorable Mention: The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Best Sports News Photo

  • First Place: Technician, North Carolina State University
  • Second Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Third Place: Northern Review, Ohio Northern University
  • Honorable Mention: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University

Sports Pinnacles 

Best Online Sports Section

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Second Place: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Third Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Reflector, University of Indianapolis

Best Sports Columnist

  • First Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Second Place: Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: The DePaulia, DePaul University
  • Honorable Mention: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University

Best Sports Feature

  • First Place: The Hawk, Saint Joseph's University
  • Second Place: Urban Plains, Drake University
  • Third Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Honorable Mention: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University
  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University

Best Sports Game Story

  • First Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Second Place: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University
  • Third Place: KentWired.com, Kent State University
  • Honorable Mention: Correira, Scafariello turn up as Quinnipiac sweeps Rider, Quinnipiac University

Best Sports Investigative Story

  • First Place: Urban Plains, Drake University
  • Second Place: Spartan Daily, San Jose State University
  • Third Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Honorable Mention: The Arapahoe Pinnacle, Arapahoe Community College

Best Sports Multimedia Story

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Second Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Third Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University
  • Honorable Mention: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

Best Sports Section

  • First Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Second Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Third Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: The Signal, Georgia State University

Writing Pinnacles

Best Arts and Entertainment Story

  • First Place: Niner Times, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Second Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky
  • Third Place: The Sun, Southwestern College
  • Honorable Mention: Ball Bearings, Ball State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Sunflower, Wichita State University

Best Breaking News Story

  • First Place: The Spectrum, University at Buffalo
  • Second Place: Foghorn News, Del Mar College
  • Third Place: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans

Best Column

  • First Place: The Threefold Advocate, John Brown University
  • Second Place: The Empire State Tribune, The Kings College
  • Third Place: The Beacon, University of Portland
  • Honorable Mention: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane
  • Honorable Mention: Xpress Magazine, San Francisco State University

Best Editorial

  • First Place: The Washtenaw Voice, Washtenaw Community College
  • Second Place: The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Third Place: The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University
  • Honorable Mention: Jerk, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best Feature Story

  • First Place: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University
  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Third Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago
  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News/Mustang Media Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Honorable Mention: The DePaulia, DePaul University

Best General News Story

  • First Place: The Temple News, Temple University
  • Second Place: Garnet & Black, University of South Carolina
  • Third Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University
  • Honorable Mention: The Sunflower, Wichita State University

Best Investigative Story

  • First Place: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University
  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University
  • Third Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan
  • Honorable Mention: The College Hill Independent, Brown University

Best News Package

  • First Place: Reports from the Border, Cal State Fullerton
  • Second Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University
  • Third Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Honorable Mention: EMERGE 2019 Print and Web Magazines, University of Guelph-Humber
  • Honorable Mention: The Hawk, Saint Joseph's University

Best Profile

  • First Place: The Sun, Southwestern College
  • Second Place: The Beacon, University of Portland
  • Third Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

Best Special Section - Four Pages or Less

  • First Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Second Place: Elon News Network, Elon University
  • Third Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina
  • Honorable Mention: Richland Chronicle, Richland College

Best Special Section - More than Four Pages

  • First Place: Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University
  • Second Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University
  • Third Place: Manitou Messenger, St. Olaf College
  • Honorable Mention: Relationships, St. Edward's University
  • Honorable Mention: The Et Cetera - Eastfield Experience, Eastfield College