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 sports category!

Best Online Sports Section

The Appalachian, Appalachian State University

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles

The Reflector, University of Indianapolis

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Best Sports Columnist

The DePaulia, DePaul University

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University

Best Sports Feature

The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University

Urban Plains, Drake University

Elon News Network, Elon University

The Hawk, Saint Joseph's University

The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University

Best Sports Game Story

KentWired.com, Kent State University

Correira, Scafariello turn up as Quinnipiac sweeps Rider, Quinnipiac University

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University

Best Sports Investigative Story

The Arapahoe Pinnacle, Arapahoe Community College

Urban Plains, Drake University

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

Spartan Daily, San Jose State University

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

Best Sports Multimedia Story

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University

Elon News Network, Elon University

Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

Best Sports Section

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University

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

The Signal, Georgia State University

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan