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 online category!

Best Audio Slideshow

Campus Carrier, Berry College

Viking Fusion, Berry College

District, Savannah College of Art and Design

Best Breaking News Coverage

The Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University            

Elon News Network, Elon University

KentWired.com, Kent State University

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington

Best Multimedia Breaking News Story 

14 East, DePaul University

"Hofstra Votes Live", Hofstra University

The Daily Beacon, The University of Tennessee Knoxville

Best Multimedia Feature Story

The Eagle, American University

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

Elon News Network, Elon University

The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky

Best Podcast

The Eagle, American University

AWOL Magazine, American University

14 East, DePaul University

Urban Plains, Drake University

District, Savannah College of Art and Design

Best Social Media Presence

The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University

Pepperdine Graphic, Pepperdine University

The Oak Leaf News, Santa Rosa Junior College

Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina

Best Viral Video

The Blackprint, American University

The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

The Rice Thresher, Rice University

The Mercury, The University of Texas at Dallas

Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky