Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020-2021 Pinnacle Awards. See the results below!  

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.  

We will be sending out email messages to Pinnacle Award recipients on how they will be able to receive your certificates.

The Pinnacles Award presentation can be viewed here.


Organizational Winners 

Best College Media Outlet

Four-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year 

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University 

  • Second Place: The Brown and White, Lehigh University 

  • Third Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA 

  • Honorable Mention: Marquette Wire, Marquette University 

  • Honorable Mention: Pepperdine Graphic Media, Pepperdine University 

New! Best Diversity Coverage of the Year 

  • First Place: OU Daily, University of Oklahoma 

  • Second Place: Our America, California State University, Fullerton 

  • Third Place: Kentucky State Student Media Newsroom, Kentucky State University 

  • Honorable Mention: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Austin 

Two-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year 

  • First Place: City Time Media, San Diego City College 

  • Second Place: The Union, El Camino College 

Broadcast 

Two-Year Radio Station of the Year   

  • First Place: KDUX WebRadio, Richland College 

  • Second Place: The DrumBeat, Tyler Junior College  

Four-Year Radio Station of the Year   

  • First Place: Impact 89FM | WDBM-FM, Michigan State University  

  • Second Place: The WOLF Internet Radio, University of West Georgia 

  • Third Place: WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2, North Carolina State University 

  • Honorable Mention: WICB, Ithaca College 

  • Honorable Mention: Radio UTD, The University of Texas in Dallas  

Four-Year TV Station of the Year   

  • First Place: Ithaca College Television, Ithaca College 

  • Second Place: Elon Local News, Elon University 

  • Third Place: UTD TV, University of Texas in Dallas 

  • Honorable Mention: Breeze TV, James Madison University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University  

Two-Year TV Station of the Year   

  • First Place: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College  

  • Second Place: The DrumBeat, Tyler Junior College  

  • Third Place: CTTV Newscene, San Diego City College  

  • Honorable Mention: ChronicleTV, Richland College  

Online 

Four-Year Website of the Year 

  • First Place: Rethink Criminal Justice, Cabrini University 

  • Second Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky 

  • Third Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA 

  • Honorable Mention: Philadelphia Neighborhoods, Temple University 

  • Honorable Mention: Emerge Magazine Multimedia Flux Project, University of Guelph-Humber 

Two-Year Website of the Year 

  • First Place: City Times Media, San Diego City College 

  • Second Place:  Crusader News, Seward County Community College 

  • Third Place: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College

Magazine 

Four-Year Feature Magazine of the Year   

  • First Place: Tusk Magazine, California State University, Fullerton  

  • Second Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami  

  • Third Place: Pursuit, California Baptist University  

  • Honorable Mention: SHEI Magazine, University of Michigan  

Two-Year Feature Magazine of the Year  

  • First Place: The Current, Amarillo College  

  • Second Place: El Sol, Southwestern College  

  • Third Place: Warrior Life, El Camino College  

  • Honorable Mention: The Bull, Los Angeles Pierce College  

  • Honorable Mention: The Sentinel, North Idaho College  

Four-Year Literary Magazine of the Year  

  • First Place: Apricity Magazine, The University of Texas at Austin  

  • Second Place: Jet Fuel Review, Lewis University  

  • Third Place: The Vanderbilt Review, Vanderbilt University  

  • Honorable Mention: Underground, Georgia State University  

Two-Year Literary Magazine of the Year  

  • First Place: Urbana Literary and Arts, Miami Dade College/ Eduardo J. Padron Campus  

  • Second Place: MIAMBIANCE VOL.31, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus  

  • Third Place: The Wright Side, Wilbur Wright College  

  • Honorable Mention: Amaranth, Anne Arundel Community College  

Newspaper 

Four-Year Daily Newspaper of the Year 

  • First Place: Spartan Daily, San Jose State University 

  • Second Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina 

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

  • First Place: The Mercury, University of Texas at Dallas 

  • Second Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

  • Third Place: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University 

  • Honorable Mention: Castleton Spartan, Castleton University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Temple News, Temple University 

Four-Year Weekly Newspaper of the Year 

  • First Place: The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin 

  • Second Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington 

  • Honorable Mention: The Signal, Georgia State University 

Two-Year Newspaper of the Year 

  • First Place: The Voice, Langara College 

  • Second Place: Collegian, Los Angeles City College 

  • Third Place: The Valley Star, Los Angeles Valley College 

  • Honorable Mention: Richland Chronicle, Richland College 

  • Honorable Mention: The Et Cetera, Eastfield College 

Yearbook 

Yearbook of the Year 

  • First Place: The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University 

  • Second Place: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University 

  • Third Place: The Campanile, Rice University 


 Individual Winners 

Advertising 

Best Ad Campaign  

  • First Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Second Place: Emerge Magazine and related media projects 2021, University of Guelph-Hunter  

  • Third Place: Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State  

Best Ad Supplement/Special Section  

  • First Place: Poly Picks, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Fullerton  

  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indian University 

  • Third Place: Ram Life, Colorado State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Graduation Edition of the Daily News, Ball State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Daily Titan, California State University   

Best Display Ad  

  • First Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  

  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University  

Best House Ad  

  • First Place: Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton  

  • Second Place: The Collegian, Kansas State University  

  • Third Place: Square 95, SCAD Savannah  

  • Honorable Mention: Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago  

Best Online Ad   

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University  

  • Second Place: Manoa Now, University of Hawaii Manoa  

  • Third Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas Arlington  

  • Honorable Mention: Impact 89FM | WBDM-FM, Michigan State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Northwest Missourian, Norwest Missouri State University  

Best Rate Card/Media Kit   

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University  

  • Second Place: Collegian Media Group Spring 2021 Rate Card Kit, Kansas State University  

  • Third Place: Boise State Student Media, Boise State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Mustang News, Cal Poly Luis Obispo  

  • Honorable Mention: Garnet Media Group, University of South Carolina  

Best Social Media Strategy  

  • First Place: Urbana Literary and Arts, Miami Dade College/ Eduardo J. Padron Campus  

  • Second Place: Emerge Marketing Makeover Challenge, University of Guelph-Humber  

  • Third Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Honorable Mention: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University  

  • Honorable Mention: The 61% Project, Syracuse University  

 

Broadcast 

Best Audio Newscast   

  • First Place: SGTV, University of South Carolina   

  • Second Place: 91.1 The Globe, Goshen College  

  • Third Place: WUSC, University of South Carolina  

  • Honorable Mention: KCPR/Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  

  • Honorable Mention: Arrow on the Air, Southeast Missouri State University  

Best Audio Promo/PSA  

  • First Place: UTA Radio, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Second Place: University Police, PSA, Arkansas State University  

  • Third Place: WMUL Million Bucks, Marshall University  

Best Audio Special Event Coverage   

  • First Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University  

  • Second Place: 91.1 The Globe, Goshen College  

  • Third Place: Coronavirus Spread Continues in Oklahoma As Political Will For Mask Mandates Is Lacking, University of Oklahoma  

  • Honorable Mention: Fountain Ceremony, Marshall University  

  • Honorable Mention: Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University  

Best Audio Sportscast   

  • First Place: 91.1 The Globe, Goshen College  

  • Second Place: Abi Hugh Freshman of the Year, Marshall University  

  • Third Place: Impact 89FM| WDBM-FM, Michigan State University  

Best Audio Talk/Entertainment Program   

  • First Place: Radio UTD, The University of Texas at Dallas  

  • Second Place: WRAS/Album 88, Georgia State University  

  • Third Place: WUSC, University of South Carolina  

  • Honorable Mention: Viking Fusion, Berry College  

  • Honorable Mention: KBVR-FM, "Aux Cord with DJ Nasty Nate", Oregon State University  

Best Video Entertainment Program   

  • First Place: Al Dia, California State University, Fullerton  

  • Second Place: SGTV, University of South Carolina  

  • Third Place: CBU TV, California Baptist University  

  • Honorable Mention: WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2, North Carolina State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Vanderbilt Video Production, Vanderbilt University  

Best Video Newscast   

  • First Place: 100 Years of Broadcast, Middle Tennessee State University  

  • Second Place: SGTV, University of South Carolina  

  • Third Place: Elon News Network, Elon University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Andersonian, Anderson University  

  • Honorable Mention: Arrow-From the Newsroom, Southeast Missouri State University  

Best Video Promo/PSA  

  • First Place: Manoa Now, University of Hawaii Manoa  

  • Second Place: WKNC 88.1 FM HD-1/HD-2, North Carolina State University  

  • Third Place: The Bell Ringer, Augusta University  

  • Honorable Mention: MTN Sports "We're a bit Competitive", Middle Tennessee State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Too Young to Wed, University of Oklahoma  

Best Video Special Event Coverage   

  • First Place: SGTV, University of South Carolina  

  • Second Place: Central News Watch, Central Washington University  

  • Third Place: TUTV-Temple University Television: OwlSports Update, Temple University  

  • Honorable Mention: Western Herald, Western Michigan State University  

Best Video Sportscast   

  • First Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University  

  • Second Place: TUTV-Temple University Television: OwlSports Update, Temple University  

  • Third Place: The Andersonian, Anderson University  

  • Honorable Mention: CBU TV, California Baptiste University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University  

 

Design 

Best Editorial Illustration   

  • First Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College  

  • Second Place: The DePaulia, DePaul University  

  • Third Place: The ET Cetera, Eastfield College  

  • Honorable Mention: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans  

  • Honorable Mention: DAMchic “Puppets for Sale, Oregon State University  

Best Advertisement   

  • First Place: Square95, SCAD Savannah 

  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Third Place: Garnet & Black, University of South Carolina  

Best Comic Strip   

  • First Place: Student Proved, Oregon State University  

  • Second Place: F NewsMagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  

  • Third Place: The Pendulum, Elon University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Banner, California Baptist University  

  • Honorable Mention: Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton  

Best Editorial Cartoon   

  • First Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University  

  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Third Place: The Vermont Cynic, University of Vermont  

  • Honorable Mention: The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn University  

  • Honorable Mention: F NewsMagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  

Best Infographic  

  • First Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Second Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  

  • Third Place: Angelos, California Baptist University  

  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread   

  • First Place: SALT, Syracuse University  

  • Second Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

  • Third Place: EST Magazine, The King’s College  

  • Honorable Mention: Manhappenin’ Magazine, Kansas State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Alice, University of Alabama  

Best Magazine Cover  

  • First Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta  

  • Second Place: Urbana Literary & Arts, Miami Dade College/ Eduardo J. Padron Campus  

  • Third Place: Beaver's Digest, "The American Dream", Oregon State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Ball Bearings Magazine, Ball State University 

  • Honorable Mention: Nineteen Fifty-Six, University of Alabama  

Best Magazine Entertainment Page/Spread   

  • First Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta  

  • Second Place: NewsMagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  

  • Third Place: Pursuit, California Baptist University  

  • Honorable Mention: Drake Magazine, Drake University  

  • Honorable Mention: Minero Magazine, The University of Texas at EL Paso  

Best Magazine Feature Page/Spread   

  • First Place: Manhappenin Magazine, Kansas State University  

  • Second Place: SCAN Magazine, SCAD Atlanta  

  • Third Place: Distraction Magazine, University of Miami  

Best Magazine News Page/Spread   

  • First Place: SALT, Syracuse  

  • Second Place: Collegian Times, Los Angeles City College  

  • Third Place: Pursuit, California Baptist University 

  • Honorable Mention: Alice, University of Alabama  

  • Honorable Mention: Garnet & Black, University of South Carolina  

Best Magazine Sports Page/Spread   

  • First Place: El Sol, Southwestern College  

  • Second Place: Manhappenin’ Magazine, Kansas State University  

  • Third Place: Ke’ Alaka’i, BYU-Hawaii  

Best Newspaper Entertainment Page/Spread   

  • First Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Second Place: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University  

  • Third Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

  • Honorable Mention: The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  

  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

Best Newspaper Feature Page/Spread   

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

  • Second Place: The Observer, Central Washington University  

  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University  

  • Honorable Mention: Pendulum, Elon University  

  • Honorable Mention: Eagle Eye, Tennessee Tech University  

Best Newspaper Front Page  

  • First Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Second Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University  

  • Third Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin  

  • Honorable Mention: The Vermont Cynic, University of Vermont  

Best Newspaper Nameplate   

  • First Place: The Graphic, Pepperdine University  

  • Second Place: The Rice Thresher, Rice University   

  • Third Place: The Corsair, Santa Monica College  

  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

  • Honorable Mention: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans  

Best Newspaper News Page/Spread  

  • First Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  

  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Third Place: Collegian, Los Angeles City College  

Best Newspaper Opinion Page/Spread  

  • First Place: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans  

  • Second Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

  • Third Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Commonwealth University  

Best Newspaper Photo Page/Spread  

  • First Place: Pendulum, Elon University  

  • Second Place: Rocky Mountain Collegiate, Colorado State University  

  • Third Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Honorable Mention: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  

Best Newspaper Sports Page/Spread   

  • First Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan  

  • Second Place: The Equinox, Keene State College  

  • Third Place: Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Pendulum, Elon University  

Best Online Infographic   

  • First Place: The Reflector, University of Indianapolis  

  • Second Place: The University Star, Texas State University  

  • Third Place: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University  

Best Online Main Page  

  • First Place: The 61% Project, Syracuse University  

  • Second Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University  

  • Third Place: Emerge FLUX Multimedia Project, University of Guelph-Humber  

Best Social Media Main Page   

  • First Place: District, SCAD Savannah 

  • Second Place: The Reflector, University of Indianapolis  

  • Third Place: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Tower, Northwest Missouri State University 

  • Honorable Mention: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  

Best Special Section Cover   

  • First Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University  

  • Second Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University 

  • Third Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  

  • Honorable Mention: Spartan Daily, San Jose State University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan  

Best Yearbook Cover   

  • First Place: The Campanile, Rice University  

  • Second Place: Royal Purple, Kansas State University  

  • Third Place: Angelos, California Baptist University  

  • Honorable Mention: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University  

Best Yearbook Division Page/Spread   

  • First Place: Angelos, California Baptist University  

  • Second Place: Royal Purple, Kansas State University  

  • Third Place: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami  

  • Honorable Mention: The Griffon, Missouri Western State University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University  

Best Yearbook Entertainment Page/Spread   

  • First Place: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami  

  • Second Place: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University  

  • Third Place: The Michiganensian, University of Michigan  

  • Honorable Mention: Aggieland, Texas A&M University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University  

Best Yearbook Feature Page/Spread   

  • First Place: Royal Purple, Kansas State University  

  • Second Place: Tower, Northwest Missouri State University 

  • Third Place: The Campanile, Rice University  

  • Honorable Mention: Angelos, California Baptist University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Michiganensian, University of Michigan  

Best Yearbook News Page/Spread   

  • First Place: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University  

  • Second Place: Angelos, California Baptist University  

  • Third Place: The Michiganensian, University of Michigan 

Best Yearbook Sports Page/Spread   

  • First Place: The Tower, Loyola Marymount University  

  • Second Place: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University  

  • Third Place: Ibis Yearbook, University of Miami  

  • Honorable Mention: Royal Purple, Kansas State University  

  • Honorable Mention: Tower, Northwest Missouri State University 

 

Online 

Best Audio Slideshow 

  • First Place: Viking Fusion, Berry College  

  • Second Place: The Voice, Langara College  

  • Third Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University  

Best Breaking News Coverage   

  • First Place: The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin  

  • Second Place: The Rice Thresher, Rice University  

  • Third Place: The Beacon, University of Portland  

  • Honorable Mention: NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY  

  • Honorable Mention: The University Star, Texas State University  

Best Multimedia Breaking News Story  

  • First Place: The University Star, Texas State University  

  • Second Place: The Appalachian, Appalachian State University  

  • Third Place: Elon News Network, Elon University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Orion, California State University, Chico  

  • Honorable Mention: University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas 

Best Multimedia Feature Story   

  • First Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Second Place: Elon News Network, Elon University  

  • Third Place: The Eagle, American University  

Best Podcast   

  • First Place: F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

  • Second Place: Rowan Radio Draft Special, Rowan University  

  • Third Place: In the Loop with SGTV News 4, University of South Carolina  

  • Honorable Mention: Kokopelli, New Mexico State University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Future Accords, University of Hawaii  

Best Social Media Presence   

  • First Place: Urbana Literary & Arts, Miami Dade College/ Eduardo J. Padron Campus  

  • Second Place: The Graphic, Pepperdine University  

  • Third Place: The WOLF Sports Instagram, University of West Georgia  

  • Honorable Mention: el Don, Santa Ana College  

  • Honorable Mention: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

Best Viral Video   

  • First Place: Owl Magazine, Harford Community College  

  • Second Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University  

  • Third Place: SGTV, University of South Carolina  

  • Honorable Mention: The Union, El Camino College  

  • Honorable Mention: The Equinox, Keene State College  

Best Campus Engagement   

  • First Place: University Times, California State University, Los Angeles  

  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Third Place: Garnet Media Group, University of South Carolina  

 

Photo 

 Best Breaking News Photo 

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA 

  • Second Place: Corsair, Santa Monica College 

  • Third Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania 

  • Honorable Mention: SALT, Syracuse University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Collegian, Tarrant County College 

 Best Feature Photo 

  • First Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky 

  • Second Place: The DePaulia, DePaul University 

  • Third Place: Flow Magazine, University of North Alabama 

 Best General News Photo 

  • First Place: Ka Leo o Hawaii, University of Hawaii Manoa 

  • Second Place: Pursuit, California Baptist University 

  • Third Place: The Corsair, Santa Monica College 

  • Honorable Mention: Ke Alaka'i, BYU-Hawaii 

  • Honorable Mention: Kent Stater/KentWired, Kent State University 

 Best Photo Illustration 

  • First Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University 

  • Second Place: Pursuit, California Baptist University 

  • Third Place: The Sun, Southwestern College 

  • Honorable Mention: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago 

  • Honorable Mention: The Maroon, Loyola University New Orleans 

 Best Photo Package 

  • First Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 

  • Second Place: The Beacon, University of Portland 

  • Third Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University 

  • Honorable Mention: Crusader News, Seward County Community College 

  • Honorable Mention: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania 

 Best Portrait 

  • First Place: el Don, Santa Ana College 

  • Second Place: Angelos, California Baptist University 

  • Third Place: Ke Alaka'i, BYU-Hawaii 

  • Honorable Mention: Edda, Augustana University 

 Best Sports Feature Photo 

  • First Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania 

  • Second Place: SALT, Syracuse University 

  • Third Place: Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky 

  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, UCLA 

  • Honorable Mention: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University 

 Best Sports News Photo 

  • First Place: The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania 

  • Second Place: The Daily Mississippian, University of Mississippi 

  • Third Place: Mustang News, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 

  • Honorable Mention: Baylor Roundup, Baylor University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Horned Frog, Texas Christian University 

 

Sports 

Best Sports Columnist 

  • First Place: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University 

  • Second Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University 

  • Third Place: Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Honorable Mention: The DePaulia, DePaul University 

 Best Sports Feature 

  • First Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University 

  • Second Place: The Butler Collegian, Butler University 

 Best Sports Game Story 

  • First Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Second Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University 

  • Third Place: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane 

  • Honorable Mention: the Graphic, Pepperdine University 

  • Honorable Mention: Quinnipiac Women’s Basketball Sweeps Fairfield, Move Into Second Place, Quinnipiac University 

 Best Sports Investigative Story 

  • First Place: Marquette Tribune, Marquette University 

  • Second Place: The Arbiter, Boise State University 

  • Third Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan 

  • Honorable Mention: The Reveille, Louisiana State University 

  • Honorable Mention: the Graphic, Pepperdine University 

 Best Sports Multimedia Story 

  • First PlaceElon News Network, Elon University 

  • Second Place: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University 

  • Third PlaceLightning Strikes 25 Times, Middle Tennessee State University 

  • Honorable Mention: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University 

 Best Sports Section 

  • First Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University 

  • Second Place: The Pendulum, Elon University 

  • Third Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University 

  • Honorable Mention: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, UCLA 

Best Online Sports Section  

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA 

  • Second Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University 

  • Third Place: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University 

 

Writing 

 Best Arts and Entertainment Story   

  • First Place: Jerk, Syracuse University  

  • Second Place: The Beacon, University of Portland  

  • Third Place: Urban Plains, Drake University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago 

  • Honorable Mention: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

 Best Breaking News Story   

  • First Place: The Crimson White, University of Alabama  

  • Second Place: The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington  

  • Third Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

  • Honorable Mention: The Pioneer, CSU East Bay  

  • Honorable Mention: The Battalion, Texas A&M University 

 Best Column   

  • First Place: The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina  

  • Second Place: The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University  

  • Third Place: The Battalion, Texas A&M University  

 Best Editorial    

  • First Place: Daily Bruin, UCLA  

  • Second PlaceThe Appalachian, Appalachian State University  

  • Third Place: The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Roar, Piedmont University  

  • Honorable Mention: The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University  

 Best General News Story   

  • First Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University 

  • Second Place: The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane  

  • Third Place: The Sun, Southwestern College   

  • Honorable Mention: NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY  

  • Honorable Mention: The University Star, Texas State University 

 Best Feature Story  

  • First Place: The Beacon, University of Portland  

  • Second Place: The DePaulia, DePaul University  

  • Third Place: The Eagle, American University  

  • Honorable Mention: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University  

 Best Investigative Story   

  • First Place: The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan  

  • Second Place: The DePaulia, DePaul University  

  • Third Place: Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University  

 Best News Package   

  • First Place: The NewsHouse, Syracuse University  

  • Second Place: BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University  

  • Third Place: The Reveille, Louisiana State University  

Best Profile   

  • First Place: The DePaulia, DePaul University  

  • Second Place: The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University  

  • Third Place: The Sun, Southwestern College  

  • Honorable Mention: NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY  

Best Special Section: Four Pages or Less   

  • First Place: The Collegian, Tarrant County College  

  • Second Place: The Echo, California Lutheran University  

  • Third Place: The Sun, Southwestern College  

Best Special Section: More than Four Pages   

  • First Place: the Graphic, Pepperdine University  
  • Second Place: The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago  
  • Third Place: Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University