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 2020-21.  

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

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia20, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held from Oct. 14-17. Registration for the convention is now open. 

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  

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago 

Urban Plains, Drake University 

Jerk, Syracuse University 

Daily Bruin, UCLA 

The Beacon, University of Portland 

Best Breaking News Story  

The Pioneer, CSU East Bay 

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

Daily Bruin, UCLA 

The Crimson White, University of Alabama 

The Shorthorn, University of Texas at Arlington 

Best Column  

The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University 

The Battalion, Texas A&M University 

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina 

Best Editorial   

The Appalachian, Appalachian State University 

The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University 

The Roar, Piedmont University 

Daily Bruin, UCLA 

The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University 

Best General News Story  

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University 

NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY 

The Sun, Southwestern College 

The University Star, Texas State University 

The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane 

Best Feature Story  

The Eagle, American University 

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University 

The DePaulia, DePaul University 

The Beacon, University of Portland 

Best Investigative Story  

 

The DePaulia, DePaul University 

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University 

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan 

Best News Package  

 

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University 

The Reveille, Louisiana State University 

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University 

Best Profile  

 

The DePaulia, DePaul University 

The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University 

NYCity News Service, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY 

The Sun, Southwestern College 

Best Special Section: Four Pages or Less  

 

The Echo, California Lutheran University 

The Sun, Southwestern College 

The Collegian, Tarrant County College 

Best Special Section: More than Four Pages  

 

Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University 

The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago 

the Graphic, Pepperdine University