Student Media Take Top Honors

Elizabeth Chapin




The hard-hitting headlines, in-depth investigations, and digital designs of student journalists throughout the CSU were recently lauded by national and state collegiate newspaper organizations during the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) National Convention Feb. 26-March 1 in Los Angeles.

Thirteen CSU student newspapers were honor​ed by the California College Media Association (CCMA) and the ACP, which is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists in the country. The awards not only demonstrate students’ academic and professional achievements—they also validate the hard work of CSU journalism faculty who are teaching objective and innovative practices.

Award recipients included: The Runner (Bakersfield),The Orion (Chico), The Collegian (Fresno), The Daily Titan (Fullerton), The Lumberjack (Humboldt State), the Daily Forty-Niner (Long Beach), the University Times (Los Angeles), The Otter Realm (Monterey Bay), the Daily Sundial (Northridge), the Golden Gate Xpress (San Francisco), The Spartan Daily (San Jose), the Signal (Stanislaus) and the Mustang Daily (San Luis Obispo).

The ACP awarded The Daily Titan, The Spartan Daily and the Daily 49er as the nation’s top three daily newspapers for four-year academic institutions. The Daily Forty-Niner also took ACP’s top honors for best website in the large-school category.

The CCMA awarded The Lumberjack with first place in the “Best News Series” category, the Golden Gate Xpress with “Best Breaking News Story,” and the Mustang News with “Best Non-Breaking News Story.”

See the full list of awardees from the ACP and CCMA.