Daily Cal named top daily college paper, website in California for second year

Daily Cal editors and staff members attended the California College Media Association's award ceremony on Saturday and brought home 24 awards, including first place for General Newspaper Excellence and General Website Excellence.
Daily Cal editors and staff members attended the California College Media Association's award ceremony on Saturday and brought home 24 awards, including first place for General Newspaper Excellence and General Website Excellence.

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For the second year in a row, The Daily Californian has been named the top daily college newspaper and website in the state and was awarded first place in six additional categories by the California College Media Association.

We received a total of 24 awards for excellence in print and online content as well as advertising. The awards were announced Saturday evening at the organization’s annual convention at San Jose State University. Last year, we won 23 CCMA awards, 11 of which were for first place.

Last week, the Daily Cal also won three awards from the Society of Professional Journalists in Region 11 (California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii): first place, Sports Writing (Large) — “Lights, please” by Jack Wang; second place, Best Affiliated Website (Large) — dailycal.org and third place, Sports Photography (Large) — “Cal leaves Lehigh high and dry” by Michael Tao.

None of this would have been possible without feedback and support from you, our readers. As an independent, student-run newspaper, we pride ourselves on consistently producing award-winning content while serving the student body and surrounding community at large, but we cannot do it without your help.

If you would like to contribute to the student staff of the Daily Cal, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation and support independent student journalism.

Thank you for taking the time to engage with our content in print and online and to contribute to our opinion pages. We appreciate your support and encourage you to continue to share your thoughts by emailing me at [email protected]

Sincerely,
Stephanie Baer
Editor in Chief & President

Below is a full list of awards presented to the Daily Cal at the CCMA awards ceremony:

1st place, General Newspaper Excellence
1st place, General Website Excellence (dailycal.org)
1st place, Best Use of Social Media (Elections 2012 coverage)
1st place, Best News Story (non-breaking) (“Tracking UC Berkeley’s former chancellor Chang-Lin Tien” by Soumya Karlamangla)
1st place, Best News Series (Megan Messerly, Gautham Thomas, Alyssa Neumann, Alex Berryhill)
1st place, Best Headline Portfolio (Alex Wolinsky)
1st place, Best Online Promotion (advertise.dailycal.org, Eugenia Ho and George Syrop)
1st place, Best Audio Slideshow (“Moving pictures — Softball” by Anna Vignet)
2nd place, Best Multimedia Presentation
2nd place, Best Sales Promotion Materials (Eugenia Ho and George Syrop)
2nd place, Best Feature Story (“Lights, please” by Jack Wang)
2nd place, Best Headline Portfolio (Rupa Subramaniam)
2nd place, Best Infographic (“California Grown”, Jill Wong)
2nd place, Best News Photograph (Derek Remsburg)
2nd place, Best Photo Illustration (“Eshleman Hall to be demolished months later than projected” by Michael Tao)
3rd place, Best Editorial (“A civics lesson for UCSA” by J.D. Morris)
3rd place, Best Video (“Compiling the Programmers” by Alice Oh)
3rd place, Best Sports Column (“Don’t look back in anger” by Jack Wang)
3rd place, Best News Page Design (“Empty seats, empty coffers” by Emily Smith)
3rd place, Best Overall Design
3rd place, Best Blog (The Daily Clog)
3rd place, Best Group Promotion (Gloria Yen)
3rd place, Best Back to School or Orientation Issue (Freshman Orientation)
3rd place, Best Special Section (Big Game 30-year anniversary)

Stephanie Baer is the editor in chief and president. Contact her at [email protected]

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