Daily Cal website named one of nation’s best by Associated Collegiate Press

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The Daily Californian’s website has been named one of the nation’s top student newspaper sites among large campuses for the second year in a row, according to results released last weekend by the Associated Collegiate Press.

The Daily Cal was named a winner of the ACP’s Online Pacemaker Award for campuses with more than 20,000 students. The Online Pacemaker, which the Daily Cal also won in 2012, is based on “design, ease of navigation, writing and editing, graphics and interactivity,” according to the ACP.

In addition to the Online Pacemaker, the Daily Cal took second place in the editorial and opinion category for former opinion writer Jason Willick’s column on affirmative action and fifth place in the newspaper page design category for former design editor Bonnie Mata Matthews’ timeline in our May graduation issue.

The paper also picked up honorable mention awards for former sports editor Jonathan Kuperberg’s profile of former Cal men’s basketball forward Bak Bak, a cartoon by Maura Chen, an environment photo by former photo editor Michael Tao and a news spot photo by Henry Ascencio.

We are always working to improve our newspaper and website in order to deepen our coverage, better engage with and expand our readership, innovate our presentation and more successfully train our student staff. Over the past few months, we’ve updated the website’s header and breaking news banner, created several dedicated pages for our special issues and experimented with a new page design for multimedia projects for our feature on homelessness in Berkeley.

If you have any ideas about how we can improve our coverage, let me know at [email protected].

Sarah Burns is the editor in chief and president. Contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter @dailycaleditor.