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The Daily Californian was honored Saturday with 21 awards for its work in 2014 by the California College Media Association, including 11 first-place awards.

The Daily Cal placed first in all three news content categories, including winning best breaking news story, best nonbreaking news story and best feature story. In addition, we also won first place for best sports story and best sports photography.

Our growing online presence was recognized by our first-place win once again for best blog and our first-place awards for best interactive graphic and best audio slideshow. This was also the first year that the Weekender, our online magazine, was eligible for awards, and we were excited to receive first place for best magazine column.

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Below is a full list of awards presented to the Daily Cal at the California College Media Association award ceremony:

Best Breaking News Story — 1st Place: Jean Lee and Daniel Tutt for “Tuition increase policy passed by regents committee
Best Non-Breaking News Story — 1st Place: Virgie Hoban for “Facing a waning future
Best Feature Story — 1st Place: Sara Grossman for “Love thy sister”
Best Sports Story — 1st Place: Shannon Carroll for “Out of the woods
Best Sports Photography — 1st Place: Michael Tao for football photography
Best Headline Portfolio — 1st Place: Simone Rudolf-Dib/Night Department for “Love thy sister,” “Cycling with a healthy pace” and “A demonstration en masse
Best Illustration/Cartoon — 1st Place: Mandy Zheng for “Increase Academic Freedom by Connecting to Israeli Universities
Best Blog — 1st Place: The Daily Clog
Best Interactive Graphic — 1st Place: Nicholas Hardison-Monschopoulos for “Paying their way
Best Magazine Column — 1st Place: Sarah Dadouch for “This is privilege
Best Audio Slideshow — 1st Place: Michael Drummond and Walter Zarnowitz for “If Walls Could Talk
Best Newspaper — 2nd Place: The Daily Californian
Best Overall Newspaper Design — 2nd Pace: The Daily Californian
Best Newspaper Column — 2nd Place: Sarah Dadouch for “An explosion here and bombs there
Best Photo Series — 2nd Place: Michael Drummond for “Walkout Against Fee-Hikes
Best News Video — 2nd Place: Kaitlyn Kraybill-Voth for “Students protest against Regents’ plan to increase tuition
Best Multimedia Presentation — 3rd Place: Walter Zarnowitz for “Sounds of Berkeley
Best Use of Social Media — 3rd Place: Staff for “Updates and tweets from the Ferguson, Garner and Ayotzinapa protest
Best Infographic — Honorable Mention: Ashley Hirasuna for “How the Heartbleed Bug works
Best Special Issue — Honorable Mention: Fifty Years of Free Speech
Best Website — Honorable Mention: The Daily Californian

Chloe Hunt is the editor in chief and president. Contact her at [email protected]