Daily Cal wins 28 college media awards for 2011

The Daily Californian will receive a total of 28 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the California College Media Association (CCMA) for its work in 2011, according to results announced last week.

Twenty-two of the awards are from CCMA, more than we received in 2010 (16 awards) and in 2009 (20). SPJ awarded our staff Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper in California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii in 2010.

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Although rankings will not be announced until the organizations’ award ceremonies (SPJ: March 30-31, CCMA: April 21), the Daily Cal will be ranking in the following categories:

California College Media Association (California):
General Newspaper Excellence
General Web Site Excellence
Best News Series (Jessica Rossoni, Jason Willick, Damian Ortellado, Amruta Trivedi)
Best Breaking News Story (Weiru Fang and Anjuli Sastry)
Best News Story (non-breaking) (Jordan Bach-Lombardo)
Best Feature Story (Katie Dowd)
Best Personal Opinion Column (Casey Given)
Best Arts & Entertainment Story (Ryan Lattanzio)
Best Arts & Entertainment Column/ Criticism (David Liu)
Best Sports Story (Jack Wang)
Best Sports Story (Katie Dowd)
Best Features Photography (Evan Walbridge)
Best Photo Series (David Herschorn)
Best Sports-Page Design
Best Back to School or Orientation Issue
Best Special Section
Best Blog
Best Multimedia Presentation
Best Use of Social Media (Occupy Cal coverage 11/15/11)
Best Use of Social Media (Haas shooting coverage 11/15/11)
Best Video
Best Online Promotion

Society of Professional Journalists (California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii):
In-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/University (Dream State)
Online In-Depth Reporting-4 Year College/University (Dream State)
Sports Writing-4 Year College/University (Katie Dowd – Scar Tissue)
Sports Writing-4 Year College/University (Jack Wang – Go father, go further)
Best Affiliated Web Site-4 Year College/University (www.dailycal.org)
General Column Writing-4 Year College/University (Casey Given – Given columns)

Tomer Ovadia is the editor in chief and president. Contact him at [email protected]