Daily Cal honored in 23 categories in college media contest

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On Saturday, The Daily Californian received 23 awards, including nine first-place awards, in the annual California College Media Association contest.

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Here is a comprehensive list of the awards.

Best Feature Story — 1st place for “Incarceration to Convocation” by Jessie Lau

Best Non-breaking News Story — 1st place for “Light shed on a dark matter” by Zoe Kleinfeld

Best Non-news Video — 1st place for “Professors guess millennial slang: UC Berkeley edition” by Toby Ho, Lauren Ahn, Abigail Balingit and Taylor Follett

Best News Video — 1st place for “Students block Sather Gate to protest police brutality, express campus climate concerns” by Matthew Campbelland Karen Lin

Best Photo Series — 1st place for “Round two: Protestors reconvene for demonstrations, grow more destructive” by Rachael Garner and Benjamin Shenouda

Best Photo Illustration — 1st place for Food and Drink Guide cover by Kore Chan

Best Interactive Graphic — 1st place for “Crime on Campus” by Sahil Chinoy and Thomas Kim

Best Use of Social Media  — 1st place for “Berkeley High students stage walkout, march through city over discovery of hostile image” by Katy Abbott , Alison Fu and Bo Kovitz

Best Infographic — 1st place for “Obstacles to Accessibility” by Goldia Kiteck

Best News Series — 2nd place for “Berkeley balcony collapse tragedy coverage

Best Newspaper Page/Design Spread — 2nd place for Dani Sundell’s layout of “Play for Keeps”

Best Breaking News Story — 3rd place for “Berkeley balcony collapse kills 5 irish citizens, 1 California resident” by Kimberly Veklerov and Melissa Wen

Best Sports Story — 3rd place for “From Darkness to Dawn: Ivan Gonzalez won’t let his undocumented status slow him down” by Hooman Yazdanian

Best Overall Newspaper Design — 3rd place

Best Multimedia Presentation — 3rd place for “The Public Trust” by Sahil Chinoy and Chloee Weiner

Best Special Issue/Section — 3rd place for the Housing issue

Best News Photograph — 3rd place for “Black Student Union members block Sather Gate on Saturday morning” by Rachael Garner

Best Sports Photograph — 3rd place for “Cal football travels to take on Oregon” by Rachael Garner

Best Website — honorable mention for dailycal.org

Best Editorial — honorable mention for “Give women’s field hockey team equal resources” by Kimberly Veklerov

Best Features Photograph — honorable mention for “From Darkness to Dawn: Ivan Gonzalez won’t let his undocumented status slow him down” by Kore Chan

Best Illustration/Cartoon — honorable mention for “African American initiative is a positive step” by Willow Yang

Best Headline Portfolio — honorable mention for “1 nation, divisible, on issue of US flag ideals,” “A wrinkle in timekeeping” and “Bonds, fundraising bonds” by Katy Abbott/Night department


Melissa Wen is the editor in chief and president. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @melissalwen.

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