After snagging the title of best all-around regional newspaper in the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2018 Mark of Excellence Awards, The Daily Californian was named a national finalist in the category.
The Mark of Excellence Awards honor “the best in student journalism,” according to the society’s website. Contest judges were instructed to choose only entries they felt were deserving of a national honor. The Daily Cal came in second to Yale Daily News, run by students of Yale University.
Here’s a full list of the awards Daily Cal staff members secured in the national contest:
- Sports column writing: “Barstool Sports medals in sexism,” “Supposed to be easy” and “Bring it on: dissecting the NFL’s treatment of cheerleaders” by Alicia Sadowski
- Best all-around daily student newspaper: The Daily Californian
- General column writing: “10 in 10,” “The politics of sex and image in ASUC elections” and “Boycott fraternities” by Rizza Estacio