CBU campus publications earn multiple awards at national competition
Riverside, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2018) – Campus publications at California Baptist University earned 12 awards at the National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky held from Oct. 25–28.
The College Media Association (CMA) and the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP), both national collegiate media organizations, handed out the awards.
In the CMA Pinnacle Awards, The Banner newspaper took home the top honor for Best Newspaper of the Year in the more than weekly category. This was the first time the paper earned a first place honor in this category. The Angelos yearbook also earned first place for Best Portrait, second place for Best Yearbook Cover, and honorable mention for Yearbook of the Year.
CMA also awarded a first place award to Sarah Dane (’08) for Best Comic Strip for her creation, “Lancer Life.” ACP Pacemaker Awards also awarded Dane a second place finish for Cartoon of the Year. Dane is the only CBU student to earn top-three honors in both the Pacemaker and Pinnacle awards in the same year.
Hayley Folk (’07) earned a second place finish for the ACP Best Column competition for a self-reflection piece she wrote for Pursuit magazine on growing up in a home with two parents battling drug addiction.
In the convention’s Best of Show contest, Angelos received first place for Best Yearbook — another first-time achievement.
“These top honors for our student publications reflect the quality of our students’ work. The Pacemakers and Pinnacles are the highest honors in student media, as well as the most competitive,” said Dr. Michael Chute, director of journalism & new media and public relations. “To win so many of these top awards in journalism from these two national organizations attests to the quality of work our students are producing in each of the campus publications.
“Our team is honored to be placed among some of the top collegiate journalism programs in the country. Pacemakers and Pinnacles awards are like winning Pulitzers in student media and we are so fortunate to be honored with these outstanding awards,” Chute said.