The Daily Bruin garnered awards in over a dozen categories at a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence regional competition. Winners were announced Saturday in San Diego.
The Bruin, which received multiple honors for its breaking news coverage and opinion writing, totaled eight first-place awards and was a finalist in seven other categories. An investigative project chronicling the experiences and mental health of students at University of California medical schools also earned accolades.
The regional competition features student newspapers from California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. The Daily Californian was named best all-around newspaper, ending the Daily Bruin’s three-year run.
Last fall, the organization was inducted to the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame and won two National Pacemaker Awards, honoring the nation’s best college newspaper and best college online news outlet.
First-place winners in the SPJ Region 11 awards will advance to the national level. Those results will be announced in May.
- Best Editorial Writing (Daily Bruin Editorial Board)
- Best General Column Writing (Daily Bruin Opinion)
- Best In-Depth Reporting (Shreya Aiyar, Daniel Alcazar and Miriam Bribiesca for “Caring for the Caregivers”)
- Best General News Reporting (Catherine Liberty Feliciano for “LGBT Christians at UCLA speak out on InterVarsity policy”)
- Best Sports Column Writing (Claire Fahy for “Claire-ification”)
- Best Online Sports Reporting (Claire Fahy for “The Shot Caller”)
- Best Sports Photography (Angie Wang for “UCLA gymnastics triumphs over Utah with thrilling comeback routines”)
- Best General News Photography (Kathy Chen for “Boots on the Ground”)
- Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper (Daily Bruin staff)
- Best Breaking News Reporting (Ryan Leou and Tanner Walters for “Students protest Trump victory early Wednesday morning”)
- Best Breaking News Reporting (Angie Wang and Roberto Luna Jr. for “Two dead in murder-suicide on UCLA campus”)
- Best Online In-Depth Reporting (Shreya Aiyar, Daniel Alcazar and Miriam Bribiesca for “Caring for the Caregivers”)
- Best Online News Reporting (Kevin Truong and Kuhelika Ghosh for “Boots on the Ground”)
- Best Television Sports Reporting (Justine Sto. Tomas and Bryan Firks for “UCLA’s own Golden Snitch”)
- Best Sports Photography (Miriam Bribiesca for “No. 16 UCLA falls 31-24 in overtime to unranked Texas A&M”)