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Daily Bruin wins Pinnacle Award for best four-year daily collegiate newspaper

The Daily Bruin won first place in the four-year daily newspaper of the year category for the first time in the 2019-2020 Pinnacle Awards. The Bruin also won awards for best audio slideshow, best breaking news coverage and best sports investigative story, among other honors.(Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

By Shruti Iyer

Oct. 23, 2020 7:39 p.m.

The Daily Bruin was named the top daily four-year college newspaper by the College Media Association for the first time Friday.

The Daily Bruin won first place for CMA’s Pinnacle Awards in the four-year daily newspaper of the year category and first place in the best audio slideshow category for the 2019-2020 year. The Bruin also placed second in three categories, including best breaking news coverage and best sports investigative story, and third in two categories, including best sports columnist and best online sports section.

In total, The Bruin received an award in seven categories and received two honorable mentions.

The Pinnacle Awards honor the nation’s top collegiate media organizations annually. CMA’s criteria for the Pinnacle Awards include content coverage, design, accompanying art, service to the campus community, reporting, writing and editing.

Last year, the Daily Bruin won seven 2018-2019 Pinnacle Awards and honorable mentions, including first place for best newspaper sports page/spread and best social media presence.

List of awards won by The Bruin in 2019-2020:

  • First Place, Four-Year Daily Newspaper of the Year
  • First Place, Best Audio Slideshow
  • Second Place, Best Breaking News Coverage
  • Second Place, Best Sports Investigative Story
  • Second Place, Best Sports News Photo
  • Third Place, Best Sports Columnist
  • Third Place, Best Online Sports Section
  • Honorable Mention, Best Newspaper Front Page
  • Honorable Mention, Best Multimedia Feature Story

The Bruin also won its seventh Pacemaker Award on Thursday for being one of the top national college newspapers.

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Shruti Iyer | Assistant News editor
Iyer is the current Science and Health editor and a reporter for News. She is also an Illustrator and Graphics contributor. She was previously a contributor for the Science and Health beat. She is a third year astrophysics student at UCLA who enjoys writing Physics and Astronomy research articles and drawing accompanying artwork.
Iyer is the current Science and Health editor and a reporter for News. She is also an Illustrator and Graphics contributor. She was previously a contributor for the Science and Health beat. She is a third year astrophysics student at UCLA who enjoys writing Physics and Astronomy research articles and drawing accompanying artwork.
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