Awards

The Daily Californian consistently receives numerous awards on a regional and national level for its comprehensive and innovative coverage of UC Berkeley, the city of Berkeley and the entire UC system. Among the organizations that honored the Daily Cal in the 2009-10 academic year were  the California College Media Association and the Associated Collegiate Press.

Below is a list of awards earned by the Daily Cal in recent years.

2009-10

 Associated Collegiate Press

  • 1st place - Anne Marie Schuler, Spot News Photo
  • Online Pacemaker Finalist

California College Media Association
http://www.calcollegemedia.org

  • 1st Place - The Daily Clog, Best Blog
  • 1st Place - Ed Yevelev, Best Cartoon
  • 1st Place - Lara Brucker, Best Photo Illustration
  • 1st Place - Javier Panzar, Best Feature Story
  • 1st Place - Maggie Owens, Best Arts Column
  • 1st Place - Jessie Tseng, Best Sports Page Design
  • 1st Place - Liz Cunningham, Best Infographic
  • 1st Place - Matt Kawahara, Best Sports Story
  • 1st Place - Victoria Chow, Nick Fradkin and Nathan Yan, Best Photo Series
  • 2nd Place - David Herschorn, Best Sports Photo
  • 2nd Place - Anna Hiatt, Best Feature Photo
  • 2nd Place - The Daily Clog, Best Use of Social Media
  • 2nd Place - Jimmy Tran, Best Sports Story
  • 2nd Place - Matt Kawahara, Best Sports Column
  • 2nd Place - Hannah Jewell, Best Arts Column
  • 2nd Place - Zach A. Williams, Best Breaking News
  • 3rd Place - The Daily Californian, Best Use of Social Media
  • 3rd Place - Tomer Ovadia, Best News Series
  • 3rd Place - Arielle Grant, Best Headline Portfolio
  • 3rd Place - Katherine Maslyn, Best Sports Design

2008-2009

Society of Professional Journalists: Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards

  • 1st place - Editorial Writing - Victoria Tang
  • 1st place - Sports Columns - Jon Doss
  • 3rd place - Best Daily Student Newspaper

Associated Collegiate Press
http://www.studentpress.org/acp/index.html

  • 1st place - Washington, DC Best in Show Newspaper Web site
  • 3rd place - San Diego Best in Show 4-year Daily Newspaper
  • 2nd place - San Diego Best in Show Newspaper Web site
  • 2nd place - San Diego Best in Show Interactive Multimedia Element - Nathan Yan

UWIRE Top 100 Student Journalists

California College Media Association
http://www.calcollegemedia.org

  • 2nd place - General Excellence
  • 1st place - Online General Excellence
  • 2nd place - Overall Design
  • 1st place - Back to School/Orientation Special Issue
  • 2nd place - Best Special Section - Election Issue
  • 1st place - News Feature - Kevin Leahy
  • 2nd place - Editorial - "Keep trimming"
  • 2nd place - Personal Opinion - Kristine DeGuzman
  • 2nd place - A&E Review - Christine Borden
  • 3rd place - A&E Review - Rajesh Srinivasan
  • 1st place - A&E Column - Louis Peitzman
  • 3rd place - A&E Column - Robert Bergin
  • 3rd place - Sports Story - Ryan Gorcey
  • 1st place - Sports Column - Matt Kawahara
  • 2nd place - Sports Column - Steven Dunst
  • 3rd place - Sports Column - Ryan Gorcey
  • 1st place - News Photo - Anna Hiatt
  • 3rd place - News Photo - Alex Smith
  • 3rd place - Sports Photo - Salgu Wissmath
  • 2nd place - Feature Photo - Skyler Reid
  • 1st place - Sports Page Design - Annie Shen
  • 1st place - Feature Page Design - Samantha Truppi
  • 2nd place - Feature Page Design - Bharath Ganesh
  • 1st place - Headline Portfolio - Matt Kawahara
  • 2nd place - Headline Portfolio - Louis Peitzman
  • 3rd place - Headline Portfolio - Stefanie Lee
  • 1st place - Best Cartoon - Gretchen Faust
  • 2nd place - Best Cartoon - Leslie Tseng
  • 3rd place - Best Cartoon - Eric Wong
  • 3rd place - Breaking News Online

 

2006-2007

Associated Collegiate Press
http://www.studentpress.org/acp/index.html

  • National Pacemaker, Finalist: The Daily Californian staff
  • Newspaper Web site, First Place: www.dailycal.org
  • Editorial Writing, First Place: Alia Salim
  • Photo Excellence - Environmental Portrai, Second Place: Alan Wong
  • Photo Excellence - Spot News, Honorable Mention: Jessica Kuo

Society of Professional Journalists
http://www.spj.org

  • Sports Column Writing, First Place: Stephen Chen “Cal Football Columns”
  • Online Sports Reporting, Second Place: Brian Bainum, Stephen Chen and Steven Dunst “Football: Cal vs. USC”
  • In-Depth Reporting, Third Place: Bryan Thomas “Living on the Fault”
  • Editorial Writing, Third Place: Amina Khan “Intelligent Activism”
  • Best Affiliated Web site, Third Place: “The Daily Clog”
California College Media Association
http://www.calcollegemedia.org
  • 2nd Place, General Newspaper Excellence: The Daily Californian
  • 1st Place, Best Special Section: The Daily Californian
  • 1st Place, Best Arts & Entertainment Review: Stephanie Lee
  • 1st Place, Best Headline Portfolio: Theresa Johnson
  • 2nd Place, Best Headline Portfolio: Alia Salim
  • 1st Place, Best Sports-Page Design: Nancy Yao
  • 1st Place, Best News-Page Design: Joyce Lee
  • 1st Place, Best Cartoon: Brad Aldridge
  • 3rd Place, Best Cartoon: Deana Sobel
  • 1st Place, Best Sports Photo: Linda Zhu
  • 2nd Place, Best Illustration: Ian Cheng
  • 3rd Place, Best Breaking News Online: "The Daily Clog"
  • Honorable Mention, Best Photo Illustration: Skyler Reid
  • Honorable Mention, Best Features Photo: Athena Azavedo