Cal State Fullerton’s student-run publications, the Daily Titan and TUSK Magazine, both took top honors and nabbed numerous accolades for writing and visuals at the Midwinter National College Journalism Convention.
The event included national-level awards from the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Business and Advertising Managers, and state-level honors from the California College Media Association.
With 53 journalism awards under its belt from the 2017-18 school year, the Daily Titan continued its record of excellence, securing ACP’s first place Best of Show among four-year college newspapers publishing more than once a week. The newspaper also won first place in CMBAM’s Best Special Event category for its Daily Titan Fest maze piece.
In statewide competition among large universities, CCMA recognized the Daily Titan with first place for Best House Ad Campaign, Best Feature Photograph, Best Newspaper Column and Best Non-Breaking News Story. TUSK Magazine was named Best Magazine as well.
The Daily Titan captured first place for Best House Ad Campaign from the California College Media Association.
“TUSK captures the pulse of the campus and is a voice for our students,” explains Chelsea Reynolds, assistant professor of communications and faculty adviser for TUSK. “It’s wonderful to see the staff’s hard work recognized with numerous awards this year.”
Beyond first place wins, both Titan publications received the following distinctions:
CMBAM awards for Daily Titan
Second place: Best Special Media Promotion
Third place: Best Self Promotion Ad
Third place: Best Out-of-Home Promotion
Third place: Best Self Promotion Video Ad
Third place: Best Sales Pitch or Proposal
Honorable mention: Best Sales Strategy of a Special Section
CCMA awards for Daily Titan
Second place: Best News Photo
Second place: Big Apple Award, Iron Reporter
Third place: Best Special Issue/Section
Third place: Best Breaking News Story
Fourth place: Best Interactive Graphic
Fourth place: Best Social Media Platform
Fourth place: Best Illustration/Cartoon
CCMA awards for TUSK
Second place: Best Magazine Website
Third place: Best Magazine Cover
Third place: Best Magazine Column
Honorable mention: Best Magazine Photo
Honorable mention: Best Magazine Photo Series
Honorable mention: Best Magazine Story