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honors and awards

 

One objective measure of the quality of student media publications and

programs are regional and national competitions. This also serves as a

comparative measure to peer institutions, and in the case of VSC, a

comparison of how Vanderbilt students match up to students at

institutions with academic journalism and mass communications

programs.

 

VSC groups have competed primarily in competitions sponsored by

six regional and national organizations.

 

SOUTHEAST JOURNALISM CONFERENCE SEJC is a collegiate journalism

consortium that includes some 40 colleges and universities in seven states.

Vanderbilt is a charter member of this 13-year-old association.

 

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS SPJ is a 90-year-old association

for professional journalists sponsors an annual Mark of Excellence competition

open to

college and university journalists.

 

ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS ACP began serving college publications in 1933.

It is the largest national association for student publications. Its highest award, The

Pacemaker, is generally accepted in the communications industry to be the higher

education equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize.

 

COLUMBIA SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION CSPA started at Columbia University in

New York in 1925. Its national award, The Gold Crown, given only to the top two percent of

college publications, is considered as an equal to an ACP Pacemaker.

 

COLLEGE MEDIA ASSOCIATION CMA is the nation’s oldest and largest association for

higher education professionals who work in journalism education directly advising

student media. The organization has more than 750 members at 550 colleges and

universities in the United States and Canada. CMA honors annually the best design

work produced in student publications with its competition called The Best of

Collegiate Design and the best in college electronic media with its Pinnacle Award.

 

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY NEWSPAPERS SUN is comprised of 21 southern schools

ranging from Florida to Virginia. The organization focuses mainly on student

newspaper advertising and the training of advertising managers and/or sales

staffs. SUN distributes its annual awards at the annual SUN Conference held

every September in Atlanta.

 

 

 

our group honors

 

The list below includes many of the major awards won by VSC organizations

during the past several years. Unfortunately, incomplete records preclude an

inclusive list or one that extends beyond 1984. It is also worth noting that in many

years groups did not enter competitions in which they were eligible. Records

indicate that Vanderbilt students have won more than 100 individual awards in

SEJC, SPJ, ACP, and CSPA competitions. These include only organizational awards

( * denotes highest award given in category).

 

 

commodore
ACP First Class 1988
ACP Second Class 1990
ACP All American 1991
* ACP Pacemaker 1991
ACP All American 1992
* ACP Pacemaker 1992
CSPA Medalist 1992
ACP All American 1993
CSPA Silver Crown 1993
* ACP Pacemaker 1994
* CSPA Gold Crown 1994
* ACP Pacemaker 1995
* CSPA Gold Crown 1995
* CSPA Gold Crown 1996
CMA Best of Collegiate Design Third Place Yearbook Cover Design 2001
ACP Best of Show Third Place 2002
CMA Best of Collegiate Design Second Place Yearbook Individuals Spread Design 2002
ACP Pacemaker Finalist 2002
CSPA Gold Circle Second Place Academic Spread with Color 2004
CSPA Silver Crown 2004

 

insidevandy.com
* SEJC Best College Website 2006
* SEJC Best College Website 2007
* SEJC Best College Website 2008
* SEJC Best College Website 2009

 

the vanderbilt hustler
* SPJ Best All-Around Newspaper 1988
CSPA Medalist 1988
CSPA Silver Crown 1988
SEJC Public Service Journalism 1988
CSPA Medalist 1990
SEJC Honorable Mention Best Newspaper 1990
CSPA Medalist 1991
CSPA Silver Crown 1991
CSPA Medalist 1992
* CSPA Gold Crown 1992
* SEJC Best Newspaper 1993
SEJC Third Best Newspaper 1996
CSPA Certificate of Merit 1997
SUN Third Place Best Rate Card 2000
CMA Best of Collegiate Design Fourth Place Feature Page 2000
CMA Best of Collegiate Design Main Page Presentation for Online Newspapers 2001
* ACP Best of Show 2001
* ACP Pacemaker 2002
SEJC Fifth Best Newspaper (tie) 2004
* ACP Pacemaker 2003
* ACP Pacemaker 2005
SEJC Third Best Newspaper 2006
* ACP Pacemaker 2006
* SEJC First Place Best Newspaper 2008
*CMA Pinnacle Award First Place Four Year Weekly Newspaper of the Year 2014
CMA Apple Award Second Place Best Newspaper Four Year School 5-10k Enrollment 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Newspaper News Story for “The Red Zone: First-years most

    vulnerable to sexual assault” (Tyler Bishop) 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Newspaper Sports Reporting for “Scarred star on the road to

    recovery” (Ben Weinrib) 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Newspaper Photojournalist - Bosley Jarrett 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Multimedia Journalist - Tyler Bishop 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Ongoing Coverage for the Vanderbilt rape trial coverage

    (Tyler Bishop, Allie Gross) 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Spot Coverage for “This is what democracy looks like”

    (Tyler Bishop, Bosley Jarrett, Allie Gross) 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Multimedia Coverage for “Is 10 minutes enough” on

    walking across campus between classes (Maddie Hughes) 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Specialized-Topic Reporting for “Plug Pulled on LOTL 2014”

    on campus concert coverage (Angelica Lasala) 2015

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Sports Reporting for “Vanderbilt Baseball Looking back,

    looking ahead” (Patrick Givens) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place, Online Sports Program for VU Sports Wired (Allison Mast,

    Ben Weinrib) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place, Newspaper Investigative/In-depth Reporting for "Between

    brats and bigots" (Angelica Lasala, Aditi Naik) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place, News Graphic/Illustration for "Professors' Picks" (Design Staff) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place, Online Investigative/In-depth Reporting for "Admin puts

    stricter regulations on 'create your own major' program" (Saara Asikainen) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Third Place, Newspaper reporter (Allie Gross) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Third Place, Specialized-Topic Reporting for "Fall into fitness" (Priyanka Aribindi,

    Matt Lieberson) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Third Place, College Media Website for vanderbilthustler.com 2015

CMA Pinnacle Award Third Place Best Newspaper Sports Page/Spread 2015

ACP Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist 2015

*CMA Pinnacle Award First Place Four-Year Weekly Newspaper of the Year 2016

CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Best Feature Story 2016

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place College Media Website 2016

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place College Photojournalist for "Vanderbilt Trap Shooting" (Ziyi Liu and Madeline

    Stewart) 2016

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Investigative/In-Depth Reporting for "Hidden Dores Protest One Year

    Later" (Sam Zern and Zoe Shancer) 2016

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Specialized / Topic Reporting for "What Makes a Champion" (Josh

    Hamburger) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Newspaper Reporter (Sarah Friedman) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Investigative/In-Depth Reporting for "Following Up on the Demand for

    Faculty Diversity" (Sarah Friedman and Zoe Shancer) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Online Multimedia Journalist for "Sexual Assault on Vanderbilt's Campus:

    Policy, Procedures, and Progress" (Anna Butrico) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Online Multimedia Package for "Discovery Day" (Ziyi Liu, Bosley Jarrett and

    Muhammad Hafiz) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Online Sports Reporting for "The Anatomy of a Five Star Punter"

     (Max Herz) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Third Place Specialized / Topic Reporting for "Anchor Down the Aisle" (Matt Lieberson)

    2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Honorable Mention News Story for "Friends, Professors Reflect on Taylor Force's Tragic

    Death" (Zoe Shancer and Matt Lieberson) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Sports Reporting for "A Football Life: Kyle Shurmur’s Journey From a    

    Football Family to Vanderbilt Stardom” (Cutler Klein), 2017

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Investigative/In-Depth Reporting for "Sexual Misdemeanor Charge

    Against Board of Trust Member Surfaces” (Sarah Friedman), 2017

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Sports Reporting for "From West Africa to West End: Ejike Obinna’s

    Remarkable Journey to Vanderbilt” (Simon Gibbs), 2017

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place College Media Website, 2017

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Specialized/Topic Reporting, 2017

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Online Ongoing Coverage for “DACA”, 2017

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Sports Reporting for “Man on the Move: Pat DeMarco’s Journey to Stardom at

    Vanderbilt” (Max Schneider), 2018


vandy radio
CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Radio Station of the Year 2014
CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Best Radio Newscast 2014
CMA Apple Award Third Place Best Radio Promo 2015
*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Best Sports Coverage 2015
*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Best Specialized/Topic Reporting 2015
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Best Sports Reporting 2015

CMA Pinnacle Award Third Place Best Radio Newscast 2015

CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Best Radio Sportscast 2015

* CMA Pinnacle Award First Place Best Radio Special Event Coverage 2015

* TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Best Radio Feature Story 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Best Sports Reporting 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Best Radio Specialized Reporting 2016

* TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Radio Specialized/Topic Reporting for "Interview with Andrew Maraniss"

    (Alex Slawson and Chukwukpee Nzegwu) 2016

* TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Radio Sports Reporting for "Interview with Chris Jones of Nashville FC"

    (Cutler Klein) 2016

* TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Online Sports Coverage/Program for "Mason, Commodores Roll Into

    Independence Bowl with Swagger" (Cutler Klein) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Radio Investigative/In-Depth Reporting for "Interview with Sara Starr"

    (Alex Slawson and Chukwukpee Nzegwu) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Radio Sports Coverage/Program for "Vanderbilt Lacrosse vs Villanova"

    (Cutler Klein) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Third Place Radio Feature Story for "Grinds Our Gears: Nutrition" (Josh LeBorious and

    Jason Eggold) 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Honorable Mention Radio News Story for "Active Minds Interview" (Alex Slawson and

    Chukwukpee Nzegwu) 2016 

CMA Pinnacle Award Third Place Four-Year Radio Station of the Year 2016

CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Best Podcast 2016

CMA Pinnacle Award Third Place Best Radio Sportscast 2016

CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Best Special Event Coverage 2017

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Radio Sports Reporting for "Vandy Radio Interview with Vanderbilt

    Basketball Legend Shan Foster” (Cutler Klein), 2017

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Radio Sports Coverage/Program for "Vanderbilt vs. UT Soccer

    Highlights” (Cutler Klein), 2017

*TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Radio Sports Reporting (Cutler Klein and Max Schneider), 2018
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Radio Newscast ( Ryan Brown), 2018

the vanderbilt review
* CSPA Gold Crown 1996
* CSPA Gold Crown 1997
* CSPA Gold Crown 1998
ACP Best of Show Third Place 2001
CSPA Gold Circle Second Place Overall Design with Color Magazine 2004
CSPA Silver Crown 2004

CMA Pinnacle Award Third Place Four-Year Literary Magazine of the Year 2016

 

vanderbilt television
* ACP Pacemaker Video Yearbook 1989
SEJC Best TV Reporter Third Place 2005
SEJC Best TV Reporter Third Place 2006
SEJC Best TV Reporter Fifth Place 2009
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Best College TV Newscast 2012
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Honorable Mention Best TV News Story 2012
CMA Pinnacle Award Finalist Best College TV Station 2012
CMA Pinnacle Award Finalist Best College TV Entertainment Program (Kitchenventions) 2012
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Best Public Affairs Program (Points of VU) 2013
CMA Pinnacle Award Finalist Best College TV Station 2013
CMA Pinnacle Award Finalist Best Viral Video (Scott on the Sidewalk) 2013
CMA Apple Award Second Place Best Entertainment Broadcast (The Scoop) 2014
CMA Pinnacle Award Finalist Best Entertainment Program (The Scoop) 2014
CMA Pinnacle Award Finalist Best TV Promo/PSA (This is SportsWired) 2014
CMA Pinnacle Award Finalist Best Viral Video (Walk-On Basketball Tryouts) 2014
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Best Videographer (Scott Head) 2015
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Honorable Mention Best TV Feature Story (Dance Marathon) 2015
TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Honorable Mention Best Sports Program (VU Sports Wired) 2015 

CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Best Entertainment Program (Commodores Kitchen) 2015

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Honorable Mention Best TV Sports Program 2016

* TN ASSOCIATED PRESS First Place Best TV Newscast 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place Best TV Feature Story 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Third Place Best Television Reporter 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place TV Sports Coverage/Program for "Any Given Tuesday: Bowl Game Edition"

    2016

CMA Pinnacle Award Second Place Best TV Entertainment Program 2016

TN ASSOCIATED PRESS Second Place TV Sports Coverage/Program, 2017

 

versus
* SPJ Best All-Around Magazine 1986
ACP All-American 1986
CSPA First Place 1986
* ACP Pacemaker 1987
* SPJ Best All-Around Magazine 1987
* SPJ Best All-Around Magazine 1988
SPJ First Place Magazine 1989
CSPA Silver Crown 1996
* SEJC Best Magazine 1996
* SEJC Best Magazine 1999
CMA Best of Collegiate Design Third Place Magazine Cover Design 2002
* SEJC Best Magazine 2003
SEJC Second Best Newspaper
2006

 

 

VUFinder

CMA Pinnacle Award First Place Best Viral Video 2015