The Maroon wins top prize in the country


Sidney Ovrom

The 2018 Fall staff of The Maroon sits at the anchor desk with their 2018 Pinnacle award for Best College Media Outlet.

Andres Fuentes

An already crammed trophy case received another addition as The Maroon brought home the College Media Association’s No. 1 Best College Media Outlet of the Year award on Oct. 27.

The Pinnacle award was based off of excellence in delivering information through multiple channels, including the printed page, video, audio, web, social and mobile.

The national award is a step up from last year when the campus news outlet finished in the No. 2 spot.

The Maroon also finished in third place for Best Newspaper, Entertainment Page Spread.

The accolades are a part of the growing trend of award-winning journalism from The Maroon. Last year, the student news organizations received a total of 84 awards.