lmu student media

Awards & Honors

The Los Angeles Loyolan

2013-2014

  • The Loyolan won a 2014 Newspaper Pacemaker award for exceptional college journalism. Presented by the Associated College Press and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation in recognition of general excellence and outstanding achievement by a college newspaper, the Pacemaker is considered by many to be the “Pulitzer Prize” of college journalism.
  • The Loyolan won a Silver Crown, presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, for its online coverage at www.laloyolan.com. The honor is one of eight awarded to college newspapers nationwide for website excellence.

2011-12

  • The Loyolan won a Gold Crown, presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, for its online coverage at www.laloyolan.com. The honor is one of eight awarded to college newspapers nationwide for website excellence. This marks the first time in the Loyolan’s history that it has won a Gold Crown for its website.

2010-11

  • The Loyolan won a 2011 Newspaper Pacemaker award for exceptional college journalism. Presented by the Associated College Press and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation in recognition of general excellence and outstanding achievement by a college newspaper, the Pacemaker is considered by many to be the “Pulitzer Prize” of college journalism.
  • College Media Advisers presented the Loyolan with its prestigious Apple Award. The Apple Award is given each year to the best college paper in the nation in several categories. The Loyolan won as the Best Four-Year Non-Daily Tabloid-size college paper in the nation. This marks the second time in its history that the Loyolan has won the Apple Award (which was also won in 2004-05).
  • Loyolan editor in chief Jose Martinez was named College Journalist of the Year by the Society of Collegiate Journalists. This is a national award and the first time that a Loyola Marymount University student has received the honor.

2009-10

  • The Loyolan was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Pacemaker award, which is considered by many to be the most prestigious award in collegiate journalism.

2008-09

  • The Loyolan’s Web site was selected as a finalist for the 2009 Online Pacemaker award by Associated Collegiate Press.

2007-08

  • The Loyolan won a 2007 Newspaper Pacemaker award for exceptional college journalism. Presented by the Associated College Press and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation in recognition of general excellence and outstanding achievement by a college newspaper, the Pacemaker is considered by many to be the “Pulitzer Prize” of college journalism.

2005-06

  • The Loyolan was selected as a finalist for the 2005 Pacemaker award, which is considered by many to be the most prestigious award in collegiate journalism.

2004-05

  • College Media Advisers presented the Loyolan with its prestigious Apple Award. The Apple Award is given each year to the best college paper in the nation in several categories. The Loyolan won as the Best Four-Year Non-Daily Tabloid-size college paper in the nation.

ROAR Network

2012-2013

  • 2013 Broadcast Education Association Festival (BEA) of Media Arts presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)
    • Promotional Video Category
      • SECOND PLACE: Christian Armada, ROAR Network; “The Learning Community (TLC) Documentary”
      • THIRD PLACE: Mike Schafernak, ROAR Network; “Inside the Mayor's Office: LA on Track”
  • 2012 Pinnacle Awards presented by College Media Association
    • BEST VIRAL VIDEO: Michael Lange, ROAR Network/Navy Seals of Comedy; "Dramatic Interpretations of Facebook"
  • Gold Circle Awards for Digital Media presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)
    • FIRST PLACE: Christian Armada, ROAR Network; “TLC (The Learning Community)” (video commercial)
    • SECOND PLACE: Brennan Barsell, ROAR Network; “PEAP Promotional Video” (video commercial)
    • FIRST PLACE: Ryan Kelly and Michael Lange, ROAR Network; “What Should Have Happened” (video PSA)
  • National Student Production Award presented by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI)
    • FINALIST: Best Student Media Website 2013, Alisa Adams, Olivia Duncan, ROAR Network
    • FINALIST: Best Comedy 2013, Michael Lange, Shannon McNulty, Alex Merkle, Joe Slavin, ROAR Network; "Hyperlinked: Pilot"
  • 2013 College Broadcast & Web Tech Awards presented by Pinacle
    • FINALIST: Best Viral Video, Ryan Kelly, Michael Lange, ROAR Network; "What Should Have Happened" (video PSA)
    • FINALIST: Best TV Entertainment Program, Michael Lange, Shannon McNulty, Alex Merkle, Joe Slavin, ROAR Network; "Hyperlinked: This Is Netflix"

2011 - 2012

  • College Media Association, Apple Award
    • SECOND PLACE: Best Entertainment Broadcast, ROAR Network; “Mayhem Entertainment” 

2010 -2011

  • National Student Production Awards presented by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI)
    • FINALIST: Best Documentary/Public Affairs, Jim Schaefer, ROAR Network; “De Colores: Two Communities, One Heart”
    • SECOND PLACE: Best Documentary, Jim Schaefer, ROAR Network; “De Colores: Two Communities, One Heart”
  • Association of the Higher Education Campus Television Administrators (AHECTA)
    • FIRST PLACE: Best Documentary, Kyle Laffey/Luke Braun, ROAR Network; “Human First”

2008-2009

  • Gold Circle Awards presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)
    • FIRST PLACE: Best Commercial, Aaron Williams, ROAR Network 
    • SECOND PLACE: Zachary Snyder, ROAR Network, Documentary; “Partnering with History”
    • CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: News Package, Zachary Snyder and Jonathan Urbanus, ROAR Network; “Hip-Hop Dialogue”
    • CERTIFICATE OF MERIT: Feature Package, Jeremy Flores and Eva Kosmas, ROAR Network; “LA Eats”

2007-2008

  • Association of the Higher Education Campus Television Administrators (AHECTA)
    • FINALIST: Best Student Run Campus TV Network 
  • Gold Circle Awards presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)
    • FIRST AND SECOND PLACE: commercial advertisement 
    • FIRST PLACE: news feature package category
    • The Student Service and Leadership MAGIS Award was presented to ROAR Network’s General Manager, Tom Leach

2006 -2007

  • Insomnia Film Festival
    • SECOND PLACE in California
    • 17th PLACE in the Nation out of 156 entries

Tower Yearbook

2013-2014

  • The Tower Yearbook won a 2014 Yearbook Pacemaker award for exceptional college journalism. Presented by the Associated College Press and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation in recognition of general excellence and outstanding achievement by a college yearbook, the Pacemaker is considered by many to be the “Pulitzer Prize” of college journalism.
  • The Tower Yearbook won a Gold Crown, presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The honor is one of eight awarded to college newspapers nationwide for website excellence.