Awards & Honors

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The Los Angeles Loyolan

2017-18

  • The Loyolan won several awards from the California College Media Association, including first place in both Best Infographic and Best Feature Story. Loyolan winners were:
    • First place, Best Infographic: Las Vegas Shooting – Kevin Chan
    • First place,Best Feature Story: Swedish Duo – Tim de Vries
    • Second place, Best Breaking News Story: Bianca Red Arrow – Kellie Chudzinski
    • Second place, Best Newspaper Inside Page/Spread Design: L+A what we wore to work this week
    • Second place, Best News Photograph: DACA – Jason Munoz
    • Third place, Best Newspaper: October 4, 2017 issue
    • Third place, Best Photo Series: October 4, 2017 issue Dance Series – Jason Munoz
    • Honorable Mention, Best Sports Photograph: Basketball – Kevin Chan
  • Patrick Reilly’s The Veles Conundrum placed first in CMA’s Long Documentary category.

2016-17

  • City of Deportees won the Mark of Excellence Award for Online In-Depth Reporting.
  • The Los Angeles won the Silver Crown Award presented by the Columba Scholastic Press Association for its website and weekly print edition.
  • The Loyolan’s City of Deportees won first-place Best of Show in Multimedia at the Associated College Press National Journalism Conference.
  • The Loyolan won several awards from the California College Media Association, including first place Best Photo Illustration for the Commencement 2017 cover. Loyolan winners were:
    • First place, Best Non-Breaking News Story: The Refugee who barely escaped
    • First place, Best Photo Illustration: Commencement 2017 cover
    • Third place, Best Sports Story: Abbott perfect game – Tim de Vries
    • Third place, Best Newspaper Column: Tales from Study Abroad – Karis Addo-Quaye

2015-16

  • The Los Angeles won the Gold Crown Award presented by the Columba Scholastic Press Association for The Loyolan’s website and weekly print edition.
  • The Loyolan won several awards from the California College Media Association, including first place Best News Series, Best use of Social Media and Newspaper Website. Loyolan winners were:
    • First place, Best News Series: No Human Being is Illegal
    • First place, Best Use of Social Media: Wall Installation that supports immigrant rights defaced
    • First place, Best Newspaper Website
    • Second place, Best Breaking News Story: BREAKING: Alleged LGBTQ+ hate crime, during Rainbow Week
    • Third place, Best News Video: WYNK – Modern Family
  • The Loyolan won two first-place Best of Show awards at the Associated College Press Spring National Journalism Conference:
    • First place, Multimedia Package
    • First place (tie), Special Edition, Homelessness

2014-15

  • The Los Angeles Loyolan won the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award for Best Multimedia Feature Story. The Loyolan was honored for its '24 Hours at LMU' feature, which tracks life on campus during a 24-hour period via an interactive website that combines short-form narrative with vivid photography and video clips that capture the essence of LMU.
  • CMA's Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and individual work by college students at media outlets.
  • The Loyolan won several awards from the California College Media Association, including first place for Best Special Section for its in-depth coverage of sexual assault. Loyolan winners were:
    • First place, Best Special Issue/Section (Weekly), Sexual Assault
    • Second place, Best Online Campaign
    • Second place, Best Color Advertisement
    • Second place, Best Ad Campaign
    • Third place, Best B&W Advertisement
    • Third place, Best Use of Social Media, Concerns Over Race at LMU
    • Third place, Best Website
    • Third place, Best Photo Illustration
    • Honorable Mention, Best News Series, Water Bottle Controversy
  • One Loyolan student placed first in the 32nd annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards. Loyolan winners were:
    • First place, Sports commentary: Andrew Rezk, “Why I’m Proud to be a Losing Lion”
    • Second place, Art/illustration: Hand-drawn, Ellen Czinski and Hannah Kim, “Sexual Assault”
    • Third place, First person experience, Chelsea Chenelle, “It Happens Here: An Open Letter”
  • Loyolan photographer Sophie Broide won first-place for Feature Photograph in the four-year college division of the California Newspaper Publisher Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The Loyolan also won second place in the online presence category of the awards.

2013-2014

  • The Los Angeles Loyolan was named finalists by the Associated College Press for ACP’s prestigious Pacemaker Awards. The awards are presented in recognition of general excellence and outstanding achievement by college publications. The Loyolan was a finalist for the 2014 online news Pacemaker for the second straight year.

2012-2013

  • The Los Angeles Loyolan won the Silver Crown Award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for The Loyolan’s website and weekly print edition.

2011-2012

  • The Los Angeles Loyolan won the prestigious Gold Crown Award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for The Loyolan’s website.

ROAR Studios

2017-18

  • Aoife Tejada placed first in College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award for Best TV Entertainment Program with her sketch “Coming Out.” ROAR Studios also received an honorable mention for the Four-Year TV Station of the Year Pinnacle Award.
  • Patrick Reilly’s The Veles Conundrum placed first in CMA’s Long Documentary category.

2016-17

  • ROAR Studios placed first in California College Media Association’s Best Non-News Video with their LMU ON: Broken Escalators.

2015-16

  • 2016 Association of Higher Education Campus Television Administrators (AHECTA) Student Production Awards:
    • First place, Original Short Film/Music Video: Liz Archer, Director; "Idaho James and the Haul to UHall"
    • Honorable Mention, Original Short Film/Music Video: Diona Okunbo, Director; "The Coughing Dead"

2014-15

  • 2015 Association of Higher Education Campus Television Administrators (AHECTA) Student Production Awards:
    • First prize, News/Sports Feature: Audrey Liviakis, Director; "Behind the Scoreboard: Errol Smith"
    • First Prize, Original Short Film/Music Video: Ryan Pawlak, Director; "Geeks and Greeks"
    • Grand Prize, AHECTA SPA Grand Prize: Brennan Gilpatrick, Director; "A Tale of Rancid Love"
  • 2015 College Broadcasters, Inc. National Student Production Awards:
    • Best Video Vodcast: Audrey Liviakis, Director; "Behind the Scoreboard: Errol Smith"
    • Finalist, Best Video Comedy: Ryan Pawlak, Director; "Geeks and Greeks"

2012-13

  • 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"
    • 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"

2011-12

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

2010-11

  • 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”
    • 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”

2008-09

  • 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”

2007-08

  • 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

2006-07

  • Insomnia Film Festival:
    • Second place in California
    • 17th place in the Nation out of 156 entries

Tower Yearbook

2016-17

  • The Tower Yearbook won the prestigious Gold Crown Award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the sixth time for the 2017 yearbook. The Tower has previously won the Gold Crown for the 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2006 yearbooks.

2015-16

  • The Tower Yearbook won the Yearbook Pacemaker Award presented by the Associated Collegiate Press for the 2016 yearbook. The award is given annually in recognition of general excellence and outstanding achievement by a college yearbook.
  • The Tower Yearbook won the prestigious Gold Crown Award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, for the 2016 yearbook.

2014-15

  • The Tower Yearbook won the prestigious Gold Crown Award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the 2015 yearbook.

2012-13

  • The Tower Yearbook won the prestigious Gold Crown Award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the 2013 yearbook.

2011-12

  • The Tower Yearbook won the Yearbook Pacemaker Award presented by the Associated Collegiate Press for the 2012 yearbook.

2009-10

  • The Tower Yearbook won the Silver Crown Award presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for the 2010 yearbook.