Awards and Honors

(major awards won through May 2018)


2018 - 2019

College Media Advisers presented the Loyolan with its prestigious Apple Award for the third time this year. The Loyolan won as the Best Four-Year-Non-Daily Tabloid-size college paper. It had previously won in the 2010-11 and 2004-05 academic years.

The Loyolan placed first in the following California College Media awards: Best News Video -- This is Veles – Patrick Reilly Best Arts and Entertainment Story -- Measure for measure misses the mark – Alexandra Boulas


2017 - 2018

Silver Crown, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Hybrid (digital and print) news coverage. The second straight year the Loyolan has won a Silver Crown for hybrid news.

City of Deportees multimedia feature won:

  • First place in Multimedia Presentation in the Best of Show contest at the Fall National College
  • Media Conference.
  • First place in Multimedia Presentation from the California College Media Association.
  • First place in In-Depth Online Reporting in Region 11 of Society of Professional Journalist’s Mark of Excellence awards.
  • The Loyolan was awarded more than 10 awards at the California College Media. Ten awards total, including the following first-place awards:

  • Best Multimedia Presentation -- City of Deportees
  • Best Non-News Video -- Broken Escalators
  • Best Infographic -- Las Vegas shooting – Kevin Chan
  • Best Photo Illustration -- Commencement 2017 cover
  • Best Feature Story -- Swedish Duo – Tim de Vries

  • 2016 - 2017

    The Los Angeles Loyolan was honored with a Silver Crown Award for hybrid news (print and digital) by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.


    2015 - 2016

    The Los Angeles Loyolan won the prestigious Gold Crown presented by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for print and digital news. The Loyolan was one of three student media outlets nationwide to receive the hybrid news Gold Crown, which is based on based on excellence in design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. The Gold Crown is the Loyolan's second in its history and its first in the hybrid news category.

    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 @ 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.


    2014 - 2015

    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.


    2013 - 2014

    The Los Angeles Loyolan was honored by the Associated College Press with the Pacemaker Award in recognition of general excellence and outstanding achievement by college publications. The Pacemaker was the third in the Loyolan's 90-plus year history. The Loyolan won the award in 2007 and 2011 and was a Pacemaker finalist in 2005 and 2010.

    The Los Angeles Loyolan won a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown for journalism hybrid, which includes print publication and digital media.

    The Los Angeles Loyolan was awarded first place for National Mark of Excellence Award presented by the Society of Professional Journalists for Feature writing with Adrien Jarvis story “Addiction: Roads To Recovery”.


    2011 - 2012

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

    The Loyolan won a 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 Loyolan was awarded first place Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Loyolan was named Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper in SPJ’s Region 11, which includes Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada and the Northern Mariana Islands.


    2010 - 2011

    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.

    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 - 2010

    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 - 2009

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


    2007 - 2008

    The Loyolan won a 2007 Newspaper Pacemaker award for exceptional college journalism presented by the Associated College Press. he Loyolan was a finalist for the 2014 online news Pacemaker for the second straight year.

    The Loyolan was awarded for University Program of the Year within Loyola Marymount University.


    2005 - 2006

    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 - 2005

    College Media Advisers presented the Loyolan with its prestigious Apple Award. The Loyolan won as the Best Four-Year Non-Daily Tabloid-size college paper in the nation.