Awards and Honors

(major awards won through May 2020)


2019 - 2020

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

Pacemaker Finalist, Associated Collegiate Press. The Loyolan won an Online Pacemaker in 2018-19 and has been a finalist several times over the past two decades.

California College Media Association presented four awards to the Loyolan, including the following first-place award:
  • Best Feature Photograph, Owen Markham.

  • 2018 - 2019

    Online Pacemaker Award, Associated Collegiate Press. The Loyolan’s fourth overall Pacemaker and first for Online. The Loyolan also won the Pacemaker for general excellence in 2013-14, 2011-12 and 2010-11.

    “Best in Show”, Apple Award, College Media Association. This marks the third time in its history that the Loyolan has won the national Apple Award (which it also won in 2004-05 and 2010-11).

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

    "The Veles Conundrum" documentary won:
  • Best Documentary, Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
  • Best Long Documentary, College Media Association Film Festival.
  • Best News Video from the California College Media Association.
  • The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Gold Circle Awards, first place:
  • Personal Opinion: On-Campus Issue ("I stand by the article").
  • California College Media Association awarded the Loyolan eight awards, including the following first-place awards:
  • First place, Best News Video, Patrick Reilly (“The Veles Conundrum”)
  • First place, Best Arts and Entertainment Story ('Measure for Measure' misses the mark), Alexandra Boulas.
  • Second Place, Overall Best University Student Publication, Catholic Press Association.


    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.

    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Gold Circle Awards, first place:

  • Alternative Story Presentation (End of the line).
  • Infographic (Las Vegas Shooting Graphic).
  • California College Media Association awarded the Loyolan ten awards total, including the following first-place awards:

  • Best Non-News Video -- Broken Escalators.
  • Best Infographic -- Las Vegas Shooting Graphic – Kevin Chan.
  • Best Feature Story -- Swedish Duo – Tim de Vries.

  • 2016 - 2017

    Silver Crown, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Hybrid (print and digital) news coverage.

    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.
  • California College Media Association awarded the Loyolan ten awards total, including the following first-place awards:

  • Best Multimedia Presentation – City of Deportees.
  • Best Photo Illustration — Commencement 2017 cover.

  • 2015 - 2016

    Gold Crown, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Hybrid (digital and print) news coverage. The Loyolan was one of three student media outlets nationwide to receive the hybrid news Gold Crown, which is judged 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.

    Best Multimedia Feature Story, College Media Association's Pinnacle Award. The Loyolan was honored for its 24 Hours @ LMU feature, which tracked 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

    Pacemaker Award Finalist, Associated Collegiate Press. The Loyolan was a finalist for the 2014 online news Pacemaker for the second straight year.


    2013 - 2014

    Pacemaker Award Winner, Associated Collegiate Press. The Loyolan was recognized for general excellence and outstanding achievement. 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.

    Silver Crown, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Hybrid (digital and print) news coverage.

    First Place, National Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists. Feature writing. Adrien Jarvis, “Addiction: Roads To Recovery”.


    2011 - 2012

    Gold Crown, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Online coverage. 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.

    Pacemaker Award Winner, Associated Collegiate Press. The Loyolan was recognized for general excellence and outstanding achievement.

    First Place, Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award, 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

    Pacemaker Award Winner, Associated Collegiate Press. The Loyolan was recognized for general excellence and outstanding achievement.

    Apple Award, College Media Advisers. Best Four-Year Non-Daily Tabloid. This marks the second time in its history that the Loyolan has won the national Apple Award (which was also won in 2004-05).

    College Journalist of the Year, Society of Collegiate Journalists. Loyolan editor in chief Jose Martinez was named College Journalist of the Year by the Society of Collegiate Journalists, the first time that a Loyola Marymount University student has received the national honor.


    2009 - 2010

    Pacemaker Award Finalist, Associated Collegiate Press.


    2008 - 2009

    Pacemaker Award Online Finalist, Associated Collegiate Press. The Loyolan was a finalist for the online news Pacemaker for the third straight year.


    2007 - 2008

    Pacemaker Award Finalist, Associated Collegiate Press.

    Loyola Marymount University University Program of the Year.


    2005 - 2006

    Pacemaker Award Finalist, Associated Collegiate Press.


    2004 - 2005

    Apple Award, College Media Advisers. Best Four-Year Non-Daily Tabloid.