Recent Awards and Honors

Black Warrior ReviewThe Crimson WhiteAdvertising TeamMarr's Field JournalWVUA-FM
Selections from Black Warrior Review have appeared in Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, Best New Poets 2006 anthology. The magazine has won glowing reviews on NewPages.com, one of the internet’s premier literary review websites. In addition to publishing work by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners, stories and poems published in Black Warrior Review have been reprinted in Harper’s, the Pushcart Prize series, Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South, and other anthologies.
Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence (National)
First Place, Editorial Writing
Awarded May, 2015

Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence (Regional)
Winner, Best All-Around Daily Newspaper
Winner, Editorial Writing
Winner, Sports Photography (Pete Pajor)
Winner, Feature Writing (Francie Johnson and Hannah Widener)
Finalist, Online News Reporting (Andy McWhorter)
Finalist, Photo Illustration (Pete Pajor and Sloane Arogeti)
Finalist, Editorial Cartooning (Kevin Pabst)
Finalist, Sports Writing (Mary-Catherine Hodges and Reed O’Mara)
Finalist, Best Use of Multimedia (Holly Jackson)
Awarded April, 2015

College Media Advisers Pinnacle (National)
First Place, Best Investigative Story (Abbey Crain and Matt Ford)
First Place, Best Breaking News Story (Deanne Winslett)
First Place, Best Sports Game Story (Marc Torrance)
Third Place, Best Opinion Column (John Brinkerhoff)
Second Place, Best News Website
Awarded November, 2014

Associated Collegiate Press (National)
Diversity Story of the Year (Abbey Crain and Matt Ford)
Multimedia Feature Story of the Year (Daniel Roth)
Awarded November, 2014

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
First Place SUN Newspaper of the Year
First Place, Best Individual Retail or House Ad
First Place, Best Marketing Package
Second Place, Best Advertising Campaign or Series
Second Place, Best Theme Page or Special Section
First Place, Best ADEA
Awarded September, 2014

Alabama Press Association (Statewide)
First Place, Best Editorial Page
First Place, Best Headline
First Place, Best Editorial
First Place, Creative Use of Multimedia, (Daniel Roth)
Second Place, Best In-Depth News Coverage (Abbey Crain, Matt Ford and Mark Hammontree)
Third Place, Best Sports Feature Story (Marc Torrence)
Awarded July, 2014

Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism (National)
Abbey Crain, Matt Ford and Mazie Bryant
Awarded May, 2014

Student Press Law Center (National)
College Press Freedom award (Abbey Crain, Matt Ford and Mazie Bryant)
Awarded October, 2013

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Silver Crown Certificate for the Fall 2002 Crimson White
Awarded March 20, 2004

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Silver Crown Certificate
Awarded March 22, 2003

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Gold Medalist Certificate
Awarded 2002

Associated Collegiate Press
2001-2002 Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist
Awarded November 2, 2002

Southeast Journalism Conference
3rd Place Overall Sweepstakes
Awarded February 23, 2002

Southeast Journalism Conference
2nd Place Best Newspaper
Awarded to Luke Connell, Editor of the Crimson White, February 23, 2002

Southeast Journalism Conference
3rd Place Best Special Event Coverage of 9/11/2001
Awarded to Luke Connell, Editor of the Crimson White, February 23, 2002

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Gold Medalist Certificate
Awarded 2000

Southeast Journalism Conference
3rd Place Best Newspaper
Awarded 1999

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Gold Medalist Certificate
Awarded 1995

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Silver Crown Award
Awarded March 19, 1992

Society of Professional Journalists
1st Place, Mark of Excellence Award for Best All-Round Non-Daily
Awarded 1990

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Silver Crown Award
Awarded march 17, 1988

Mayor’s Advisory Council for the Handicapped of the City of Tuscaloosa
Certificate of Appreciation and Recognition for Exemplary Efforts
in Promoting Education and Public Awareness of the Handicapped
Awarded October 20, 1987

American Newspaper Publishers Association and Associated College Press
Pacemaker Award (Two-to-three times weekly category)
Awarded October 1977

Associated Collegiate Press
All American for CW Second Semester 1978-1979

Associated Collegiate Press
All American for CW First Semester 1975-1976

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
1st Place, Best Marketing Package
Awarded September 2014

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
1st Place, Best Individual Retail or House Ad
Awarded September 2014

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
2nd Place, Best Ad Campaign or Series
Awarded September 2014

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
2nd Place Best Theme Page or Special Section
Awarded September 2014

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
1st Place, Best Adea
Awarded September 2014

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
1st Place, Best Marketing Package
Awarded September 2013

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
2nd Place, Best Individual Retail or House Ad
Awarded September 2013

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
3rd Place, Best Marketing Package
Awarded September 2013

College Newspaper Business and Ad Managers (National)
1st Place, Back-To-School or Orientation Issue
Awarded March 2012

College Newspaper Business and Ad Managers (National)
3rd Place, Group Promotion
Awarded March 2012

College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers (National)
2nd Place, Best Back-to-school/Orientation Issue, Circulation over 40,000
Awarded March 31, 2007

College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers (National)
3rd Place, Best Rate Card, Circulation over 40,000
Awarded April 2, 2005

College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers (National)
2nd Place, Best Display Ad Campaign, Circulaion over 40,000
Awarded March 29, 2003

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
1st Place, Individual Retail Ad
Awarded September 27, 1996

Southern University Newspapers (Regional)
1st Place, Special Interest Issue
Awarded September 27, 1996

College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers (National)
3rd Place, Best Newspaper Promotion Ad, Circulation over 40,000
Awarded April 9, 1994

College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers (National)
3rd Place, Best Newspaper Promotion Campaign Larger than 1/4 Page, Circulation over 40,000
Awarded April 9, 1994

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Silver Crown Certificate
Awarded March 20, 2004
CBI National Student Production Award
Finalist, Best Media Website
wvuafm.ua.edu
Awarded Oct 2003

CBI National Student Production Award
Finalist, Best Sports Play-By-Play
Bama Basketball: University of Alabama vs South Carolina (Ben George, Jarrod Shadrick and Don Dukemineer)
Awarded Oct 2003

CBI National Student Production Award
Finalist, Best Sports Play-By-Play
Bama Softball: 2003 NCAA Softball Region Eight Championship (Jarrod Shadrick, Bobby Puppione and Tom Canterbury)
Awarded Oct 2003

CBI National Student Production Award
Finalist, Best Documentary
Awarded Oct 2002