The news outlet received four first-place Pinnacle Awards at the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association joint ACP/CMA National College Media Convention held late last year in Austin, Texas.
Olivia DeGennaro, now a reporter and producer for KRNV in Reno, Nev., won a first-place CMA Pinnacle Award for best investigative story. The story, “Where is Kristin Smart?,” examined the cold case of a Cal Poly student still missing after 19 years.
Cal Poly student Joe Hewison won a first-place CMA Pinnacle Award for best rate card/media kit.
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Mustang News staff members received CMA Pinnacle Awards for best viral video, which featured professors reading aloud the mean student ratings they received, and best online ad, for The Neighborhood, a local acai and juice bar, in addition to other honors.