Awards & Accolades


Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Awards

The CSPA Gold Crown is Columbia University’s highest award for publications, honoring the best student journalism staffs nationally. The publications are selected from a pool of over one thousand entries annually.

National Scholastic Press Association


Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards

The CSPA Gold Circle Awards are Columbia University’s highest honor for individual student journalists. The awards receive upward of five thousand entries annually across all categories, with the top three being recognized and three others receiving Certificates of Merit (honorable mention).

  • 2020
    • 1st Place, Photo SlideshowMia Angioletti: Seeing the Mind: A Photo Essay About Mental Health
    • 1st Place, Interactive GraphicNate Viotti: Teacher Housing: Have We Reached a Breaking Point?
    • 1st Place, News PhotographNate Viotti: Thousands Attend Candlelight Vigil Supporting Christine Blasey Ford
    • 2nd Place, Video DocumentaryMitra Pezeshki, Aashka Popat and Toni Shindler-Ruberg: M-A By the Numbers
    • 3rd Place, Personal OpinionToni Shindler-Ruberg: I’m a Bad Asian: Connecting with Your Identity and Culture
    • Certificate of Merit, Personal OpinionSarah Friedman: A Personal Reflection on 9/11: Losing Someone You’ve Never Met
    • Certificate of Merit, IllustrationKarina Takayama: Scared Speechless: A Snapshot of Life with Social Anxiety
    • Certificate of Merit, IllustrationKarina Takayama: I’m a Bad Asian: Connecting with Your Identity and Culture
  • 2019
    • 1st Place, Design PortfolioNate Viotti
    • 1st Place, Feature Story Ava Honerkamp and Nate Viotti: Affirmative Action: Background and Perspectives
    • 1st Place, Design PackageToni Shindler-Ruberg, Ellie Shepard and Nate Viotti: Redacted
    • 2nd Place, InfographicNate Viotti: The Teacher Housing Crisis at M-A
    • 3rd Place, Table of Contents DesignToni Shindler-Ruberg: Spring Table of Contents
    • Certificate of Merit, CartoonKarina Takayama: Summer Comic
    • Certificate of Merit, Alternative Story FormNate Viotti: Teacher Housing Crisis A Breaking Point?
    • Certificate of Merit, Cover DesignToni Shindler-Ruberg: By the Numbers Cover
    • Certificate of Merit, Feature StoryNate Viotti: Teacher Housing Crisis A Breaking Point?
  • 2014
    • 1st Place, PodcastGeorgia Reid: Bots and Tots, Robotics Team at SRI International
    • Certificate of Merit, Computer IllustrationGeorgia Reid: Satire: M-A Student Protests New Addition to Existing Ordinance
    • Certificate of Merit, Video News Package Will Hanley, Sarah Hoover and Josh Weiner: Bearly News Season 3