For the third year in a row, The Daily Pennsylvanian has won the prestigious Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association as one of the nation’s top college news organizations.
The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 852 publications were eligible for judging in eight categories.
The DP was honored in the Hybrid News category, which includes print and digital work. The only other Gold Crown Award winners in the category were the Oklahoma Daily at the University of Oklahoma and The Columbia Chronicle at Columbia College Chicago.
A complete list of award winners is available at https://cspa.columbia.edu/recepient-lists/2021-awards-student-work-crown-awards-collegiate-recipients.