Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Awards

The Daily Northwestern has won the Pacemaker, long regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism, numerous times throughout its history, most recently for the 2015-16 year. 

2017 Illinois College Press Association Awards
Third-Place General Excellence
Second-Place Online Website
First-Place Feature Photo
First-Place In-Depth Reporting
First-Place Sports Feature
First-Place Feature Story
Second-Place Column
Second-Place Sports Page Design
Second-Place News Story
Second-Place Feature Story
Third-Place Front Page Layout
Third-Place Editorial Cartoon
Third-Place Sports Column  
Third-Place General News Photo
Third-Place Feature Photo
Third-Place Sports News Story

2016 Associated Collegiate Press Awards
Newspaper Pacemaker Winner
Second-place Diversity Story of the Year
Fifth-place Multimedia Story of the Year
Fifth-place Feature Story of the Year 
Ninth-place Feature Story of the Year 
Eight-place Sports Photo of the Year
Online Pacemaker Finalist

2016 Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper Winner
General Column Writing Winner
Online Opinion and Commentary Winner

2016 Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper Winner
General Column Writing Winner
In-Depth Reporting Finalist
Online Opinion and Commentary Winner

2016 Illinois College Press Association Awards
First place Feature Story 
First-place Sports Feature
First place Sports Game Story 
First-place for Sports News Story
First-place Front Page Design
First-place Sports Page Design
First-place Sports Photo
Second-place General News Photo
Second-place In-Depth Reporting
Second-place for Editorial Writing
Second-place Sports Column
Second-place Sports News Story
Second-place Online News Site

2016 College Media Association Pinnacle Awards
Third-place Four-Year Daily Newspaper of the Year

2015 Associated Collegiate Press Awards
Online Pacemaker Finalist
Multimedia Story of the Year Finalist
Editorial/Opinion Story of the Year Finalist

2015 Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards
Breaking News Reporting Finalist
General Column Writing Winner
Sports Column Writing Finalist

2015 Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards
Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper Finalist
Breaking News Reporting Winner
General Column Writing Winner
In-Depth Reporting Finalist
Sports Column Writing Winner
Sports Writing Finalist

2014 Associated Collegiate Press Awards
Fifth-place Photo Slideshow
Fifth-place General News Photo

2014 Society of Professional Journalists National Mark of Excellence Awards
Sports Writing Finalist

2014 Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards
Best All-Around Daily Newspaper
Breaking News Reporting Winner
Sports Writing Winner
In-depth Reporting Finalist
General News Reporting Finalist

2014 Illinois College Press Association Awards
First-place Front Page Layout
First-place Sports Page Design
First-place Sports News
First-place Sports Game Story

2014 Hearst Journalism Awards
Second-place Enterprise Reporting
Ninth-place Sports-Writing

2013 Associated Collegiate Press Awards
Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist

2013 Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards
Sports Writing Finalist

2013 Illinois College Press Association Awards
First-place General Excellence
First-place Online New Site
First-place Front Page Layout
First-place Feature Page Layout
First-place News Story
First-place General News Photo
First-place Non-sports Column
First-place Multimedia
First-place Sports Column

2013 Hearst Journalism Awards
Second-place Enterprise Reporting
Sixth-place Breaking News Reporting

2012 Illinois College Press Association Awards
First-place In-Depth Reporting
First-place Sports Feature Story
First-place Sports Column