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CSPA 2024 Crown Awards Finalists: News Publications

Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence. On December 14, 2023, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced Crown Awards finalists in the News Publications category. Finalists will be awarded either a Silver or Gold Crown at the CSPA 100th Annual Spring Convention on March 15, 2024, on the Columbia University campus in New York City.

College Digital News

Los Angeles Loyolan /, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.


College Hybrid News

Ball State Daily News /, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;

Crimson Quarterly /, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;

Indiana Daily Student /, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;

The Daily Toreador /, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;

The Hornet Tribune /, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL;

The Ithacan /, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.


High School Digital News 

CHS Today /, Conifer High School, Conifer, CO;

Eagle Nation Online /, Prosper High School, Prosper, TX;

Falcon Press News /, Frank W. Cox High School, Virginia Beach, VA;

Harker Aquila /, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;

HiLite /, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;

Knight Errant /, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Saint Louis Park, MN;

Mountain Echo /, Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA;

Niles West News /, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;

Pathfinder /, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO;

Raider Voice /, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;

Southwest Shadow /, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;

Spyglass /, Westridge School, Pasadena, CA;

Staley News /, Staley High School, Kansas City, MO;

The Bobcat Prowl /, South Windsor High School, South Windsor, CT;

The Feather /, Fresno Christian Schools, Fresno, CA;

The Foothill Dragon Press /, Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA;

The Gator /, Brimmer and May School, Newton, MA;

The Horizon /, Westwood High School, Austin, TX;

The Journal /, Parkersburg High School, Parkersburg, WV

The La Salle Falconer /, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Milwaukie, OR;

The Oracle /, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA;

The Paly Voice /, Palo Alto High School, Mountain View, CA;

The Rider Online /, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;

The Rock /, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;

The Voice /, Vandegrift High School, Austin, TX;

Wayland Student Press Network /, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA;

Westside Wired /, Westside High School, Omaha, NE;

Wingspan /, Liberty High School, Frisco, TX.


High School Hybrid News 

Berkeley High Jacket /, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;

Central Times /, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;

Common Sense /, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, MD;

Eagle Eye News /, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;

El Estoque /, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;

Kingwood Park Times /, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX;

North Star /, Francis Howell North High School, Saint Charles, MO;

Odyssey /, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;

The Accolade /, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, CA;

The Blueprint /, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL;

The Boiling Point /, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;

The Campanile /, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;

The Communicator /, Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI;

The Cypress /, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA;

The Epic /, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA;

The Epitaph /, Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA;

The Evanstonian /, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL;

The Fourcast /, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;

The Fourth Estate /, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA;

The Harbinger /, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;

The Harbinger /, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;

The Hawk Eye /, Hebron High School, Carrollton, TX;

The Highlander /, McLean High School, McLean, VA;

The Huron Emery /, Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI;

The Inkblot /, Communications High School, Walls Township, NJ;

The Lion's Tale /, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;

The Messenger /, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;

The Muse /, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;

The Newsstreak /, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;

The Prospector /, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, IL;

The Puma Press /, University Prep, Seattle, WA;

The Purple Tide /, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;

The Review /, St. John's School, Houston, TX;

The Rubicon /, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;

The Saratoga Falcon /, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;

The Shield /, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;

The Sidekick /, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;

The Southerner /, Midtown High School, Atlanta, GA;

The Standard /, The American School in London, London, United Kingdom;

The Tide /, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;

Tiger Times /, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;

tjTODAY /, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;

Tower /, The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY;

Tribal Tribune /, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;

U-High Midway /, University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, IL;

UltraViolet /, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA;


High School Print News 

Crane-Clarion, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;

Crier, Munster High School, Munster, IN;

Crimson Crier, Sparkman High School, Harvest, AL;

Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dalals, Dallas, TX;

High Tide, Redondo Union High School, Torrance, CA;

Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, MO;

Piper, Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, CA;

ReMarker, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;

Tech Talk, Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical High School, Harwich, MA;

The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;

The Hawk, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX;

The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;

The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;

The Nueva Current, The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA;

The Tam News, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA;

Update, H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;

Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;


Middle School Digital News 

Livewire /, Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona, PA.


Middle School Print News

The Scroll, The American School in London, London, United Kingdom.


See also: 

Finalists, Magazines

Finalists, Yearbook