The Whitworthian is a finalist in eleven categories of the CMA Pinnacle Awards

The Whitworthian is a finalist in eleven categories of the 2023 Pinnacle Awards: Six individual finalists – reporting, one individual finalists – sports and four individual finalists – photos. Every year the College Media Association Pinnacle Awards honor and award student-run college media outlets and individuals.

“I am so excited that The Whitworthian was able to have so many articles become finalists. I think it shows how much hard work we put into the reporting we do,” said current Editor-in-Chief and double major in communications and peace studies, Emerald Maple.

Maple wrote two articles and co-wrote one article with political science and Spanish double major Isaac Price that are finalists in the reporting categories.

“For my stories specifically, I’m thrilled that they were named as finalists. All the articles really were a group effort that came together due to the amazing editors and photographers we have on the team,” said Maple.

Price, journalism graduate Samantha Holm and English literature major Annaclare Splettstoeszer also have articles in the reporting categories. Communication graduate Janeth Beltran Apocada has an article in the sports category. Psychology major Juan Rodriguez has two photos, and Timara Doyle and biology major Benjamin Gallaway each have one photo that are finalists in the photo categories.

The winners of these awards will be announced October 31 at the Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association Fall National College Media Convention. To see the nominated articles and photos, visit the CMA Pinnacle Awards website.

September 12, 2023

About The Whitworthian:

The Whitworthian has served as the main source of news, arts, and sports coverage for the Whitworth community since 1905. An organization composed entirely of students, The Whitworthian produces a monthly print edition and an active online news site.


Dr. Erica Salkin, Professor in the Communication Studies Department and Faculty Advisor of The Whitworthian, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4704 or