The Iowa State Daily is one of the best college news organizations in the nation, as recognized by the sheer volume of awards the Daily has won from the four most respected national collegiate and professional journalism organizations.
The Iowa State Daily has won the Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker Award for Best Four-year Daily Newspaper in 2011 and 2017. It has been a finalist for the award seven other times since 2001.
The Daily has won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Crown award for the Best Four-year Daily Newspaper 11 times since 2004. It has won the Silver Crown award six times since 2003.
In the College Media Association’s Pinnacle awards, which the Daily has only entered since 2017, the Daily was named the third best college news organization in 2017-2018.
In the Society of Professional Journalists’ best college newspaper competition, the Daily has been named the Best Four-year Daily Newspaper in its region 13 times since the Daily started entering the competition in 2005. It was named the Best Four-year Daily Newspaper in the Nation in 2017, 2015 and 2007.