LSU Student Journalists Honored Among Best in College Media, Earn National Pinnacle Awards

November 12, 2020

BATON ROUGE—Student journalists from LSU’s student newspaper, The Reveille, took home three 2019-2020 Pinnacle Awards from the College Media Association (CMA), announced Oct. 23, 2020. Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and individual work in the nation.

“Reveille students show up every day to report news about LSU students for LSU students,” said Jeff Gauger, Reveille adviser and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professional-in-residence. “Abby, Jennie and Reed earned these awards, but all LSU students are winners too, thanks to their work.”

Congratulations to The Reveille for earning the following Individual Pinnacle Awards:

  • Best Photo Package, Second Place
    • Abby Kibler
    • View “LSU wins the National Championship” photo package at
  • Best Newspaper Photo Page/Spread, Honorable Mention
  • Best Sports Game Story, Honorable Mention
    • Reed Darcey
    • Read “ ‘They love Joe, and Joe loves them’: Joe Burrow walks off field at Tiger Stadium for final time” at

“Once again, our students did a fantastic job and have earned recognition for their hard work and dedication to serving the students of LSU through Student Media,” said John Friscia, director of LSU Student Media. “I couldn’t be more proud to work with our group of young journalists.”

View all CMA Pinnacle Award winners. Watch the full CMA Pinnacle Awards ceremony.

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LSU Student Media provides media experiences to students through The Reveille newspaper, and The Reveille mobile app; Tiger TV; KLSU-FM radio; and the Gumbo yearbook. All four outlets are led and staffed by students, supported by professionals, and provide real-world experience for aspiring broadcasters, program directors, writers, editors, photographers and videographers, web producers, designers, and others. Many participating students are pursuing majors through LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication.

LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication ranks among the strongest collegiate communication programs in the country, with its robust emphasis on media and public affairs. It offers undergraduate degrees in public relations, journalism, political communication, digital advertising and pre-law, along with four graduate degree programs: master of mass communication, Ph.D. in media and public affairs, certificate of strategic communication, and dual MMC/law degree.