Here are some honors won by The Chronicle, its reporters, and its Web site.

National Magazine Awards:

Finalist, Interactive Service, Chronicle Careers

Finalist, Reporting, Degrees of Suspicion -- 2005

Finalist, Reporting, Unoriginal Sin -- 2005

Finalist, General Excellence -- 2003, 2004

Finalist, General Excellence Online -- 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004


Citations from the Education Writers Association:

The Education Writers Association has recognized three Chronicle staff writers with its National Awards for Education Reporting in 2006.

Senior Reporter Scott Carlson won first prize in the Beat Reporting category for 5 articles on libraries and archives: "Attempt to Screen Archive Prompts Fears," April 28, 2006, "Senators Butt Heads with FBI Officials Over Jack Anderson's Papers," June 16, 2006, "Lost in a Sea of Science Data," June 23, 2006, "Library Renovation Leads to Soul Searching at Cal Poly," September 1, 2006, and "U. of California Will Provide Up to 3,000 Books a Day for Google to Scan," September 8, 2006.

Staff Reporter Paul Fain won second prize in the Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications Category for 5 articles on the presidency: "An Ivy League President Grounded by His Past," March 17, 2006 (link: ), "Big Dreams in the Bluegrass State," April 28, 2006, "Feisty President at SUNY-Stony Brook Has Led a Makeover of 'Mudville'," June 16, 2006, "In Apparent Suicide, Chancellor Dies in a Fall," July 7, 2006, "Ole Miss Embraces Its Painful Past to Move Forward," September 29, 2006.

Deputy Editor Peter Schmidt was awarded a special citation in the Beat Reporting category for 6 articles on affirmative action: "From 'Minority' to 'Diversity'," "The Bush White House Picks Its Civil-Rights Fights Carefully," May 19, 2006, After Supreme Court Rulings on Race: Silence," May 19, 2006, "A Referendum on Race Preferences Divides Michigan," October 27, 2006, "ETS Accused of Squelching New Approach on Racial Bias," November 10, 2006, "Michigan Overwhelmingly Adopts Ban on Affirmative-Action Preferences," November 17, 2006.

The Education Writers Association has recognized three Chronicle articles and special reports with its National Awards for Education Reporting in 2005. The Chronicle nearly swept the awards in the Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications category, according to a news release issued by the assocation.

The Chronicle was honored for the following work:

  • First Prize: "What College Presidents Think," a collection  of articles and survey data that appeared in the November 4 issue.

  • Second Prize: "Cloak and Classroom," an article that appeared in the March 25 issue.

  • Special Citation: "The Birth of a Research University," a collection of articles and graphics that appeared in the April 1 issue.

National Award for Education Reporting, First Prize for Beat Reporting, Small Media or Maket, 2004, to Robin Wilson for 3 articles on Personal Lives and the Profession: "Singular Mistreament," April 23, 2004, "Pitt's Bitter Battle over Benefits," June 4, 2004, and "When Professors Go to War," August 6, 2004.

National Award for Education Reporting, Second Prize for Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications, 2004, to Scott Smallwood and Thomas Bartlett for "Degrees of Suspicion," June 25, 2004.

National Award for Education Reporting, Second Prize in Special Interest, Institutional and Trade Publications, 2003, for "The Disappearing State in Public Higher Education," February 28, 2003, "Hope Wanes for Georgia's Merit-Based Scholarships," November 21, 2003, and "Reform Plan or 'Corporate Takeover'?" April 18, 2003.

National Award for Education Reporting, Second Prize in Beat Reporting, Small Media or Market, 2002, to Julianne Basinger for "Top Dollar Changes in Compensating College Presidents," May 24, 2002; other stories include: "Private Funds Drive Up Pay for University Chiefs;" August, 2002, and "Private Sources Play More of a Role in Public University Chiefs," November 30, 2001.

National Award for Education Reporting, Special Citation in Special Interest, Institutional and Trade Publications, 2000, to John Pulley for "The Money Pot: Raising Cash, Managing Endowments."

National Award for Education Reporting, Special Citation in Special Interest, Institutional and Trade Publications, 2000, to Scott Heller for "The Lessons of a Lost Career," May 26, 2000.

National Award for Education Reporting, Second Prize in Special Interest, Institutional and Trade Publications, 1998, for Goldie Blumenstyk, Lisa Guernsey, Vincent Kiernan, Jeffrey R. Young -- The Chronicle of Higher Education --  "Microsoft's Reach in Higher Education," April 24, 1998.

National Award for Education Reporting, Special Citation for Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications, 1997, to Stpehen Burd for "The Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act," September 5, September 19, October 3, and October 17, 1997.

National Award for Education Reporting, Special Citation for Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications, 1994, to Stephen Burd, Colleen Cordes, Thomas J. DeLoughry, Patrick Healy, Kit Lively, Joye Mercer, Julie Nicklin, Christopher Shea, Peter Schmidt, Paulette V. Walker, and Robin Wilson, for "The Widening Gap in Higher Education," June 14, 1996.

National Award for Education Reporting, First Prize for Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications, 1995, to Douglas Lederman and Carolyn Mooney, for "Lifting the Cloak of Secrecy from Tenure," April 14, 1995.

National Award for Education Reporting, Special Citation for Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications, 1994, to Lawrence Biemiller, Stephen Burd, Douglas Lederman, Liz McMillen, and Christopher Shea, for "AIDS in Academe: A Special Section," October 19, 1994.

National Award for Education Reporting, First Prize for Special Interest, Institutional, and Trade Publications, 1993, to Douglas Lederman, for "Old Times Not Forgotten," October 20, 1993.


2005 Pulitzer Prize

Carlin Romano, a regular contributor to The Chronicle Review, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. The Pulitzer board cited him "for bringing new vitality to the classic essay across a formidable array of topics."

The eight essays submitted were:

"The Unexamined Life May Be Your Own" (4/9/2004)

"Not My Generation" (5/7/2004)

"Pecked to Death" (6/4/2004)

"A Hunched Back, a Searching Heart, and a Fiery Wit" (7/2/2004)

"Who Killed Literary Reading?" (7/23/2004)

"Revising the Grecian Formula" (8/13/2004)

"Violating 'Sovereignty': Questioning a Concept's Long Reign" (10/10/2004)

"Back in the USSR: Soviet Memories and Russia's Literary" (10/8/2004)


Journalism Fellowships

Senior Reporter Lila Guterman has been named one of twelve journalists from around the world selected as a 2006-07 Knight Fellow.

Liz McMillen, Deputy Editor of The Chronicle Review, was a 1997-98 Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan.


Webby Awards

The Webby Awards honor excellence in web design, creativity, usability, and functionality.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has recognized The Chronicle as a finalist in the newspaper category. In addition, Chronicle Careers was selected as an "Official Honoree" -- an award of distinction awarded to the top sites who entered the contest.


2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science

Richard Montastersky, a senior writer for The Chronicle, was honored in the small newspaper category for three unrelated articles that judges felt exhibited a unique ability to meticulously explain and report on a broad range of scientific controversies.

The three articles submitted were:

"Come Over to the Dark Side" (6/3/2005)

"The Hidden Cost of Farming Fish" (4/22/2005)

"Women and Science the Debate Goes On: Primed for Numbers" (4/4/2005)


2005 Online Journalism Award

The Online News Association honored the The Chronicle's Web site as the winner in the specialty journalism category for large newspapers.


Livingston Awards

Senior Reporter Lila Guterman was honored as a finalist in the 2005 Livingston Awards. She was nominated for "Lost Count," which reported on a study of civilian casualties in Iraq that, perhaps because the researchers rushed to put the statistics in front of American voters before the 2004 election, accomplished precisely the opposite result, drowning out a valuable study in the clamor of the presidential campaign.


EPpy Awards from Editor & Publisher:

Editor & Publisher Magazine has recognized Chronicle Careers as the winner of a 2006 EPpy Award in the category of Best Internet Classified Service. The EPpy Awards honor the best new media services from the newspaper industry.

Winner, Best Online Classified Advertising Section -- 2002, 2003, 2006

Finalist, Best Online Classified Advertising Section -- 2001

Winner, Best Web Site by a Weekly Newspaper -- 1997, 1999

Finalist, Best Designed Newspaper Web Site -- 1999

Finalist, Best Web Site by a Weekly Newspaper -- 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002


Citations from Washington Monthly:

The Monthly Journalism Award -- June 2003, to Eric Hoover, Brock Read, Michael Arnone, Burton Bollag, Richard Monastersky, David L. Wheeler, Lila Guterman, Anne Marie Borrego & Thomas Bartlett, for "Closing the Gates," -- April 11, 2003.

The Monthly Journalism Award -- October 1997, to Christopher Shea, for "In Drug-Policy Debates, a Center at Columbia U. Takes a Hard Line," -- October 3, 1997.

The Monthly Journalism Award -- January 1990, to Scott Jaschik, for "Politically Connected Exchange Plan Is Said to Be Rife With Problems," January 24, 1990.


Folio Editorial Excellence Award -- 1995, 1996, 1998


Other Awards:

Society for News Design

The Chronicle of Higher Education has won an award in the Best of Newspaper Design Creative Competition, sponsored by the Society for News Design and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education received the Award of Excellence in the following categories:

In the category of Feature Design Pages, (Science/Technology-Tabloid 50,000-174,999), "Researchers Explore New Visions for Hallucinogens," December 8, 2006 (design and photo illustration by Rob Bryson; photo editor, Rose Engelland)

In the category of Feature Design Pages, (Other/Tabloid 50,000-174,999), "The Rumor," February 10, 2006 (design and photo illustration by Daphne Sterling; photo editor, Rose Engelland, photography, Eli Reichman)

In the category of Feature Design Pages, (Other/Tabloid 50,000-174,999) "Horowitz vs Bérubé," December 8, 2006 (design by Daphne Sterling, illustration by Steve Brodner)


2005 Gene S. Stuart Award from the Society for American Archaeology to Marion Lloyd for "Earth Movers," December 3, 2004.

2003 Society for Environmental Journalists Award for Reporting on the Environment, in the category of Small-Market Reporting, 3rd place to Lila Guterman for "Trapped by Evolution," October 18, 2002, "Highways' Hidden Toll," June 21, 2002, and "The Challenges of Maintaining 2 Homes," April 12, 2002.

2003 Media Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, to Lila Guterman for "Battling for Hearts and Minds," November 29, 2002.

2002 Award for Best In-Depth Reporting on Religion from the American Academy of Religion, to Beth McMurtrie, for five articles. ( Read more.)

2002 Evert Clark/Seth Payne award, a national award for young science journalists given by the National Association of Science Writers and the National Press Foundation, to Lila Guterman, for "5,455 Brains and Counting," "The Challenges of Maintaining 2 Homes," and "Conflicts of Interest Between the Lines."

David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism from the American Geophysical Union, 2002, to Richard Monastersky for "A Plucky Spacecraft Explores a Distant Asteroid," March 2, 2001.

Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2001, to Richard Monastersky for "Nowhere Men: Scientists Debate What Happened to the Neandertals," September 8, 2000; "Under the Volcano," March 30, 2001; and "Where Have All the Frogs Gone?," April 20, 2001

1998 Washington Illustrators Club, Best of Category

1998 Society of Illustrators Certificate of Merit

1998 Print Magazine Design Award

1996 Women's Sports Journalism Award, Women's Sports Foundation, Debra Blum

1991 Women's Sports Journalism Award, Women's Sports Foundation, Douglas Lederman

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, 1990, to Scott Jaschik, for "Politically Connected Exchange Plan Is Said to Be Rife With Problems," January 24, 1990