SJSU Communications Professor and Spartan Daily Advisor Wins National Award

by | Nov 1, 2022 | Awards and Achievements

San José State University Professor Richard Craig holds his Distinguished Advisor Award at the College Media Association’s fall convention in Washington, D.C., last month. 

Professor Richard Craig of the San José State University School of Journalism and Mass Communications has won the College Media Association’s national Distinguished Advisor Award for his work with the Spartan Daily student newspaper. The award was presented on October 28 at the organization’s Fall National College Media Convention at the Grand Hyatt Washington hotel in Washington, D.C.

Craig has taught in the SJSU School of Journalism and Mass Communications since 2000. He has served as faculty advisor to the Spartan Daily since 2002. In 2021, the Spartan Daily won the CMA’s Pinnacle Award as Best Four-Year Campus Newspaper in America and had previously won Best of Show honors in the Associated Collegiate Press national competitions in 2020 and 2021. The Spartan Daily was also named Best College Newspaper in California in both 2019 and 2021 by the California News Publishers Association and took the same honors from the California College Media Association in 2020.  

Craig earned his Ph.D. from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois in 1995.