On May 6, 2014, the Society of Professional Journalists announced its annual Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards, which honors the best collegiate journalism from the previous year. A number of SJMC students were honored with MOE awards through their work with the Minnesota Daily.
The following stories were national winners:
- "How bad is it? Perspectives on campus crime" by SJMC students Kia Farhang and Bryna Godar, along with Nick Studenski.
The following stories were named national finalists:
- "Outing sexual violence disparities" by Branden Largent. Read here.
- General Photography: "Same-sex marriage bills to be introduced" by Bridget Bennett. See here.
In addition to individual stories, the Minnesota Daily also was the national winner for Best Affiliated website.