At the national convention of
the College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press Oct. 25-28 in
Louisville, Kentucky, the website for the student newspaper, The Wichitan, was named a Pacemaker
Finalist, recognition the publication has received only once before. The
Pacemaker is one of two top awards given nationally and is given to only about
a dozen schools nationwide each year.
Also at the conference, Justin
Marquart, a junior in art, placed fourth in the national Associated Collegiate Press
Design of the Year competition for newspaper page/spread.
“The Pacemaker is the
association’s preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of
collegiate journalism,” said Laura Widmer, executive director. “ACP is honored
to recognize the best of the best.”
ACP received approximately 100
overall entries from colleges and universities. To select the finalists,
respected professionals including professors and current digital media
professionals analyzed each entry in categories based on student enrollment.
The selected finalists represent 16 states and the District of Columbia.
“Today’s best online sites are
platforms for rich multimedia storytelling,” said Gary Lundgren, associate
director and coordinator of the Pacemaker competition. “Deep and diverse
coverage with strong engagement and interactivity distinguish the best
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