Monday, October 30, 2006
The Ithacan Wins a Pacemaker, an Online Pacemaker and More
In a clean sweep of major awards at the 85th annual National College Media Convention in St. Louis, October 25–29, The Ithacan came home with a Pacemaker Award, an Online Pacemaker Award and a First Place, Best of Show Award.
This is the first time a paper has won all three awards in the history of the convention.
The Pacemakers were for work produced during the 2005-06 academic year (Elizabeth Quill ’06, editor in chief). The October 12, 2006, issue captured the Best in Show award. Current editor in chief Vanessa Schneider (shown here with the plaques) accepted the awards on behalf of the paper.
The Pacemaker, presented each year by the Associated Collegiate Press and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, is widely regarded as "the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism," and is one of the most prestigious student journalism awards in the country. This is the fourth time, and the second consecutive year, that The Ithacan has won the Pacemaker; the paper has been a finalist four times in the past five years.