The Daily learned this evening it is a 2020 newspaper Pacemaker finalist.
“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” Associated Collegiate Press Executive Director Laura Widmer said in a press release announcing the finalists.
“ACP is honored to recognize the best of the best.”
The 37 four-year newspaper finalists will be narrowed to 15 winners, which will be announced Oct. 22, during the Fall National College Media Convention.
Five print issues produced during the 2019-20 school year were submitted for consideration, including the issue pictured here that ran at the conclusion of a three-day sit-in led by the Black Emergency Response Team to fight racial injustices and demand reform on campus. In that academic year Nick Hazelrigg served as The Daily’s editor-in-chief and Carly Orewiler was the design editor.
The ACP press release notes that in addition to demonstrating excellence in key areas including coverage, writing, editing, design and photography, the winning newspapers took risks and served as a strong voice for the student audience.
Online sites compete in a separate Pacemaker competition. Available records indicate The Daily has won seven Pacemakers (five for newspaper, two for online) and been a finalist a collective eight times.
Additionally, The Daily’s Caitlyn Epes was named a finalist in the environmental portrait category of ACP’s photo of the year competition.