Illinois college media excelled at the national collegiate journalism convention, winning more than 20 awards for exceptional journalism last weekend in Austin, Texas.
Three Illinois schools earned ACP Pacemakers in the four-year college non-daily division – The Columbia Chronicle (Columbia College), F News Magazine (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and the Chicago Maroon (University of Chicago). The Pacemaker, sometimes called college journalism’s Pulitzer Prize, is earned for consistently solid coverage across a full year.
Two schools were finalists in the Pacemaker’s four-year daily newspaper division – Northern Star (Northern Illinois University) and Daily Northwestern (Northwestern).
Eastern Illinois University’s DenNews.com earned a Pacemaker in the online division for four-year dailies, while the University of Illinois’s the217.com earned one in the ‘other’ category. The DailyIllini.com was a finalist in the four-year daily online division while the Columbia Chronicle Online was a finalist in the four-year non-daily online division. (more…)