2017 Online Pacemaker Finalists

MINNEAPOLIS —The Associated Collegiate Press has recognized 25 online news and magazine sites as finalists in the Online Pacemaker competition.

“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 105 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 17 states.

“Today’s best online sites are platforms for rich multimedia storytelling,” said Gary Lundgren, associate director. “Deep and diverse coverage with strong engagement and interactivity distinguish the best student-produced sites.”

The Pacemaker finalists will be recognized and the winners announced on Oct. 28 at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Dallas.

 


The Occidental Weekly
, Occidental College, Los Angeles
theoccidentalweekly.com
Barbara Thomas/Flora Adamian, advisers

 


The Daily Bruin
, University of California, Los Angeles
dailybruin.com
Tanner Walters, editor
Abigail Goldman, adviser

 


Graphic
, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
pepperdine-graphic.com
Rachel Ettlinger, editor
Elizabeth Smith/Courtenay Stallings, advisers

 


Rocky Mountain Collegian
, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
collegian.com
Julia Rentsch, editor
Jim Rodenbush, adviser

 


The Quinnipiac Chronicle
, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
quchronicle.com
Lila Carney, adviser

 


The Red & Black
, University of Georgia, Athens
redandblack.com
Joe Youorski/Katelyn Umholtz, editors
Rebecca Burns, adviser

 

The Connector, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
scadconnector.com
Emma Dakin, editor
Jessica Clary, adviser

 


Daily Egyptian
, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
dailyegyptian.com
Anna Spoerre, editor
Eric Fidler, adviser

 


NCC Chronicle
, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois
ncclinked.com
Kay O’Donnell, adviser

 


Indiana Daily Student
, Indiana University, Bloomington
idsnews.com
Alison Graham/Hannah Alani, editors
Ron Johnson/Ruth Witmer/Malinda Aston, advisers

 


The Daily News
, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
ballstatedaily.com
Casey Smith, editor
John Strauss, adviser

 


Urban Plains
, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
urban-plains.com
Morgan Gstalter, editor
Jeff Inman/Jill Van Wyke, advisers

 


Drake Magazine
, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
drakemagazine.com
Catherine Staub/Jeff Inman, advisers

 


Talisman
, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
wkutalisman.com
Charlotte Turtle, adviser

 


The Michigan Daily
, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
michigandaily.com
Emma Kinery, editor
Kathy Ciesinski/Mark Bealafeld, advisers

 


The State News
, Michigan State University, East Lansing
statenews.com
Jake Allen, editor
Travis Ricks/Robert Hendricks, advisers

 


Minnesota Daily
, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
mndaily.com
Dylan Scott, editor

 


The Lance
, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri
evangellance.com
Melinda Booze, adviser

 


Equinox
, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire
kscequinox.com
Crae Messer/Olivia Belanger, editor
Julio Del Sesto/Rodger Martin, advisers

 


The Daily Orange
, Syracuse (New York) University
dailyorange.com
Justin Mattingly, editor

 


The Seahawk
, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
theseahawk.org
Casey McAnarney, editor
Bill DiNome, adviser

 


The Daily Collegian
, Pennsylvania State University, State College
collegian.psu.edu
Patricia Hartranft/Trudi Gilfillian, advisers

 


The Breeze
, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
BreezeJMU.org
Brad Jenkins, adviser

 


Port & Main
, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
portandmain.com
Brad Jenkins, adviser

 


Emerge
, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
emergemagazine.ca
Jenna Piunno/Alicia Mirtsos/Erika Graham/Aansa Mirza, editors
Kathy Ullyott/Jerry Chomyn/Kimberly Noble, advisers