ACP names 24 online sites as 2018 Pacemaker finalists

MINNEAPOLIS —The Associated Collegiate Press has recognized 24 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 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 student-produced sites.”

In this competition, only the online product was judged. Print newspapers compete in a separate competition. The ACP Newspaper Pacemaker finalists were announced recently.

Both print and online Pacemaker finalists will be recognized and the Pacemaker winners announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, Oct. 25-28, 2018 in Louisville, Ky.

The Auburn Plainsman

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
Editor: Chip Brownlee
Adviser: Alec Harvey

The Daily Wildcat
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Editors: Chastity Laskey, Courtney Talak
Adviser: Brett Fera

Pepperdine Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California
Editor: Cassandra Stephenson
Advisers: Elizabeth Smith, Courtenay Stallings

Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Editor: Kellie Chudzinski
Adviser: Tom Nelson

The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Editor: Erin Douglas
Adviser: Jim Rodenbush

The GW Hatchet
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
Editor: Lillianna Byington
Adviser: Debbie Cenziper

Daily Egyptian
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
Editor: Athena Chrysanthou
Adviser: Eric Fidler

The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Editors: Peter Kotecki, Nora Shelly
Adviser: Stacia Campbell

Ball Bearings Magazine
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana
Editor: Miller Kern
Adviser: Lisa Renze-Rhodes

The University Daily Kansan
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
Editors: Chandler Boese, Conner Mitchell
Advisers: Gerri Berendzen, Jon Schlitt

College Heights Herald
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Editor: Andrew Henderson
Advisers: Chuck Clark, Carrie Pratt

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Editor: Helen Gibson
Adviser: Sam Oldenburg

The State News
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Editor: Rachel Fradette
Adviser: Omar Sofradzija

Grand Central Magazine
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Editor: Tessa Harvey
Adviser: Steve Coon

Minnesota Daily
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Editor: Mike Hendrickson
Adviser: Charlie Weaver

The Equinox
Keene State College
Keene, New Hampshire
Editors: Sebastien Mehegan, Alexandria Saurman
Adviser: Julio DelSesto, Rodger Martin

The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
Editor: J.R. Pierce
Adviser: Jon Glass

Elon News Network
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina
Editor: Jackie Pascale
Advisers: Kelly Furnas, Rich Landesberg
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
Editors: Anna Huntsman, Ray Padilla, Lydia Taylor
Adviser: Sue Zake

MTSU Sidelines
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Editor: Brinley Hineman
Adviser: Leon Alligood

The Et Cetera
Eastfield College
Mesquite, Texas
Editors: James Hartley, David Silva
Advisers: Lori Dann, Elizabeth Langton, Sarah Sheldon

Daily Toreador
Lubbock, Texas
Editor: McKenzi Morris
Advisers: Andrea Watson, Sheri Lewis

Baylor Lariat
Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Editor: Bailey Brammer
Advisers: Bruce Gietzen, Julie Reed

The Wichitan
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, Texas
Editors: Tyler Manning, Kara McIntyre
Adviser: Bradley Wilson