Online Pacemaker finalists announced

Congratulations to the ACP Online Pacemaker finalists!

Judging began with 137 very competitive entries. The 30 finalists were chosen by a panel of three experienced, top-notch journalism professionals.

The selection of finalists for the Online Pacemaker was especially difficult, since websites were being updated, added to and expanded upon over the months during which judging took place. In addition, there was so much depth to cover — rather than looking at one edition of a newspaper or magazine, content on websites seems infinite.

Overall, judges were intrigued in different ways by each winning site.

One trait judges looked for was ease of navigation, as well as quality of content. Many of the finalists had solid multimedia projects showcasing their online skills — from interactive storytelling to podcasts. They also showcased strong headline writing, clean articles and engaging photography.

We’d like to again congratulate each of the 30 finalists for this amazing accomplishment. Winners will be announced in Washington, D.C. at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention Oct. 20-23. Registration is now open.


The Daily Californian
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Daily Trojan
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Daily Bruin
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Pepperdine Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

CU Independent
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

Yale Daily News
Yale University
New Haven, CT

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Iowa State Daily
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Urban Plains
Drake University
Des Moines, IA

Drake Magazine
Drake University
Des Moines, IA

The DePaulia
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

North by Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Ball Bearings
Ball State University
Muncie, IN

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

The Appalachian
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

The Daily Tar Heel
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

The Ithacan
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

NYCity News Service
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
New York, NY

Campus Times
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

The Oklahoma Daily
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

Emerge Magazine
University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, ON

Emerald Media Group
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

The Daily Collegian
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

The Vanderbilt Hustler
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

The Mercury
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI