Three student media operations rewarded
for forward thinking
Sept. 24, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS — Three collegiate media programs have been honored by the Associated College Press in the second year of its Innovation Pacemaker competition.
Pacemaker finalists will be recognized and the Pacemaker winners announced virtually at 6 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 14, during the Fall National College Media Convention.
The prestigious Pacemaker recognizes overall excellence and distinguishes the top student media produced during a particular school year. The award started shortly after the association was founded in 1921 and is often regarded as the most-competitive, most-honored award in collegiate journalism.
The Innovation Pacemaker is designed to encourage out-of-the-box thinking and reward student media for the courage to take chances to improve service to their customers, readers and communities.
“Collegiate student media is rapidly changing and those programs that don’t generate new revenue streams and innovative ways to deliver content to their readers will struggle to survive,” associate director Gary Lundgren said. “Print is now just one component — there is far more to a successful student media program than publishing the campus newspaper.”
Leadership, coverage, content delivery, marketing, business, community, press freedom and partnerships are among the areas where innovation is encouraged.
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presented virtually Oct. 14-16, 2021
Sacramento State University
Max Connor, Jordan Parker,
Maddie Beck, Chris Wong
Adviser: Stu VanAirsdale
Miami Dade College –
Eduardo J. Padrón Campus
Student leaders: Daniela Lopez, Laura Santos, Gabriela Vilas
Adviser: Emily Sendin
University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Student leaders: Lauren Ali,
Ashley Cave, Jade Encila,
Noah Grossman, Jenn Moore,
Advisers: Norm Lourenco, Kimberley Noble