Oct. 28, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To reflect the ever-changing landscape of college media, Associated College Press has awarded its first-ever Multiplatform Pacemaker award to four student media operations during an awards ceremony at MediaFest22, the Fall National College Media Convention, in Washington, D.C.
“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” executive director Laura Widmer said. “ACP is honored to recognize the best of the best.”
In October, 11 student media operations were named Pacemaker finalists. The finalists represent eight states. Of the finalists, nine are from four-year colleges/universities and two are from two-year colleges.
The new award honors the nation’s top collegiate media as they serve readers across the platforms available to them — print, online, social media and audio/video.
“This is clearly a forward-thinking Pacemaker award that reflects the new college media ecosystem,” associate director Gary Lundgren said. “While ACP will continue to award Pacemakers for individual platforms, it is increasingly important for judges to review how print, online, social media and audio/video all come together to serve readers.”
To select the finalists, respected professionals including professors and current digital media professionals analyzed, discussed and rated each entry before selecting the finalists and Pacemakers.
2022 ACP Pacemakers
presented in spring 2022
2022 ACP Individual Awards
Santa Ana, California
Adviser: Sarah Bennett
Indiana Daily Student
Advisers: Malinda Aston,
Jim Rodenbush, Ruth Witmer
The Daily Iowan
Iowa City, Iowa
Adviser: Jason Brummond