Oct. 30, 2023
Associated Collegiate Press honored the nation’s top collegiate media with its Innovation Pacemaker awards at the Fall National College Media Convention, in Atlanta.
Spring 2024 Pacemakers
listed by state
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Student leadership: Chris Benis,
Jillian Caforio, Jennifer Woo
Advisers: Tom Nelson, Kevin O’Keeffe
Celebrating the five First Amendment freedoms, The Los Angeles Loyolan collaborated with student government to reintroduce First Amendment Week to the Loyola Marymount University community.
The keynote speaker for First Amendment Week was Jennette McCurdy, former child star and author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” familiar to students through the Nickelodeon shows “iCarly” and “Sam & Cat.”
The Loyolan amplified promotions through social media for a successful event.
Pepperdine Graphic Media
Student leadership: Sahej Bhasin,
Samantha Torre, Abby Wilt
Adviser: Elizabeth Smith
Pepperdine Graphic Media’s News Talks help students dive into deeper discussions of what inclusion means, as well as help members of PGM engage with the Pepperdine community. They also advance news literacy in an engaging way and help student journalists understand how their audience engages (or does not engage) with their products.
Immigrants in Middle America
Ball State University & Western Kentucky University
Covering the challenges facing small mid-American cities such as Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Muncie, Indiana, the student media and public media teams at Ball State University and Western Kentucky University collaborated to create content that is shared across multiple platforms and markets.
Ball State Daily News, Ball Bearings Magazine
Ball State University
Student leadership: Elissa Maudlin
Adviser: Lisa Renze-Rhodes