2016 Online Pacemaker Winners



CU Independent
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado
Judge’s comments: Interesting navigation choices; Nice: “breaking” heads, music, grades database

North by Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Judge’s comments: Great headline writing; best integration of social media

Urban Plains
Drake University
Des Moines, Iowa
Judge’s comments: Unique content; smart take on their audience, tight design, great headlines

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Judge’s comments: Brilliant simplicity, great photo play, loved the quizzes!

University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
Judge’s comments: Conversational headlines, fresh typography, prominent public radio

Ball Bearings
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana
Judge’s comments: Nice mix of reporting and essay; smart navigation choices; like the “top” posts

Drake Magazine
Drake University School of Journalism
Des Moines, Iowa
Judge’s comments: Nice navigation, simple typography, good use of photos, good headlines

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Judge’s comments: Great headlines, conversational, wonderful use of photos, fresh content

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Judge’s comments: Interesting, focused content; engaging navigation; great use of images; ways to engage

Yale Daily News
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Judge’s comments: Great reads – particularly in the magazine; good archive of video

The Appalachian
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
Judge’s comments: Fresh interface and grid; nice use of images; good video archive

The Daily Californian
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Judge’s comments: Sophisticated use of grid, headlines, color, images; rich video archive

The Daily Bruin
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Judge’s comments: Strong multimedia: video, radio, photo, polls; nice type palette

Daily Trojan
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Judge’s comments: Packs a lot in – but elegantly, nice multimedia variety

The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
Judge’s comments: Smart simplicity, great use of social media, one of the most professional sites

The Mercury
University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, Texas
Judge’s comments: Nice variety of images and crops, prominent tagging, I like “breaking” head



Pepperdine Graphic
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

Iowa State Daily
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

The DePaulia
DePaul University
Chicago, IL

The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

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 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