Broadcast Story of the Year

Oct. 14, 2021

Associated Collegiate Press salutes the winners of its 2021 Broadcast Story of the Year competition.

Winners were announced during the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention awards ceremony, presented virtually on Oct. 14.

2021 ACP Pacemaker Awards

Broadcast
Business
Innovation
Magazine
Newspaper
Online
2020 Yearbook

Best of Show
Virtual 2021
Fall National College Media Convention
Oct. 16, 2021


Broadcast News Story

First
“Fired for Speaking Out?”
Mary Steffenhagen
NYCity News Service
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Second
“Facing Racism Early”
Caleb Britt
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Third
“’Let’s talk about it’ offers an open platform for discussion”
Paige Mathieson
District
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia

Fourth
“The Fraud Behind ‘The Most Fraudulent Election in History’”
Veronica Backer-Peral
Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Fifth
“Sexual Assault Claims Against Professors Spark Student Protest”
Marisa Gjuraj, Finn Carlin
SGTV
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Honorable mentions

“When Did Climate Change Become Political?”
Veronica Backer-Peral
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

“Fighting for Social Justice in Syracuse, NY”
Katie Lane
NCC News
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

“Oneida Creek Pollution”
James Corrigan
NCC News
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

“One Year Since Chabad Shooting On Yom Kippur At Elon University”
Isabella Seman
Elon News Network
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

“Unexpected Politics: Memes and UO”
Marcus Ren, Em Chan
Daily Emerald
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon




Feature Story

First
“Makeup Madhouse”
Gianna DaPra
TV2/KentWired
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Second
“Negan Fu searches to find the greatest movie of all time”
Paige Mathieson
District
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia

Third
“Deconstructing TikTok”
Mary Steffenhagen
NYCity News Service
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Fourth
“Change Doesn’t Rest: How Fermata Ballet Collective Reinvented the Dance Company”
Sarah Miller
Daily Emerald
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Fifth
“The Caregiver”
Hunter Franklin
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Honorable mentions

“The New Swing States: Part Three — Difficult Conversations”
Veronica Backer-Peral
Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

“CPP Animal Update”
Cathy Myers, Nicholas Talamante, Coco Chica
The Poly Post
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, California

“CBU’s Brian Zunigha Becomes TikTok Famous Over Quarantine”
Ivania Montes
CBU TV
California Baptist University
Riverside, California

“Working bees shed light on the hectic student life”
Paige Mathieson
District
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia

“Bringing the Scoop on Pandemonium Ice Cream”
Sloane O’Cone, Finn Carlin
SGTV
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina


Sports Story

First
“Speak Up and Dribble”
Chris Benis, Owen Tait
The Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Second
“The Creator’s Game”
Julia Skeval, Adam Klepp, Justin Glowacki, Jacob Konwiser
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Third
“From Pandemic to Pay”
Staff
Daily Emerald
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Fourth
“Athletes Struggle to Get to the Pros Due to COVID-19”
Austin Hall
NewsWaves
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Fifth
“Elon University Football Seniors Stepping Up During Delayed Season”
Jon Server
Elon News Network
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

Honorable mentions

“Hawkeye wrestling dominates Big Ten Championship”
Tianna Torrejon
DITV
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

“Boone Bigfoots”
Garrett Davenport
The Appalachian
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina

“Spring Sports Attendance”
Ally Powell
The Appalachian
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina

“Elon’s Only Feature Twirler Plays With Fire”
Ellis Chandler
Elon News Network
Elon University
Elon, North Carolina

“Will Muschamp Fired”
Kendall Smith
SGTV
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina


Commentary

First
“Chowdown Comparisons 2: The Pizza Battle”
Marcus Ren, Em Chan
Daily Emerald
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Second
“Friday Morning Live March 19, 2021”
Cade Crenshaw, Josh Tekele, Braden Maloy, Will Kronsberg
SGTV
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Third
“What is Prop 21?”
Cristobal Spielmann
Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

Fourth
“Exum Center Reopens”
Josh Wilkerson
Thorobred News
Kentucky State University
Frankfort, Kentucky

Fifth
“Culture Corner reflects on AAPI hate crimes”
Ethereal Reyes, Justyn Fulton
The Poly Post
The Poly Post
Pomona, California