At the 87th Annual National College Media Convention on Saturday, The Battalion was given a Pacemaker award presented by the Associated Collegiate Press and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation.
The awards are considered to be the highest national honors for student journalists and several issues from each newspaper's production schedule are selected at random to be judged, which ensures that to be competitive for a Pacemaker, a publication must show consistent quality over an academic year.
"The Pacemaker is college journalists' equivalent of the Pulitzer prize and the highest honor that could be bestowed upon a college newspaper," said Robert Wegener, the general manager of Student Media. "It is a recognition of all of the hard work that is constantly put into the newsroom, and I am really proud of the staff."
Monday, November 3, 2008
OK, one quick last post and then I really am on medical leave (see below). The Batt staff won a Pacemaker!! Wooooohooo! Congratulations to all of you! Here's the top of the Batt story: