The Daily Collegian was awarded an Online Pacemaker Award during the National College Media Convention held Oct. 28 to Nov. 2 in Philadelphia.
The Pacemaker award is the highest award given by the Associated Collegiate Press to online college student publications. This competition replaces ACP’s Best of the Net competition, which began in 1995 as the first nationwide competition for online college student publications.
The web site must be produced and maintained primarily by students. Awards are based on design, ease of navigation, writing and editing, graphics and interactivity. Sites are judged by non-ACP staff members knowledgeable about design, journalism and interactive media.
Editor-in-Chief Sam Janesch, Managing Editor Kelsey Tamborrino, and Campus Editor Shannon Sweeney, along with News Adviser Trudi Gilfillian, attended this year’s convention.