Tuesday, November 06, 2007


First, I have to apologize to a whole bunch of you for not getting this up here earlier....I was out of town at our national advisory board meeting (more on that sometime soon), and then I was away on family stuff all weekend, and well....anyway, no excuses.
I'm SO PROUD to be able to tell you that we're still the best.
I know, I know, that's not a surprise. But it sure is nice to say it again.

Here's the scoop:

The Ithacan won the Online Pacemaker Award, presented by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers, for the second year IN A ROW at the National College Media Convention on October 30 in Washington, D.C. The award, presented for overall excellence in online media, is considered "the Pulitzer Prize of
collegiate journalism."

The paper was also recognized at the convention's Design Showcase. An Accent front ("Model Beheavior") was featured as an example of dynamic design, and the presenters identified the paper's Accentuate and Buzzer pages as their favorite examples of creative presentation from among all the papers they had seen.

Ithacan photographer Evan Falk (see the post about this below) took first place in the convention's on-site photo competition. He was competing against 58 photographers from other colleges attending the convention.

Ithacan editor in chief Erica Hendry and adviser Michael Serino got to head over to the White House for a press briefing, thanks to Serino's friend John Gizzi, Human Events' political editor. He introduced them to a lot of the White House press corps. and press secretary Dana Perino stood still long enough to pose for a picture with Erica (see above).

A group of alumni met with the Ithacan group for dinner, an opportunity for Erica and Anna Uhls to meet the rest of the D.C. alums (ah, networking....this is how it happens!) The group included four former editors in chief, two former managing editors and three former news editors, all now working in Washington.

Now that sounds like a trip to Washington....wonder why I didn't get to come along? (Oh well, next time....)


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