The Ithacan: World Class, year after year after year.....
The Ithacan’s status as one of the best college newspapers in the country was reaffirmed this weekend when the paper was awarded the 2008 Pacemaker and the Online Pacemaker awards — widely regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism — by the Associated College Press.
The Pacemaker recognizes overall excellence in college and university print publications; the Online Pacemaker is awarded to outstanding collegiate Web sites. This is the third time The Ithacan has won the Pacemaker in the past four years, and the third year in a row it has won the Online Pacemaker.
The awards were presented at the 87th annual National College Media Convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The Associated Collegiate Press is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college journalists in the country. This year's competition was judged by the staff of the St. Petersburg Times.
The 2008 award is for work published during the 2007–08 academic year. The Ithacan’s 2007–08 editor in chief was current senior Erica R. Hendry. The paper’s 2008–09 editor is senior Erin Geismar.
Please join me in congratulating them and the Ithacan staff for this outstanding achievement.