November 3, 2008

NEWS: Ledger Earns Top J-Prize

One for the Ledger

The Campus Ledger earned top honors at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media Adviser (CMA) National College Media Convention in Kansas City, Nov. 1.
The Ledger, celebrating it's 30th year, brought home the Pacemaker award for excellence in collegiate journalist. Since 1927, the Pacemaker has been the highest honor available to ACP members and is considered the Pulitzer Prize of college media.
Twenty-five newspapers earned the Pacemaker. Judges from The St. Petersburg Times selected 48 entries for recognition out of 241 entries in three categories.
According to ACP newspaper finalists were selected based on excellence in the following areas:
  • Coverage and content
  • Quality of writing and editing
  • Leadership on the opinion page
  • Evidence of in-depth reporting
  • Layout and design
  • Photography, art and graphics.
Later in the fall, the ACP webpage will feature links to publication images and comments from the judges.
ACP is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association, a non-profit education organization which strives to educate and recognize the work of student journalists, to improve the quality of student media and to foster careers in media.