Ithacan Wins Online Pacemaker Award


Contributed by Michael Serino

 The Ithacan was honored with the prestigious Online Pacemaker Award for 2012 at the Fall National College Media Convention in Chicago on Saturday. The Pacemakers are the highest honors awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press and are widely regarded as "the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism." 

The website has won the Pacemaker Award five times in the past seven years. The paper's website was also awarded second place in the convention's on-site Best in Show competition. 

 The print edition of the paper was presented with a Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist Award at the convention and won second place in its category in the Best in Show competition as well. 

(In photo, from left: Ithacan Editor in Chief Kelsey O'Connor and Webmaster Honest Charley Bodkin after receiving the awards at the convention. Photo by Durst Breneiser.)