The status of the Ithacan as one of the best college newspapers in the country was reaffirmed last weekend when the paper was awarded the 2008 Pacemaker and Online Pacemaker awards -- widely regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism -- by the Associated College Press. The 2008 award is for work published during the 20078 academic year, during which Erica R. Hendry served as editor in chief.


This past weekend at the Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. National Student Production competition, ICTV was recognized as the overall winner in three categories.


Journalist and author Tom Wolfe will serve as the 2008-9 Park Distinguished Visitor.

Wolfe is recognized around the world as the preeminent social commentator of our time. Called the father of "new journalism," Wolfe is the author of 12 books, including the national best sellers The Right Stuff, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers and The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Thursday, October 30
7:30 p.m.
Emerson Suites
Free and open to the public

On Thursday, October 23, the public is invited to view two films based on Tom Wolfe's books. The Bonfire of the Vanities will screen at 6:00 p.m., followed by The Right Stuff at 8:30 p.m. Both films will be shown in the Park Auditorium.

The Park Distinguished Visitor Series

This series is sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications and made possible through the generosity of the Park Foundation.


The Ithacan has been named a Pacemaker finalist and the Ithacan Online has been named an Online Pacemaker finalist for 2008 by the Associated Collegiate Press.

The winners of the award -- widely regarded as the "Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism" -- will be announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Kansas City on October 31.


The Ithacan has been named the number two nondaily student newspaper in the country for 2007 by the Society of Professional Journalists.


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