The Ithacan was presented with the 2010 Online Pacemaker Award for overall excellence in online journalism on Oct. 30 at the fall National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky. This is the fourth time in the past five years The Ithacan's website has won the national award.

The Ithacan's print edition was also presented with a national Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist award at the event.

The Pacemakers, presented each year by the Associated College Press, are the widely regarded as "the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism," and are among the most prestigious student journalism awards in the country. 

In addition, the paper won second place in the newspaper category in the convention's Best of Show awards; The Ithacan's website received third place in the Web category.

Shown above, left to right: Assistant photo editor Kelsey O'Connor, assistant news editor Taylor Long, editor in chief Libby Sile and assistant news editor Alexandra Evans with the awards at the convention.


Christianne Enos '11, an integrated marketing communications major, was selected as the 2010 Most Outstanding AAF Stickell Intern. Previously selected as the most outstanding member of Ithaca College's student chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), Christianne was chosen for this honor from the top 15 AAF students in the U.S. who also received the 2010 AAF Stickell 2010 Internship.

In addition, Christianne was invited to join the Stickell Advisory Board for a one-year term as a student representative, and will be attending the AAF National Convention in San Diego to participate in the annual board meeting.

“It is an honor to be recognized by such a prestigious organization. The Stickell Internship Program was a wonderful experience this summer," said Christianne.


Members of the Park Student Media organized a video shoot in honor of the Trevor Project and the "It Gets Better" campaign. A few other versions of the video will follow in the coming weeks.

More than 100 people participated in the shoot. To view their video, visit ...

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 The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for both the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper’s scores on the critique’s 1,000-point scale were 981 for fall and 985 for spring. The CSPA consistently ranks the Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, it’s highest category.

Among the judge’s comments, “Everything about this paper is well done. I can’t say enough about your strong ‘watchdog’ role, your outstanding coverage and your excellent design.”


WICB and VIC were nominated for six National Student Production awards by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI). The winners will be announced October 27-31 at the organization's 2010 convention in Louisville.

The nominations are for:

  • Best Student Media Website, WICB
  • Best DJ: Mike Citera '10, “Mikey Mike in the Morning”
  • Best Regulary Scheduled Program: VIC’s “Disney Mania”
  • Best Sports Play-by-Play: 2 nominations, Basketball vs. St John Fisher and Basketball vs. Utica
  • Best Feature: “2009 YEAR IN REVIEW”

WICB was also nominated for four 2010 College Radio Awards by College Music Journal (CMJ) including two individuals awards for Reece Lazarus ’11.

Nominations include:


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