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Student Media at Ithaca College Earn National Honors

ITHACA, NY — The student newspaper and radio station at Ithaca College each earned national awards in 2013. "The Ithacan" was presented with the National Online Pacemaker Award for overall excellence in online journalism, while 92 WICB-FM was honored for Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best News Reporting by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI).

The Pacemakers, presented each year by the Associated Collegiate Press, are widely regarded as "the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism." This is the sixth time in the past eight years that the online version of "The Ithacan" has taken top honors. The print version was a finalist for the National Newspaper Pacemaker in 2013.

Five staff members of "The Ithacan" were also honored with Gold Circle Awards by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, which recognizes superior work by student journalists. The 2013 awards are for work produced during the 2012-13 academic year. The following students were honored:

  • Emily Fuller '15 and Erica Pirolli '13, first place for Overall Tabloid Design
  • Sabrina Knight '16, second place for Sports Photography
  • Rachel Woolf '15, third place for Photo Illustration
  • Steven Pirani '16, Certificate of Merit for General Feature Story

Play-by-Play is one of the most competitive categories in CBI's annual student production awards. Matt McCarthy '13, David Gofman '13, Matt Stenberg '14 and Michael Caffrey '14 were recognized for their broadcast and production of the football game between Ithaca and Hartwick College in fall 2013. WICB was also awarded Best News Reporting for "Youth Rock the Vote: Election 2012 Recap."

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From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for personal and professional success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York’s Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and offers over 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Science and Human Performance, and Music.