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Creighton Student Newspaper Receives National Award

Creighton Student Newspaper Receives National Award

Creighton University’s student newspaper, The Creightonian, won a national Pacemaker award, one of the highest awards a college paper can earn, at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas, Oct.28-Nov. 1. Two-hundred and twenty-eight college newspapers entered the competition in three categories: four-year dailies, four-year non-dailies and two-year papers.

Editors for the 2008-2009 academic year were Christine Galt of Omaha (a law student at Creighton) and Ryan Borchers of Omaha (a creative writing graduate student at Creighton). Serving as advisers from the Journalism and Mass Communication Department were Carol Zuegner, Ph.D., associate professor; Kris Boyle, Ph.D., assistant professor; the Rev. Don Doll, S. J., professor and holder of the Charles and Mary Heider Endowed Jesuit Faculty Chair and Katie Larson, adjunct professor.

Judges select Pacemakers, based on the following: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics. Professional newspaper or news organization staff serve as judges. The Associated Collegiate Press, based in Minneapolis, Minn., has directed the competition for 82 years.