Loquitur nominated for Pacemaker Awards

By Nicole Garibaldi
October 11, 2007

The 2006-2007 year of the Loquitur is nominated for a Pacemaker Award. It is the most distinguished honor to members of the Associate Collegiate Press.

Finalists were selected by a panel from The Washington Post, based on: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, layout, design, photography, art and graphics.

Dr. Zurek head of the communication department is excited. “We have always been in the top 25, but never this. The Loquitur has exceptional human interest, campus and global story ideas.”

Brittany Liberatore news editor of the 2006-2007 year of the Loquitur was ecstatic about being nominated. “When I found out that we were a finalist I was so happy because I am proud of the work we did last year for the Loquitur. It is nice to see your hard work getting the attention it deserves.”

The competition for the Press Peacemaker Award is quite fierce. There are 54 finalists hoping to get their hands on this award including John Hopkins University, Boston College, and Temple University.

Amanda Finnegan editor in chief for the 2006-2007 year, is quite proud of the paper’s accomplishments. “This is the first time the Loquitur has been nominated as a finalist for this award.”

Finnegan poured all of her heart and soul into the newspaper to make sure it was a worthwhile read for all of its readers. “Just being a finalist is such an honor for us.”

“This award means so much to me. We had such an excellent staff last year as well as one this year, and it is such an honor to be recognized nationally. We had great writing ability and I think we have a good shot of winning this award,” said 2006-2007 managing editor Brachelli.

All finalists attending the award ceremony are to report to the ACP/CMA National Media Convention on Oct. 27, in Washington D.C. Each newspaper will be honored and the winners of the Pacemaker Award will be announced at the event.

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