College of Communication & Creative Arts - Journalism
Awards & Honors
The Whit wins Online Pacemaker Award
The ACP Release:
The 2009 ACP Online Pacemaker contest yielded approximately 45 percent more entries than the previous year, affirming that college publications across the nation are rapidly adapting to the steadily evolving world of media. The 223 total entries were divided into the following categories: Four-Year Daily Newspaper, Four-Year Non-Daily Newspaper, Two-Year Newspaper and Non-newspaper sites, including Broadcast, Yearbook, Magazine and Online-only publications.
The contest was judged by Ellyn Angelotti, Interactivity Editor for the Poynter Institute, a leader in online journalism training and education. Angelotti noted that the top sites displayed excellence in the following areas: Integration of multimedia and user-generated content; Navigability; Breadth of coverage, including in-depth reporting; Custom, clean design; Sound news judgment on the home page.