DI a Pacemaker finalist

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 09, 2013 5:00 AM

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The Daily Iowan has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Newspaper Pacemaker award, the Associated Collegiate Press announced Sept. 6.

The Pacemaker contest is awarded to several college newspapers based on the merit of general excellence from the previous year.

Judges look at the following when selecting finalists and the ultimate winners:

• Coverage and content
• Quality of writing and reporting
• Leadership on the opinion page
• Evidence of in-depth reporting
• Layout and design
• Photography, art, and graphics

The DI was selected along with several other Big Ten college newspapers, including The Daily Northwestern, the Indiana Daily Student, and The Daily Collegian. The Iowa State Daily was also selected as a finalist.

Winners will be announced on Oct. 26 at the National College Media Convention in New Orleans.

Emily Busse served as editor-in-chief of the DI during the 2012-13 school year, and Sam Lane served as managing editor. Publisher Bill Casey and writing coach Jennifer Wagner helped submit this year’s entries.

— by Kristen East

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