Daily Egyptian wins Online Pacemaker award

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

The Daily Egyptian won an Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker award on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.

The award recognizes the “best of the best” of college newspapers, according to the ACP’s website, and the Pacemaker is often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.

(Editor’s note: This article incorrectly said Anna Spoerre’s article won Story of the Year. It was a finalist. Her article also was reporting on the university’s hiring of late Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s daughter and son-in-law, not Montemagno’s hiring of them. This article has been edited for accuracy. We regret the error.)


Anna Spoerre, former staff reporter, was a finalist/honorable mention for story of the year for her reporting on SIU’s hiring of late Chancellor Carlo Montemagno’s daughter and son-in-law.

(See more: University hires chancellor’s daughter, son-in-law)

According to the ACP’s website, there were 50 selected submissions as finalists from five different categories, including News Story, Feature Story, Sports Story, Editorial/Opinion and Diversity Series.

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