Want training in journalism, multimedia and leadership? Tight budget? Read on.

The Associated Collegiate Press is pleased to announce a call for session ideas, plus has opened registration and hotel guest room blocks for its two upcoming conventions. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we encourage you to make your transportation plans now.

 

MW
Sheraton Universal | Los Angeles | Feb. 26-March 1, 2015

With more than 150 sessions and 850 attendees, make new contacts and launch your career here. Along with sessions and Short Courses, there are plentiful opportunities to connect with fellow students, advisers and pros, critiques, media tours and Best of Show.

To help you network, solve problems and share victories, we’ll have roundtable discussions for editors-in-chief, advisers at four-year schools and advisers are two-year schools. Also meet exhibitors from four year colleges, grad schools and more.

Learn what’s new with multimedia student news organizations that distribute on paper and/or digital and online platforms, broadcast journalism, yearbooks and magazines. This convention draws students from throughout the U.S., Canada and beyond.


Hotel rate: $185/night plus tax, single to quad (that’s $213.80 per night, including tax). There are dozens of low-moderate priced restaurants steps from the hotel.

The Burbank Bob Hope Airport, BRB, is closest to the hotel. You can also find competitive rates to Los Angeles International Airport, LAX.


ACP 31st annual National College Journalism Convention registration, hotel and other details are on our convention website. It will be updated regularly. Please bookmark.

2015.acpjournalismconvention.org

 

 BOM
Radisson Blu | Minneapolis | Feb. 6-8, 2015

Dozens of training sessions and short courses, opportunities to connect with fellow students, advisers and pros, critiques, Best of Show, a complimentary luncheon for advisers and reception for all attendees.

We normally draw about 200-250 attendees, so there’s time for a lot of personalized attention. We understand that many attendees don’t get to go to national conventions, so we ensure the same quality you would find at a big convention. You might find a connection to help you land an internship, job or transfer to a four-year college or grad school.

Best of the Midwest convention typically draws students and advisers from Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and the Dakotas. Most drive to Minneapolis to save money, Still, it’s not strictly a midwest event. Last year, student delegations from as far away as Vermont and the Philippines attended, and not all speakers are local.


The ACP room block is $115 per night, plus tax, single or double (total comes to $130.41 per night with tax). Once you get to the hotel, shed your coat and boots: the hotel is connected by skyway to downtown restaurants, shopping and more. The city’s light rail transit system (nearest stop is two blocks from the hotel) makes it easy to get to and from the airport, Radisson Blu, and attractions that include the Mall of America.


ACP Best of the Midwest registration, hotel and other details are on our convention website. It will be updated regularly. Please bookmark.

2015.acpbestofmidwest.org

 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ENSURE TWO GREAT CONVENTIONS.

50-minute sessions, Short Courses, roundtables and other events are led by advisers, pros and teams of student leaders. We welcome your ideas and participation. You name it: Online/digital, newspaper, magazines, yearbooks, broadcast. Plus, core journalism skills, leadership, ethics, diversity, team building, emerging business models. Or, pitch a new idea.

Propose a session for ACP Best of the Midwest by Dec. 5.
Propose a session for ACP 31st annual National College Journalism Convention by Dec. 12.

While we cannot accept every submission, we appreciate you taking the time and effort. We will respond to everyone, whether or not your proposal is accepted.

If you have any ideas about keynote speakers, special events or would rather simply talk through an idea before submitting it, contact ACP executive director at Diana@studentpress.org.

2014 National College Media Convention Best of Show

The following were awarded ACP Best of Show at the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on Sunday morning.

 

2014 ACP Best of Show Awards

Literary Magazine

1. Archarios, Coastal Carolina Univ., Conway, S.C.

2. Broken Ink, Univ. of South Carolina, Aiken, Aiken, S.C.

3. Colonnades, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.

4. The Peel, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, N.C.

5. Telolith, Seward County CC, Liberal, Kan.

6. Scrawl, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.

7. Breakwall, Cuyahoga CC, Cleveland, Ohio

8. Dae Dalian, Texas Woman’s Univ., Denton, Texas


Multimedia Package

1. The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.
http://elonpendulum.com/2013/12/incarceration-america/

2. Mustang Daily, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, Calif.
http://www.mustangnews.net/going-to-war-rotcs-leadership-battlefield-training/

3. The Vermont Cynic, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
http://vtcynic.com/2014/09/alumni-campaign-to-bring-it-back/


Feature Magazine

1. Panorama, Univ. of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas

2. El Sol, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.

3. AWOL (American Way of Life), American Univ., Washington, D.C.

4. Tusk, California State Univ., Fullerton

5. A Modest Proposal, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

6. Emerge, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario

7. SCAN, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta (Ga.)

8. Distraction, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

9. Drake Magazine, Drake Univ. School of Journalism, Des Moines, Iowa

10. ID Magazine, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa


Four-year Daily

1. The Daily Tar Heel, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

2. The Daily Iowan, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

3. Iowa State Daily, Iowa State Univ., Ames, Iowa

4. The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State Univ., State College, Pa.

5. The Daily Titan, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.

6. Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale, Carbondale, Ill.

7. Technician, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C.

8. The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, W.V.

9. The Daily Eastern News, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, Ill.

10. The Baylor Lariat, Baylor Univ., Waco, Texas


Four-year Non-weekly

1. The Sun, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.

2. The Baker Orange, Baker Univ., Baldwin City, Kan.

3. The Mercury, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

4. The Reflector, Univ. of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.

5. The Banner, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.

6. The Reflector, Mount Royal Univ., Calgary, Alberta

7. The Navigator, Jacksonville Univ., Jacksonville, Fla.

8. Signal, California State Univ., Stanislaus, Turlock, Calif.

9. The Rattler, St. Mary’s Univ., San Antonio, Texas

10. Pauw Wow, St. Peter’s Univ., Jersey City, N.J.


Four-year Weekly Broadsheet

1. Collegian, South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, S.D.

2. The Argonaut, Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

3. The Orion, California State Univ., Chico, Chico, Calif.

4. The Murray State News, Murray State Univ., Murray, Ky.

5. The Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State Univ., Maryville, Mo.

6. The Shorthorn, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

7. Marlin Chronicle, Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk, Va.

8. The Rocket, Slippery Rock Univ., Slippery Rock, Pa.

9. College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, Ky.

10. The Arkansas Traveler, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.


Four-year Weekly Tabloid

1. Ka Leo O Hawai’i, Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

2. DePaulia, DePaul Univ., Chicago, Ill.

3. The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.

4. Daily Nebraskan, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

5. Whitworthian, Whitworth Univ., Spokane, Wash.

6. The Vermont Cynic, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

7. The Ithacan, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.

8. Emerald Media, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

9. Alestle, Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Ill.

10. The Mace & Crown, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, Va.


Special Edition

1. The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wis.

2. The Advocate, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

3. Emerald Media, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

4. The Vermont Cynic, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

5. The Signal, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, Ga.

6. The Appalachian, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, N.C.

7. The Daily Titan, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.

8. Mustang Daily, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, Calif.

9. The Oakland Post, Oakland Univ., Rochester, Mich.

10. The Shorthorn, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas


Two-year Broadsheet

1. The Voice, Washtenaw CC, Ann Arbor, Mich.

2. The Collegian, Tarrant County College, Hurst, Texas

3. Union, El Camino College, Torrance, Calif.

4. The Foghorn, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

5. The Sentinel, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

6. The Advocate, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.

7. Crusader, Seward County CC, Liberal, Kan.


Two-year Tabloid

1. Wingspan, Laramie County CC, Cheyenne, Wyo.

2. The Et Cetera, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas

3. The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wis.

4. Hudsonian, Hudson Valley CC, Troy, N.Y.

5. City College News, Minneapolis Community and Tech College, Minneapolis, Minn.

6. The Weal, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta

7. The Montage, St. Louis CC, Meramec, St. Louis, Mo.

8. Northwest Trail, Northwest College, Powell, Wyo.

9. The Glacier, Moraine Valley CC, Palos Hills, Ill.

10. Patriot Press, College of Central Florida, Ocala, Fla.


Website Large School

1. The Shorthorn, Univ. of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
http://theshorthorn.com

2. The Daily Tar Heel, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
http://dailytarheel.com

3. Spinnaker, Univ. of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.
http://www.unfspinnaker.com

4. Minnesota Daily, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
http://www.mndaily.com

5. Ka Leo O Hawai’i, Univ. of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
http://www.kaleo.org

6. Mustang Daily, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, Calif.
http://mustangnews.net

7. Union, El Camino College, Torrance, Calif.
http://eccunion.com

8. The Arkansas Traveler, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
http://uatrav.com

9. The Orion, California State Univ., Chico, Chico, Calif.
http://theorion.com

10. The Baylor Lariat, Baylor Univ., Waco, Texas
http://www.baylorlariat.com


Website Small School

1. The Baker Orange, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan.
http://thebakerorange.com

2. The Advocate, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.
http://cccadvocate.com

3. Emerge Magazine, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Ontario
http://emergemagazine.ca

4. The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.
http://elonpendulum.com

5. Old Gold and Black, Wake Forest Univ., Winston-Salem, N.C.
http://oldgoldandblack.com

6. Tulane Hullabaloo, Tulane Univ., New Orleans, La.
http://tulanehullabaloo.com

7. Guilfordian, Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
http://www.guilfordian.com

8. The Ithacan, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.
http://www.theithacan.org

9. The Chimes, Biola Univ., La Mirada, Calif.
http://chimes.biola.edu

10. Wichitan, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
http://thewichitan.com


Yearbook 300 or More Pages

1. Ibis, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.

2. Round Up, Baylor Univ., Waco, Texas

3. Agromeck, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, N.C.

4. Talisman, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, Ky.

5. The Michiganensian, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

6. Campanile, Rice Univ., Houston, Texas

7. Razorback, Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

8. Tower, Northwest Missouri State Univ., Maryville, Mo.


Yearbook Fewer than 300 pages

1. Warbler, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, Ill.

2. Crossings, Roger Williams Univ., Bristol, R.I.

3. Angelos, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.

4. Templar, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, Pa.

5. Kanza, Pittsburg State Univ., Pittsburg, Kan.

6. Excalibur, Evangel Univ., Springfield, Mo.

7. Natsihi, Whitworth Univ., Spokane, Wash.

8. Griffon, Missouri Western State Univ., St. Joseph, Mo.

9. Ilium, Taylor Univ., Upland, Ind.

Pacemaker and Individual Award winners announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Philadelphia

The Associated Collegiate Press announced the winners of the Pacemaker and and Individual Awards on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention. Click the links below to view winners in each category.

PACEMAKERS
2014 Magazine Pacemaker Winners
2013 Yearbook Pacemaker Winners
2014 Online Pacemaker Winners
2014 Newspaper Pacemaker Winners

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
2014 Advertising Award Winners
2014 Cartooning Award Winners
2014 Reporter of the Year Winners
2014 Design of the Year Winners
2014 Photo Excellence Winners
2014 Story of the Year Winners
2014 Multimedia Story of the Year Winners

Two distinguished scholastic journalism leaders named to the NSPA-ACP Board of Directors

Jeanne Acton of Texas, journalism director of the University Interscholastic League, and Laurie Hansen of Minnesota, a 25-year adviser and leading voice among Minnesota high school journalism educators, joined the National Scholastic Press Association-Associated Collegiate Press Board of Directors this month.

“Jeanne and Laurie have each demonstrated consistent leadership, a passion for youth journalism and commitment to best practices and partnerships,” said board President Al Tims, Ph.D. “They join a board whose members have deep expertise and are proactive and engaged.”


Jeanne Acton

Jeanne Acton

Acton started at the University Interscholastic League, one of the largest scholastic press programs in the nation, in 2004. In addition to UIL journalism director, she is director of the Interscholastic League Press Conference, which sponsors yearbook, broadcast, and print and online newspaper competitions for Texas middle and high schools.

Acton started her journalism career as a sophomore in high school when she heard the Journalism I class was a blow-off. It was not. She loved the work and stayed for the next three years, working her way up to editor-in-chief of the Duncanville High School newspaper, Panther Prints.

After high school, Acton earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. During her undergraduate studies, Acton worked for the Daily Texan, the UT student newspaper. She started as a designer and reporter and finished her four-year stint as the managing editor.

After a short run at a community newspaper and a few internships, Jeanne started teaching journalism. During her decade of teaching, she advised newspaper, broadcast, and yearbook programs and coached softball at Lyndon Baines Johnson High School in Austin, Texas. As the newspaper adviser, her students won top awards at both the state and national level.

After a decade in the classroom, Acton was an assistant principal for three years.

These days, when Acton isn’t in the classroom as part of her UIL leadership role, she continues to teach writing and still practices the trade on a regular basis. She both freelances and keeps a semi-regular blog. Her most recent story is about her neighbor, a young mother of two, who died after a very brief battle with cancer.

Acton is married to John Shanks, and the couple has two boys, Charlie and Joey.


Laurie Hansen

Laurie Hansen

Laurie Hansen, a certified journalism educator, has advised the Kabekonian yearbook and Stylus creative arts magazine at Stillwater (Minn.) Area High School for 25 years. She also advised the Pony Express newspaper for ten years. She has fought battles over censorship and lived to tell the tale.

Her staff’s publications have won state and national NSPA Pacemaker and Best of Show awards as well as Crown awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Hansen teaches Journalism and English 12.

Hansen serves as the Minnesota state director for Journalism Education Association, president of Journalism Educators of Minnesota and served as the co-chair of the 2011 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention that was held in Minneapolis. Hansen is an NSPA Pioneer and a past Journalism Educator of the year.

She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, and master’s degree from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University.

Hansen also freelances, and her latest piece was a first person account of her latest trip to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, which included a hike to the North Face Everest Base Camp.


Acton and Hansen succeed Monica Hill of North Carolina and Tim Dorway of Minnesota.

They join current NSPA-ACP board members Dr. Tims; Christopher J. Ison, University of Minnesota; Peter Bobkowski, Ph.D., University of Kansas; Laura York Guy, Garden City (Kan.) Community College; Ron Johnson, Indiana University; Valerie Kibler, Harrisonburg (Va.) High School; Seth Lewis, Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Sara Quinn, Ball State University and affiliate, Poynter Institute; and Ann Visser, retired from Pella (Iowa) Community High School.

The National Scholastic Press Association, home of the Pacemaker, was founded in 1921. A 501(c)3 organization, it includes the Associated Collegiate Press and Minnesota High School Press Association. All are steadfast in their mission to serve student media and advisers, introduce new ideas and reinforce best practices, reward excellence, embrace diversity, and provide ample networking and partnership opportunities.

2014 ACP Online Pacemaker Finalists

Associated Collegiate Press is pleased to announce finalists for the Online Pacemaker, which will be presented on Nov. 1 at the Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia (Oct. 29-Nov. 2)


The Weal
SAIT Polytechnic
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mars’ Hill Online
Trinity Western Univ.
Langley, British Columbia, Canada

nexusnewspaper.com
Camosun College
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Chimes
Biola Univ.
La Mirada, Calif.

laloyolan.com
Loyola Marymount Univ.
Los Angeles

Mustang News
California Polytechnic State Univ.
San Luis Obispo

The Review
Univ. of Delaware
Newark

Distraction
Univ. of Miami
Coral Gables, Fla.

The Miami Hurricane
Univ. of Miami
Coral Gables, Fla.

The Daily Illini
Univ. of Illinois
Champaign

The Columbia Chronicle
Columbia College
Chicago

The Red Line Project
DePaul Univ.
Chicago

The Medill Justice Project
Northwestern Univ.
Evanston, Ill.

The Harvard Crimson
Harvard Univ.
Cambridge, Mass.

The State News
Michigan State Univ.
East Lansing

Minnesota Daily
Univ. of Minnesota
Minneapolis

The Daily Princetonian
Princeton (N.J.) Univ.

The Ithacan
Ithaca (N.Y.) College

The Daily Orange
Syracuse (N.Y.) Univ.

The NewsHouse
Syracuse (N.Y.) Univ.

The Peel
Appalachian State Univ.
Boone, N.C.

The Daily Tar Heel
Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

oldgoldandblack.com
Wake Forest Univ.
Winston-Salem, N.C.

Geneva Voice
Geneva College
Beaver Falls, Pa.

The Temple News
Temple Univ.
Philadelphia

The Daily Collegian
Pennsylvania State Univ.
State College

The Vancougar
Washington State Univ., Vancouver

The Pioneer
Whitman College
Walla Walla, Wash.


Questions? Contact Trevor Ivan, ACP contest and critique coordinator, at contests@studentpress.org.

2013 ACP Yearbook Pacemaker Finalists

Associated Collegiate Press is pleased to announce finalists for the Yearbook Pacemaker, which will be presented on Nov. 1 at the Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia (Oct. 29-Nov. 2). The original announcement took place this past spring, so we’re re-posting as a reminder.

 


Razorback
Razorback

Univ. of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Ark.

 

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Tower

Loyola Marymount Univ.
Los Angeles, Calif.

 

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Bruin Life
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Calif.

 

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I
bis 

Univ. of Miami
Coral Gables, Fla.

 

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Talisman

Western Kentucky Univ.
Bowling Green, Ky.

 

ypm13_06
Tower

Northwest Missouri State Univ.
Maryville, Mo.

 

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Agromeck

North Carolina State Univ.
Raleigh, N.C.

 

ypm13_08
Sooner

Univ. of Oklahoma
Norman, Okla.

 

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Aggieland
Texas A&M Univ.
College Station, Texas

 

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Bugle
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.

 


Questions? Contact Trevor Ivan, ACP contest and critique coordinator, at contests@studentpress.org.

2014 ACP Design of the Year Finalists

Associated Collegiate Press is pleased to announce finalists for the Design of the Year competition, which honors visual excellence.

Finalists in the categories of Newspaper Page One, Newspaper Page/Spread, Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread, Infographic, Illustration and Magazine/Special Section Cover are:


Newspaper Page One


Staff
The Daily Titan, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.


Blayklee Buchanan
The Oklahoma Daily, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.


Anna Bennett
Collegian, Univ. of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla.


Jake Crump, Ryan Kang
Emerald Media, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.


Jack Mitts
The Daily Texan, Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas


Emma Grdina
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.


Rebecca Guajardo, Julia Nagy, Erin Hampton
The State News, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Mich.


Dylan Scott
Minnesota Daily, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.


Stephanie Leone
New School Free Press, Eugene Lang College, New York, N.Y.


Michael Bragg
The Appalachian, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, N.C.


Newspaper Page/Spread


Natalie Yemenidjian
Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State Univ., San Francisco, Calif.


Liz Monroy
El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.


Cari Snider
Pipe Dream, Binghamton Univ., Vestal, N.Y.


Yolanda Ramirez
The Et Cetera, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas


Lina Moon
The Mercury, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas


Kristen Case
The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon,


Max Kleiner
DePaulia, DePaul Univ., Chicago, Ill.


Emma Grdina
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.


Rachel Holt
The Daily Tar Heel, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.


Kristmar Muldrow
The Daily Gamecock, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.


Newsmagazine/Special Section Cover


el Don Staff
El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.


Kerri Sorrell
Urban Plains, Drake Univ., Des Moines, Iowa


Brian Keschinger
The Spectrum, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.


Lizzie Hart
The Daily Orange, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N.Y.


Fernando Enriquez
Minero Magazine, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas


George Morin, Cody McFarland
The Advocate, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.


Leah Walters
THINK, Drake Univ., Des Moines, Iowa


Brent Rinehart
The Standard, Missouri State Univ., Springfield, Mo.


Lara Dufresne
Cardinal Points, State Univ. of New York at Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, N.Y.


Bobby Mizia, Megan Trimble
The Pitt News, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.


Yearbook/Magazine Page/Spread


Megan McCrink
Distraction, Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.


Claire Sedovic
Drake Magazine, Drake Univ. School of Journalism, Des Moines, Iowa


Rachel Mullenax
The Burr, Kent State Univ., Kent, Ohio


Lisa Donato
Flux, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.


Rebecca Malzahn, Kyle Beam
Focus, Baylor Univ., Waco, Texas


Niv Ginat
Tusk, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.


Staff
SCAN, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.


Missy Wilson
Inside, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.


Eugene Lee
Princeton Innovation, Princeton, Princeton, N.J.


Beatriz Alvarado
Siren, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas


Infographic


Harold Pierce
El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.


Jenna Bernick
The GW Hatchet, George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C.


Missy Wilson
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.


Lisa Ma
The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.


Weiyi (Dawn) Cai
Hawk, St. Joseph’s Univ., Philadelphia, Pa.


Maddie Richardson
The Signal, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, Ga.


Alicia Kovalcheck
The Michigan Daily, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.


Lizzie Hart
The Daily Orange, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N.Y.


Katie Fennely
VanCougar, Washington State Univ., Vancouver, Vancouver, Wash.


Staff
Wingspan, Laramie County CC, Cheyenne, Wyo.


Illustration


Katie Melrose
Tusk, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.


Diana Flores
SCAN, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.


Freddy Eschrich
F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.


Andy Casadonte, Lizzie Hart
The Daily Orange, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N.Y.


Dayton Clark
The Oklahoma Daily, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.


Mike Trujillo
The Daily Titan, California State Univ., Fullerton, Fullerton, Calif.


Andrew Cortes
El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.


Will Royal
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.


Kristmar Muldrow
The Daily Gamecock, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.


Mike Todd
The Daily Texan, Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas


Winners will be announced at the Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Questions? Contact Trevor Ivan, ACP contest and critique coordinator, at contests@studentpress.org.

2014 ACP Photo Excellence Finalists

The Associated Collegiate Press announces the finalists for its Photo Excellence awards. The contest honors student photographers in five categories: General News, Spot News, Feature, Sports and Environmental Portrait. Entries are judged based on technical quality, artistic value and journalistic content. They are as follows:

General News Picture


Spot News Picture


Feature Picture


Sports Picture


Environmental Portrait

Winners will be announced at the Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Questions? Contact Trevor Ivan, ACP contest and critique coordinator, at contests@studentpress.org.

2014 ACP Story of the Year Finalists

The Associated Collegiate Press announces the finalists for the Story of the Year Award. Entires in the contest consist of a single story in one of the following categories: News, Feature, Sports, Editorial and Diversity. The entries are judged based on the importance of the story, quality of the reporting and quotes, quality of writing and editing, and credibility and leadership. They are as follows:


News Story

Jessica Contrera
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

Meagan Flynn
THINK, Drake Univ., Des Moines, Iowa

Michael DeMattia, Kate Jamison
Tulane Hullabaloo, Tulane Univ., New Orleans

Nicholas Fandos
Fifteen Minutes, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.

Lisa Khoury
The Spectrum, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo (N.Y.)

Daniel Block, Anna Gonzales, Izzy Kornblatt
The Phoenix, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.

Justin David Tate
The Et Cetera, Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas

IJ Chan
The Breeze, James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, Va.


Feature Story

Mariella Rudi
Currents, Pepperdine Univ., Malibu, Calif.

Matthew Swope
Pursuit, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.

Jacob Parker
College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, Ky.

Wyatt Stayner
Flux, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

Erin Edinger-Turoff
The Temple News, Temple Univ., Philadelphia

Robert Reyes
The Daily Titan, California State Univ., Fullerton

Sarah Ferris
The GW Hatchet, George Washington Univ., Washington, D.C.

Emily Donovan
The University Daily Kansan, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

Andy Lyons
Mule Skinner, Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg, Mo.

Christine Rushton
The Daily Evergreen, Washington State Univ., Pullman, Wash.


Sports Story

Brendan Bures
FSView & Florida Flambeau, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, Fla.

Alec McQuade
The Signal, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta

Elliott Pratt
College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, Ky.

Orlea Miller, Juliet Spies-Gans
The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.

Austin Tedesco
The Heights, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Andrew Wilson
The Pendulum, Elon (N.C.) Univ.


Editorial/Opinion

Eitan Arom
The Daily Bruin, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

Editorial Board of 2015
Yale Daily News, Yale Univ., New Haven, Conn.

Editorial Staff
Daily Barometer, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, Ore.

Emerald Editorial Board
Emerald Media, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.

Tiffany Fitzpatrick
The Signal, Univ. of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston

Kelsey Davis
The Auburn Plainsman, Auburn (Ala.) Univ.

Michelle Kelly & Aaron Washington
The Skyline View, Skyline College, San Bruno, Calif.

Mustang News Editorial Board
Mustang Daily, California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo

Samantha Halperin
Tulane Hullabaloo, Tulane Univ., New Orleans

Ike Fredregill
Wingspan, Laramie County CC, Cheyenne, Wyo.


Diversity

Abbey Crain, Matt Ford
The Crimson White, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Joyce Guo
Yale Daily News, Yale Univ., New Haven, Conn.

Samantha Schmidt
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

Emily Donovan
The University Daily Kansan, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

Kenney Kost
The Collegian, Tarrant County College, Hurst, Texas

Lu Shen
The Daily Iowan, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City

Victoria Baena
Fifteen Minutes, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.

Eleanor Hildebrandt
The Heights, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Sarah Lehr
The Kenyon Collegian, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Natalie Daher
The Pitt News, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh


Winners will be announced at the Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Questions? Contact Trevor Ivan, ACP contest and critique coordinator, at contests@studentpress.org.

2014 ACP Cartooning Finalists

The Associated Collegiate Press announces the finalists for its Cartooning awards. The contest has two categories: Editorial Cartoon and Cartoon Panel/Strip. Entries are judged based on reader impact, community importance, artistic quality, and the originality and clarity of the message.

Editorial Cartoon


Gregory Arena
The Daily Californian, Univ. of California, Berkeley



Sam Grinberg
The Daily Bruin, Univ. of California, Los Angeles



Katherine Richard
The Maroon, Loyola Univ., New Orleans



Maxwell Smith
Minnesota Daily, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis



Andrew Cox
The Appalachian, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, N.C.



Lorenzo Morotti
The Advocate, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, Calif.



Leah Stasieluk
Iowa State Daily, Iowa State Univ., Ames



Brandon Hankins
The State News, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Mich.



Victoria Courtney
The Journal, Webster Univ., St. Louis



Johnny Blevins
The Wichitan, Midwestern State Univ., Wichita Falls, Texas


Comic Panel/Strip


Sacha Irick
Graphic, Pepperdine Univ., Malibu, Calif.



Jessica Schoellerman
The Banner, California Baptist Univ., Riverside, Calif.



Connor Coughlin
The Sentinel, North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho



Erika Trent
The Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge



Rahat Ahmed
The Mercury, Univ. of Texas at Dallas, Richardson



Jewelya Williams
The Bison, Harding Univ., Searcy, Ark.



William Miracle
The Signal, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta



Emerald Klauer
Ethos, Iowa State Univ., Ames



Andrew Cooke
The Daily Texan, Univ. of Texas, Austin



Asa Mease
The Pioneer, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.


Winners will be announced at the Fall National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.
Questions? Contact Trevor Ivan, ACP contest and critique coordinator, at contests@studentpress.org.