The Daily wins Associated Collegiate Press honors

Lark Turner

The Daily won the two most prestigious honors in college journalism on Saturday.

The newspaper, now in its 131st year, won 2010 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards in the general excellence newspaper and online categories, according to an announcement at the National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky.

The Daily was one of four winners in the four-year daily newspaper category, joining The Red and Black of the University of Georgia, the Indiana Daily Student of Indiana University and The Daily of the University of Washington. The NU paper last won the newspaper Pacemaker in 2008.

The ACP Newspaper Pacemaker contest was co-sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation and judged based on coverage, in-depth reporting, content, editorial leadership and design – including photography, art and graphics.

Dailynorthwestern.com was one of 10 newspaper websites to receive the Online Pacemaker for schools with enrollment under 10,000. The online awards were given to publications with excellent multimedia, photography, design, interactivity and writing, according to the ACP website.

Daily staffer Ray Whitehouse received third place in the sports photo category of the ACP Photo Excellence award.

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