Student newspaper continues excellence

The Clarion was honored as a Pacemaker Finalist for the second straight year during the National College Media Convention held by the Associated Collegiate Press in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Oct. 31-Sunday, Nov. 3.

It was one of nine awards the Madison College student newspaper received. Considered the highest honor in college media, the Pacemaker is presented to news outlets that set the standard for others to follow.

A total of 41 newspapers were Pacemaker Finalists, including nine from two-year schools. The Clarion has won two Pacemaker Awards in its history, most recently in 2013.

The eight other awards the newspaper received were a mix of individual and staff awards.

Video Production Manager Sean Bull received two awards. Bull placed first in the long-form documentary category of the College Media Advisor’s Broadcast Contest, winning for a story on the “Rock in the House.” Bull’s news video on the B-Cycle station at Madison College took second place in the Best of Show Video News competition.

The Clarion’s website received a fifth-place Best-of-Show Award. The newspaper placed eighth among two-year college newspapers for the Wednesday, Oct. 16, edition.

Antilica Xiong received a second-place Pacemaker Award for front page design. Xiong helped create a front page in the Fall 2018 semester. Leah Heidemann won honorable mention in the Pacemaker contest for feature page design. Heidermann designed a page in spring that highlighted a chef series event.

Two other students received honorable mention in the Pacemaker contest. Michael Edwards was recognized in the cartooning category for the “Frank and Frog” cartoon strip. Paulina Kababie was honored in the display advertising category.

Published November 6, 2019.