|Photo by Ernesto Rivera, The Orion|
The Orion has won its first print Pacemaker award -- sometimes called the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism -- since 2009. Issues from last academic year, edited by Ben Mullin and Katrina Cameron, were judged in the national contest. Winners were announced today at the Associated Collegiate Press convention in Philadelphia.
Orion photographer Emily Teague won a fifth place in the competition for feature photojournalism.
This year was the 20th time since 1988 The Orion had been nominated for a print Pacemaker. It won the award in 1988-89, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2008-09.
UPDATE: The Orion took third place in the Best of Show competition for four-year weekly broadsheet newspapers in Philadelphia and ninth place in Best of Show for large-school websites. Awards were announced Sunday morning.
Well done, everyone!