Eastern Progress Named Finalist for Nation's Highest Award in College Journalism

Eastern Kentucky University's student newspaper was selected this week as a finalist for the nation's highest award in college journalism, the Pacemaker.

The Eastern Progress was one of 22 weekly or non-daily papers nominated as a finalist for the 2010 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award.  The award's winners will be announced at the National College Media Convention in Louisville in late October.

During the 2009-10 academic year, the newspaper was edited by students Laura Butler, Steve Thomas, Courtney Daniel and Rachel Stone.

This year's Pacemaker finalists, judged by professional journalists in the Washington, D.C., were selected based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, design, photography, art and graphics.

The nomination marks the seventh time The Eastern Progress has been chosen as a finalist for the Pacemaker. The Progress won the award four times: in 2003, 1996, 1994 and 1990.  

The Pacemaker is often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.

Published on September 07, 2010