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The Maroon Nominated For Prestigious Award

Loyola press release - September 18, 2006

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans’ student newspaper The Maroon has been named a finalist for the 2006 Pacemaker Award sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).

“The Pacemaker Award is the most prestigious award in college journalism and is widely acknowledged as the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism,” explains Michael Giusti, faculty adviser for The Maroon. “This is a great honor to be nominated and it is a reflection of the faculty support and good work of the communications department.”

The nomination identifies The Maroon as being among the top 55 colleges in the nation. It puts us in league with some of the great student papers across the country including Florida State’s FSView and Florida Flambeau, UCLA’s Daily Bruin, and Iowa State University’s Iowa State Daily.

The Maroon is the best teacher on campus for journalism students. Our professors and advisers give us the support and resources we need to make our student newspapers one of the best in the country,” says Danny Monteverde, editor of The Maroon.

The Maroon won a Pacemaker in 1998 and 1999. The 2006 winners will be announced at the ACP national convention October 28, 2006 in St. Louis.

ACP and the Newspaper Association of the America Foundation have co-sponsored the Newspaper Pacemaker competition since 1971. ACP began the awards in 1927. Judges select Pacemakers based on the following: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on opinion page, evidence on in-depth reporting, design, photography, art, and graphics.

For more information about the Pacemaker Award, visit www.studentpress.org