The Aviso AVW has been named a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press’s (ACP) 2012 Online Pacemaker award in the online-only category. As a finalist, The Aviso finds itself in the company of publications from much larger schools such as Northwestern University, Temple University and the Savannah College of Art & Design.
The Online Pacemaker is a prestigious national award given to schools in a variety of categories each year. 270 total schools applied for the Pacemaker this year, with only 55 being selected as finalists. The Aviso AVW is one of only six finalists in the online-only category.
“This is one of the highest awards in student media,” faculty advisor Dr. David Dixon said. “Just being a finalist is quite an honor, especially for a school our size.”
The nomination comes on the heels of The Aviso AVW’s recent Best Collegiate Newspaper Website award from the Ohio Newspaper Association in February.
“I’m excited to be part of the staff that was nominated for the Pacemaker,” 2012-13 editor-in-chief Sam Shaffer said. “I’m also looking forward to working with next year’s staff to continue to build on the success.”
According to an ACP press release, entries in the Online Pacemaker were judged by professional journalists who are familiar with the online environment.
The winners for the Pacemaker contest will be announced at the annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Chicago on Nov. 4, 2012.