Published: Sept. 1, 2016

screenshot of the websiteThe CU Independent is among 30 national finalists for the prestigious Online Pacemaker from Associated Collegiate Press. The winner will be announced this fall in Washington, D.C. at the Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention on Oct. 20-23, 2016. 

Established in 1923, Pacemakers are collegiate journalism’s preeminent award. Entries are judged by teams of professionals based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership, design, photography and graphics. Last year, the CUI finished as one of the nation's top three. 

"One trait judges looked for was ease of navigation, as well as quality of content," wrote the ACP in their announcement. "Many of the finalists had solid multimedia projects showcasing their online skills—from interactive storytelling to podcasts. They also showcased strong headline writing, clean articles and engaging photography." There were 137 original entries.

Congratulations to the hard-working CUI student staff and their advisor, Gil Asakawa!