Community HIgh School’s newsmagazine The Communicator has won a national Pacemaker award, according to teacher and student adviser Tracy Rosewarne. The Ann Arbor student publication was among three newsmagazines in the country to receive the award, considered prestigious among student journalists.
The annual contest is sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Newspaper Association of American Foundation. The awards were given during the at the Journalism Education Association/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C. Nov. 14-15.
Also given at the convention were on-site awards to individual student journalists including:
• Kyle Aaronson, Excellence for Sports Writing
• Kayla Stoler, Excellence for Newsmagazine Design
• Oriol Burgos-Tsoffar, Honorable Mention for Advertising
Pacemaker entries were based on an overall publiation review including coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, layout and design and photography, art and graphics.
This year’s contest was judged by a group of Seattle-area professional journalists. The contest yielded a total of 339 entries in categories including: Newspapers 1-16 pages, Newspapers 17 or more pages, Newsmagazines and Jr. High/Middle School Newspapers. The NSPA has given out Pacemaker awards since 1927.
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