February 6, 2017 / News

Harding, Loyola Marymount named ACP Pacemaker Finalists

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Walsworth Yearbooks is proud to announce that two of its customers, Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, were named 2016 Pacemaker Finalists by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).

The ACP’s annual Pacemaker is considered one of the highest honors in student journalism. Judging this year was done by five former college editors, now current journalism professionals and teachers.

Judging was based on engagement, complete reader service, strong design, strong photography, easy navigation throughout the spread/section, complete campus coverage, community and pertinent state/national coverage and storytelling captions.

Winners of the 2016 ACP Pacemaker will be announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Dallas, Oct. 26-29.

The full list of Finalists can be found at the ACP website.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.