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Five Drake student publications finalists for Pacemaker Awards

CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Five Drake University student-produced publications are finalists for the Associated Collegiate Press’ prestigious Pacemaker Award. No other institution in the nation had as many finalists in the newspaper and magazine categories as Drake.

The publications named as finalists are:

  • 515, a magazine produced by senior magazine students.
  • Drake Magazine, a student-produced magazine.
  • Periphery, an art and literary journal.
  • Think, a newsmagazine produced by senior news/Internet and magazine students.
  • The Times-Delphic, Drake’s campus newspaper.

“Much of our success can be attributed to the fact that we hold our students to very high professional standards in the classroom,” said Lori Blachford, the Fisher-Stelter chair of magazine journalism.

“Our students receive professional-grade experience in our senior capstone courses and through apprenticeships and internships at Meredith Corporation and other local and national publishing outlets.”

Each year, the ACP honors the best in college publishing. Drake publications are perennial finalists in the contest and frequent winners. This year, three of the top 10 magazine finalists were produced by Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication students. The Times-Delphic is a finalist in the newspaper category while Periphery is in the literary category.

Drake Magazine was also recognized as a finalist in the Design of the Year for Yearbook, Magazine Page or Spread category, for a design by Drake student Meredith Gallivan.

Winners will be announced at the 89th Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Comments from all judging teams will be published on the ACP Web site after winners have been announced.

The Associated Collegiate Press is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association, which provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries.