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Texas A&M student newspaper receives 2008 Pacemaker

Editor says staff put hours of work into daily publication

Published: Friday, November 20, 2009

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 21:07

2008 Pacemaker

The Battalion

One of the issues submitted for the 2008 Newspaper Pacemaker Award.

Baylor front page

The Battalion

One of the issues submitted for the 2008 Newspaper Pacemaker Awards.

The Battalion has been a finalist for the Pacemaker three times between 1991 and 1997.

Other finalists included the University of Texas-Austin, the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. Northern Illinois University, which had a school shooting where 21 students were shot, six fatally, in February, was also named a finalist.

The Battalion, the student newspaper at Texas A&M University since 1893, is a forum for student expression, which serves the University community by accurately and fairly reporting the news of the day and by developing informed opinions regarding issues of interest to Battalion readers. The Battalion trains students in news journalism by setting high standards and by providing the resources and guidance to reach those standards.

Rick Rojas and Meredith Zdenek, The Battalion staff writers

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Awards

  • Chris Griffin received first place in illustrations for "Who laughs last?" of the Batman
  • Kevin Alexander received first place for the Opinion/Editorial Page Design of March 5.
  • The staff received second place for the Opinion/Editorial Page Design Nov. 18. Judges comments: I was blown away by the two Texas A&M pages. Great design on good
  • topics.
  • The staff received second place for Flavor & Fashion feature page design.
  • The staff received second place for "All you need to grow" single subject design.
  • Jack Molitor received first place in sports feature writing for "This one's for you, Dad"

    Judges comments: This feature was a standout – expertly written with heart.

  • Kenny Ryan received honorable mention for sports feature writing fo "Jorvorski Lane"
  • Chris Linebaugh received honorable mention for his general column "Gambler's debt"
  • Madiha Rizvi received second place for her news feature story on "Weathering the storm"
  • Jim Gibbs received second place for his informational graphic of "Bonfire: How it fell"
  • Jon Eilts received first place for his sports action photo with "Winning at home"
  • J. Patrick Clayton received third place for his sports feature photo "Foiling the opposition"
  • Fred Lambuth received honorable mention for his editorial cartoon "Obama's moral compass"
  • Jon Eilts received third place for his photo illustration "Returning to stack"
  • Doug Klembara received third place for his feature photo "Muggles flying"
  • Brad Cox received honorable mention for his sports news story "Heartbreak Aggies"
  • Brad Cox received honorable mention for his sports column "Backup QB"
  • The staff and Fred Lambuth received first place for the sports page design "Well-oiled machine"
  • The Battalion staff received honorable mention for overall excellence.

 

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