FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 19, 2003
CONTACT: Kathleen Shields
EMU Student Publications
Win National Collegiate Press Awards
- The Eastern Echo Eastern Michigan Universitys student newspaper,
and Cellar Roots, EMUs literary and arts magazine, received
Pacemaker Awards for general excellence from the Associated Collegiate Press
(ACP). The Pacemaker is college journalisms highest award, comparable
to the Pulitzer Prize awarded to professional journalists, and is presented
annually at the ACP convention.
This is the second year in a row
the Echo has won a Pacemaker for general excellence, and the third
Pacemaker theyve earned in the past two years. In 2002, the staff was
also awarded a Pacemaker for their online edition, www.easternecho.com. This
years Pacemaker is the eighth Cellar Roots has earned in the
last 10 years.
The Echo and Cellar
Roots are produced by the department of student media at EMU. Staff members
include more than 100 students who work as editors, designers, photographers,
sales representatives, reporters and office assistants. All content and editorial
decisions are made by the students.
The long hours and the stress
of the deadlines are all a part of the job, and the award is a great perk at
the end of a long year, said Kevin Devine, director of student media.
The great thing about our journalists, however, is that award or no award,
theyd still be here hammering out the Echo every day.
Eastern Michigan University is a
public, comprehensive metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts,
sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills
and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better