The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 04, 1997, Page 3, Image 3

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    Daily Nebraskan wins national awards
From Staff Reports
The Daily Nebraskan won multi
ple awards for excellence in publica
tion, including Best of Show, at a
national collegiate journalism con
ference in Chicago thjp weekend.
The paper received the
Associated Collegiate Press and
Society of Newspaper Design Best of
Show award for its Oct. 27
“Snowbound!” issue, featuring
extensive news coverage of the bliz
zard that paralyzed Lincoln.
The award is given to the student
publication with the best overall
newspaper issue among all tabloid
sized, daily newspapers from four
year universities.
“This really shows how we can
work as a team and make our dedica
tion pay off,” said Daily Nebraskan
Editor Paula Lavigne.
The Best of Show second place
went to the Arizona Daily Wildcat,
University of Arizona in Tucson, fol
lowed by the Oregon Daily Emerald,
University of Oregon in Eugene; The
Daily, University of Washington in
Seattle; and the Northern Star,
Northern Illinois University in
For the second year in a row, the
Daily Nebraskan also was awarded
one of five National Newspaper
Pacemaker Awards for overall out
standing excellence in coverage and
“Many people consider the award
to be the Pulitzer Prize of the colle
giate press,” said Tom Rolnicki, ACP
executive director.
Pacemaker Awards given to other
daily newspapers from four-year uni
versities went to the Indiana Daily
Student, Indiana University in
Bloomington; the Daily Orange,
Syracuse University in Syracuse,
N.Y; the Daily Pennsylvania,
University of Pennsylvania in
Philadelphia; and the Oregon Daily
Emerald, University of Oregon in
Staff of the Chicago Tribune
judged the contest, which was spon
sored by the ACP and the Newspaper
Association of America. Rolnicki
said the judges were professionals
steeped with experience in the field,
and they easily recognize top-quality
publications worldwide, he said.
But Lavigne said she saw the
award on a more personal level.
“We set a high standard, and we
met it again,” she said.
Three staff members also won
first place in writing contests judged
by the Los Angeles Times, jointly
sponsored by ACP.
Lavigne won first place among
feature story entries for her story on
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
student who gave birth in her resi
dence hall room last fall.
Erin Schulte, a former senior
news reporter, won first place among
diversity and multiculturalism story
entries for her spring feature on
Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers of
Mitch Sherman, a former senior
sports reporter, won first place
among sports story entries for his
profile of NU Men’s Gymnastics
Coach Francis Allen last fall.
“I’m extremely proud of the staff
and the newspaper,” Lavigne said.
“This entire campus can be proud,
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