Public Affairs

Student News Gets National Recognition

Nov. 15, 2012
By Elizabeth Chapin

This image featured in the Mustang Daily was among the ACP's honorees for best sports photography.The hard-hitting headlines, in-depth investigations, and digital designs of student journalists throughout the CSU were recently lauded by the Associated Collegiate Press, the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists in the country.

The Orion (Chico State), the Daily Titan (CSU Fullerton), the Daily Sundial (CSU Northridge), The State Hornet (Sacramento State), the Golden Gate Xpress (San Francisco State) and the Mustang Daily (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo) all took home awards at the ACP’s National Convention held Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in Chicago.

SF State’s Golden Gate Xpress was named a Newspaper Pacemaker, the ACP’s highest honor. The Pacemaker is college journalism’s most prestigious and oldest prize for general excellence and honors those who set the pace, surpassing all others.

In addition, a Cal Poly Mustang Daily reporter won the coveted Story of the Year award for responsible reporting about suicide—a difficult topic that many college newspapers avoid. The reporter focused on student reaction and recovery and included plenty of information about the resources available to students.

The awards not only demonstrate students' academic and professional achievements—they are also a testament to CSU journalism faculty who are teaching objective and innovative practices.

Visit the ACP’s website to see a list of all the awardees.