The Northern Light is a nominee for the 2011 American Collegiate Press (ACP) Newspaper Pacemaker award in the four-year, non-daily category. The ACP Newspaper Pacemaker contest, co-sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, has awarded general excellence in collegiate newspapers for 84 years. This year’s entries were judged by professional journalists in the Washington, D.C. area.
Entries were judged based on the following criteria:
- Coverage and content
- Quality of writing and reporting
- Leadership on the opinion page
- Evidence of in-depth reporting
- Layout and design
- Photography, art and graphics
Winners will be announced for the first time at the 90th Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Orlando on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.