Central Michigan Life wins fourth consecutive Pacemaker Award
Central Michigan Life received Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press on Saturday night.
This is the fourth year in a row the student-run media company has won the award for its print edition.
“I am extremely proud of the talented young staff who worked so hard to continue CM Life’s record of success,” said Malachi Barrett, former editor-in-chief of CM Life. “The most rewarding part of the 2015-16 year was watching (the staff) grow and become more confident, to the point that they will continue to teach the next generation after our seniors left. Each year we stand on the shoulders of the people who came before us, so I’m happy that my staff could honor their legacy as well.”
Barrett served as EIC from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016.
Five issues of CM Life were submitted to the contest to judge the quality and content of the paper which ranged from sports coverage on concussions to budget reports of the university.
Pacemakers are awarded to several different types of news publications, including online newspapers, print newspapers, yearbooks, magazines and broadcast stations. Entries are judged by teams of professionals based on coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership, design, photography and graphics, according to the Associated Collegiate Press’s website.
“This job can often burn people out, so I want to thank (the staff) for trusting (Managing Editor) Sydney (Smith) and me,” Barrett said. “Pretty much every position returned in the spring. I am deeply indebted to them for staying with us for a full year.”
This will be the 15th year CM Life has won a Pacemaker Award.