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Associated College Press Awards Pepperdine Graphic Media a 2012 Magazine Pacemaker
Pepperdine Graphic Media and its student-run publication, Currents Magazine, has been awarded a 2012 Magazine Pacemaker Award for Features by the Associated College Press (ACP). The “Pulitzer Prize” of student journalism was awarded to the Pepperdine students at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, held in Chicago from October 31 to November 4.
"I am beyond grateful to every individual who contributed to Currents and I am so honored to have been a part of this award winning publication," says Editor-in-Chief, student Hanna Houglum. "Winning the Pacemaker award was and will always be one of the proudest moments of my life."
According to the ACP website, the Magazine Pacemaker awards recognize general excellence in collegiate magazines and are divided into two categories: Feature and Literary magazines. This year, the Feature magazines were judged by The Atlantic, and the Literary magazines were judged by Graywolf Press. Entries are judged based on content; quality of writing and editing; photography, art, and graphics; layout and design; and overall concept or theme.
"For the past few years, Currents has taken on a new, sophisticated
presence among our student publications," notes Elizabeth Smith, faculty adviser to Currents. "I could not be more proud of our journalism students. The content is second to none and the design is innovative and cool. This is a magazine that could rival any top-notch publication on the market."
Top staff at Currents Magazine includes Houglum, Tim Nguyen (Creative Director), Houston Costa (Photography Director), Jenny Gardner (Copy Editor), Kooper Macleay, Nikki Torriente, Emily Branch, and Caneel Anthony (Section Editors).