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6324-Malone University Online Student Newspaper – The Aviso AVW – Named a Finalist by Associated Collegiate Press: National Pacemaker Recognition

6324-April 20, 2012

. The Malone University online student newspaper – The Aviso AVW (Audio Video Web) -- has been named a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press's Pacemaker awards in the category of online-only publications. The Pacemakers are considered by many to be the highest honor awarded for student journalism.

According to the press release from ACP:

The contest was judged by a panel of professionals with extensive online media experience. Judges noted that the most successful sites displayed excellence in writing and editing, in-depth coverage, site design, interactivity, photography, and reactions to breaking news.

Online Pacemaker winners will be announced at the 91st Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Chicago on Nov. 4, 2012. Comments from the judging team will be posted shortly after the convention.

For the complete list of finalists, visit: http://studentpress.org/acp/winners/opm12.html.

The recognition comes soon after The Aviso online publication having been awarded First Place for Best Collegiate Newspaper Website in its division from the Ohio Newspaper Association. The division included publications with less-than-daily frequency.  The Aviso AVW   placed ahead of competition from Otterbein (second place) and Ashland (third place).

It was the first year The Aviso has entered this competition.

About The Aviso AVW :

Integral to journalism training is experience on Malone's multimedia student news service, Aviso AVW . Students are given the opportunity to develop and sharpen writing, video, editing, and thinking skills as they navigate today's constantly changing media. Any student is welcome to participate on the staff - success depends on the work of people with a wide range of skills. Students from any major may participate. The site combines skills in writing, photography, videography, sound, stand-up delivery, illustration, graphic arts, and publicity – all engaged in enhancing the readers' online experience.

Aviso AVW coverage includes news, features, sports, and opinion. Along the way, staff members gain valuable professional experience to prepare them for internships and careers - students can receive academic credit as well.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330.471.8239
Cell: 330.324.2424


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