Saturday, February 24

The Daily Bruin wins three national college media awards at convention


The Daily Bruin placed first in the country in three categories Saturday at the 2015 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards, which are considered the most prestigious award in college journalism. The Bruin also placed in six other categories, including as a finalist for the best daily college newspaper in the country.

The Pacemaker awards were presented Saturday afternoon at the ACP/College Media Advisers National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.

Katie Shepherd, a former Daily Bruin assistant news and opinion editor, won the award for top college reporter of the year, while Brandon Choe, a former Daily Bruin photo editor, won the photo slideshow of the year award for his gallery of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps’ Ranger Challenge in San Diego. Madeline Isaacs, former Daily Bruin design director, won illustration of the year for her cover of the UCLA vs. USC football insert.

Kevin Truong, a former Daily Bruin assistant opinion editor and a current senior staff, placed second for diversity story of the year for his story about street vendors in Los Angeles. Ananya Tmangraksat, former Daily Bruin graphics editor, won third place for infographic of the year for her infographic about the last year’s flooding of the campus, while the Bruin staff placed fifth for advertising/editorial supplement of the year for the UCLA vs. USC football insert.

Compiled by Jeong Park, Bruin senior staff.

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