Thursday, November 11, 2021

The Daily Iowan in October was named an Online Pacemaker winner by the Associated Collegiate Press for 2020—21. The Pacemaker is considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism.

The DI was one of 14 winners nationally. The honor was The DI’s first Online Pacemaker, and seventh Pacemaker in the newspaper’s history. In 2019—20, The DI won a Newspaper Pacemaker and the most recent award marks the first consecutive win in 20 years.

In addition, The Daily Iowan had three national award winners and three other staff members who finished in the top four for individual awards:

“I am very proud of our staff and these accomplishments, particularly while enduring the pandemic and the circumstances from a mostly remote newsroom,” says Daily Iowan Publisher Jason Brummond. “It’s quite an accomplishment to be recognized as a Pacemaker winner and to have three individual winners in the premier national collegiate journalism competition.”