The Pendulum is infiltrating Austin, Texas

Six student leaders of The Pendulum, Elon University’s weekly student newspaper, will attend the Associate Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers conference Oct. 28-Nov. 1 in Austin, Texas, where they will attend professional workshops and learn if they’ve been recognized as a Pacemaker winner.

Students in attendance will be:

  • Andie Diemer, editor in chief
  • Alexa Milan, managing editor
  • Ashley Barnas, online editor
  • Pam Richter, sports editor
  • Sam Calvert, asst. sports editor
  • Alex Trice, multimedia editor

Pendulum adviser Colin Donohue will also be in attendance.

In addition to attending workshops and sessions led by professionals from the media world and faculty members from communications schools nationwide, students will also network, take tours of media organizations around the city and have The Pendulum professionally critiqued.

The awards ceremony, which students will also attend, takes place Saturday afternoon. ACP awards the prestigious Pacemaker award, which recognizes overall excellence in student newspapers. The Pendulum was named a finalist for a Pacemaker in the non-daily newspaper competition for the issues they released on . They will find out Saturday if they’ve won a Pacemaker.

Check this blog regularly from Oct. 28-Nov. 1 for updates from the students on the trip Oct. 8, 2008, Nov. 6, 2008, Feb. 18, 2009, March 4, 2009, and May 13, 2009. They will be posting quick summaries/reflections after every session they attend.

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