The Auburn Plainsman named fifth-winningest student media outlet in country

Published: November 02, 2022

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The Auburn Plainsman was named the fifth-winningest student media outlet in the country by the Associated Collegiate Press, or ACP, at Media Fest 2022, its annual conference. To celebrate the 100-year history of the ACP and its Pacemaker competition, the organization previously released a list of the 100 winningest student media organizations in July 2021.

“The Pacemaker really represents the best of the best and it is appropriate that we recognize the rich tradition this award has in collegiate journalism as part of our centennial celebration,” ACP Associate Director Gary Lundgren said.

The Pacemaker 100 represents a one-time snapshot of the top 100 publications recognized in the competition during its history. Each Pacemaker finalist was awarded five points, and each Pacemaker earned 10 points. The results were tabulated in June 2021.

By placing fifth out of all student media outlets, The Plainsman becomes the most decorated non-daily college newspaper in the country.

The full top 10 list is as follows:1.) The Royal Purple: Kansas State’s Yearbook2.) The Daily Texan, newspaper for the University of Texas3.) Indiana Daily Student, newspaper for Indiana University4.) Minnesota Daily, newspaper for the University of Minnesota5.) The Auburn Plainsman, newspaper for Auburn Univeristy6.) College Heights Herald, newspaper for Western Kentucky7.) The Advocate, newspaper for Contra Costa College8.) The State News, newspaper for Michigan State University9.) The Daily Tar Heel, newspaper for the University of North Carolina10.) Flux, the magazine for the University of Oregon

Submitted by: Amy Shugart

ACP's Top 10