The Pioneer gets “Best in Show”

One of our Editors-in-Chief as well as our Director of Writing and our News Editor for the Whitman Pioneer attended the ACP Conference in San Diego over the weekend. The Pioneer entered our new website into the competition as well as our relatively new radio show podcasts. Today the winners were announced and our website (which launched a little less than a month ago) took Best in Show.

We placed higher than the sites of much larger schools (Berkeley, the University of Miami, and UCLA to name a few) and much larger newspapers. For a site that just recently got remodeled (and a Web Manger who just recently started working) it’s incredibly humbling to receive such an award, especially when some of those other schools have such incredible sites. Congrats to everyone who participated in the conference over the weekend, it sounds like it was great experience.

I’ve only been working for the Pioneer since December and so much of what I’ve learned and done with the site has been greatly helped by our designer Phil Thompson as well as all the CoPress and CollegeJourn people. Through the discussions I’ve had I’ve learned more about college journalism and news in general in the past few months than I would have thought possible. Let’s hope these great conversations (like tonight’s CollegeJourn) continue so that everyone can keep pushing their content forward.