FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2010
Webster University's "The Ampersand" Wins Second Consecutive National Award
Webster University's student magazine, The Ampersand, for the second consecutive year won the Associated Collegiate Press' (ACP) 2010 Pacemaker Award. The 2009-2010 publication competed against hundreds of other collegiate magazines to become one of only five college magazines to win the award in the feature magazine category. The Ampersand editors were Alice Telios ('10, BA-Media Communications) and Emily Schmutz ('10, BA-Photography and Spanish). Karen Burch was faculty adviser. Entries were judged based on content; quality of writing and editing; photography, art and graphics; layout and design; and overall concept or theme. Winners were announced at the 89th Annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville Oct. 30. The ACP is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college student journalists.
"Creativity, quality and innovativeness are hallmarks of Webster University School of Communications students," said Dean Debra Carpenter. "The Ampersand staff and their faculty advisor Karen Burch consistently produce a collegiate magazine that exemplifies these qualities. I'm proud this is the second time The Ampersand has been recognized with this prestigious national award. The competition is fierce, but out students' work rises to the top because of their dedication, talent and education. Congratulations to all."
"I'm proud and excited for the Ampersand students," said Advisor Karen Burch. "They work very hard and put in so many hours. It is wonderful that they get the recognition they deserve."