ACP/CMA National College Media Convention 2017

At the end of October, a group of Daily Wildcat folks and I had the opportunity to attend the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention 2017 in Dallas. This is the third college media conference I have attended, and by far one of the defining moments of my college career which is quickly coming to an end. This year, the Daily Wildcat was presented with several awards, some of which are often considered the highest honors in collegiate journalism. I am incredibly motivated by and prideful of the hard work our staff continues to dedicate to the Daily Wildcat.

 From left to right: Copy Chief Cullen Walsh, Sports Editor Saul Bookman, Managing Editor Courtney Talak (me), Editor in Chief Chastity Laskey, Science Editor Marissa Heffernan, Opinions Editor Jamie Verwys. At the CMA Pinnacle Awards, the  Daily Wildcat  was presented with first place Best Online Sports Section (back-to-back winner after earning the same honor last year), second place Best Social Media Main Page, second place Best Sports Section, third place  Best General News Photo , third place  Best Sports Game Story  and third place  Best General News Story .

From left to right: Copy Chief Cullen Walsh, Sports Editor Saul Bookman, Managing Editor Courtney Talak (me), Editor in Chief Chastity Laskey, Science Editor Marissa Heffernan, Opinions Editor Jamie Verwys. At the CMA Pinnacle Awards, the Daily Wildcat was presented with first place Best Online Sports Section (back-to-back winner after earning the same honor last year), second place Best Social Media Main Page, second place Best Sports Section, third place Best General News Photo, third place Best Sports Game Story and third place Best General News Story.

  The Daily Wildcat  was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame at the Dallas conference Oct. 28, 2017 for receiving a combined total of 15 Pacemaker and Pacemaker finalist awards since 1970.

The Daily Wildcat was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame at the Dallas conference Oct. 28, 2017 for receiving a combined total of 15 Pacemaker and Pacemaker finalist awards since 1970.

  The Daily Wildcat  received its fifth national Pacemaker award at the Dallas conference Oct. 28, 2017.

The Daily Wildcat received its fifth national Pacemaker award at the Dallas conference Oct. 28, 2017.