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UK Student Newspaper
Is Finalist for Top Journalism Award

By Ralph Derickson

 

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Tracy Kershaw of Hazard, editor-in-chief of the Kernel, said she and a delegation of Kernel writers and editors will attend the ACP's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 31-Nov. 2 where the winners will be announced.

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Sept. 13, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The Kentucky Kernel, the University of Kentucky's independent daily student newspaper, has been selected as a finalist for a Pacemaker award, the top student journalism award in the nation.

The Kernel will compete with student newspapers from such schools as Harvard, Tulane, Vanderbilt and Auburn for the Pacemaker award, which is given by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).

Tracy Kershaw of Hazard, editor-in-chief of the Kernel, said she and a delegation of Kernel writers and editors will attend the ACP's annual convention in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 31-Nov. 2 where the winners will be announced.

A week of the newspapers' editions are judged in the competition for quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the editorial page, photography, evidence of in-depth reporting and graphics.

Kershaw said the last time the Kernel won a Pacemaker Award was for the 1998-99 academic year.


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