NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Student Newspaper Recognized with Two Awards from Press Associations

The Pace Chronicle, the student newspaper for the Pleasantville/Briarcliff Manor campuses of Pace University, has been awarded First Place by the New York Press Association (NYPA) for Best Feature Story as part of the NYPA annual Best College Newspaper Excellence Awards.

PACE UNIVERSITY STUDENT NEWSPAPER RECOGNIZED WITH TWO AWARDS FROM PRESS ASSOCIATIONS

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, APRIL 20, 2012 – The Pace Chronicle, the student newspaper for the Pleasantville/Briarcliff Manor campuses of Pace University, has been awarded First Place by the New York Press Association (NYPA) for Best Feature Story as part of the NYPA annual Best College Newspaper Excellence Awards.

The winning story was one that appeared in honor of the one year anniversary of the death of Pace student Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., published in the Oct. 12, 2011 edition of the paper. There were four categories and a total of only 13 winning college newspapers.

“The student newspaper at Pace has an enthusiastic and dedicated staff with bright futures,” said dean for students Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo. “The article that won was about a topic that touched this campus deeply and the staff put their hearts and souls into it. We are very proud of their accomplishments.”

The paper was also recently recognized with a first place award by the American Scholastic Association which runs annual reviews for scholastic yearbooks, magazines and newspapers judged by a panel of educators who are experienced faculty advisers for scholastic publications.

These are the first awards for the Pace Pleasantville student newspaper since 1998 when it was then known as New Morning.

Michael Oleaga is the Editor-in-Chief of The Pace Chronicle Newspaper and can be reached at 914-773-3401 or PaceChronicle@pace.edu. Find the paper on Twitter at Twitter.com/PaceChronicle.

About the New York Press Association

The New York Press Association was founded in 1853 by 32 publishers to effectively set standards of commercial practice and financial management that would help small newspapers prosper.
Today, independently-owned publications across New York State are part of NYPA’s database of newspapers which includes 727 weekly community newspapers, 58 daily newspapers, and 147 culturally-specific newspapers. Combined weekly newspaper circulation is 11.6M; daily circulation is 5.6M, and culturally-specific newspaper circulation is 4.2M.

About Pace University

For 105 years Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu