Computer Science student finalist for top college journalism award

Publish Date: 10/10/2011

"The Associated Collegiate Press has named the Collegiate Times and two of its staffers as finalists for three of its top honors.

The independent, student-run newspaper is a finalist for the Online Pacemaker award; Editor-In-Chief Zach Crizer of Midlothian, Va., a senior majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, is a finalist for Feature Story of the Year; and Managing Editor Lindsey Brookbank of Ashburn, Va., a senior double majoring in English and communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, is a finalist for Reporter of the Year.

The Online Pacemaker award is the highest honor for online college journalism, one for which the Collegiate Times has been nominated before, and which it won in 2008. The newspaper’s website was custom built by its online director, Jamie Chung of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., a junior majoring in computer science in the College of Engineering. Reporter of the Year is the highest individual honor in all areas of college journalism, one which former Collegiate Times reporter and 2011 Virginia Tech graduate Caleb Fleming won in 2009."

To read the entire article by Jennifer Gibson, please see the VT News webpage.