University newspaper wins Pacemaker award (the j-student Pulitzer)

The Calgary Journal, the student newspaper of Mount Royal University,
has won the prestigious National Pacemakers award, a U.S. prize dubbed “the
Pulitzer Prize for student journalism.”

The award is given for journalistic excellence by the Associated Collegiate Press and is open to all university and college newspapers in North America. The awards have been given annually since 1927.

The Calgary Journal is produced by students in the university’s department of journalism.

In addition to the overall Pacemaker award, Mount Royal student Holly Hofmann won second place for editorial writing for a story about going plastic free.