August 15, 2017

Daily Egyptian nominated for top online college newspaper award

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student-produced newspaper, is a finalist to receive one of the nation’s top online collegiate awards. 

The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) recognized the Daily Egyptian as one of 25 online news and magazine sites in the Online Pacemaker competition. ACP is the nation’s largest and older national membership association for college student media, according to the organization’s website. The organization received 105 entries from colleges and universities. 

Finalists will be recognized and winners announced Oct. 28 at the ACP/College Media Association National College Media Convention in Dallas, Texas. 

The Daily Egyptian celebrated its 100th anniversary in October 2016, marking the original publication on Oct. 28, 1916. The newspaper is now printed once a week but operates daily online at 

Eric Fidler, the newspaper’s faculty managing editor, was pleased the newspaper’s staff received recognition for their work.

“We have fewer staff members than most of these papers do editors, so it shows you how hard our people work,” he said.