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Student newspaper wins national award

The College of William and Mary’s student newspaper received the highest national award in student journalism this week, sharing it with nine other college newspapers across the country.
The Flat Hat received a Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press, a non-profit educational association, as part of its annual student newspaper competition.

“We are very proud and excited to receive the Pacemaker award, and it speaks to the hard work of our dedicated staff over the past year,” Flat Hat Editor-in-Chief Andy Zahn ’08 said. “Our newspaper was nominated with some very highly regarded newspapers, and I felt humbled to be considered alongside the competition. The Flat Hat looks forward to continuing to provide high-quality reporting to the College community.”

The twice-weekly paper competed with 162 entries in the four-year non-daily category. Journalists from The Washington Post judged the competition, and evaluated the newspapers on content, quality of writing, design and photography.

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