MDC Student Publications Win Top AwardsAxis Magazine wins Pacemaker Award, The Reporter wins Reporter of the Year, other finalists and honorable mentions also lauded

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MDC’s student newspaper and literary magazines were once again honored by the Associated Collegiate Press during its virtual presentation of the Fall National College Media Convention. MDC North Campus’ AXIS magazine won a second Pacemaker Award, widely regarded as the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism. Heidi Perez-Moreno, former editor-in-chief of The Reporter newspaper, was named ACP Reporter of the Year.

This year’s highlights also include multiple finalists and honorable mentions for three of MDC’s student literary magazines and newspaper. Honoring the nation’s leading publications, the ACP named 28 student-produced collegiate magazines and 46 college newspapers as finalists in its annual prestigious Pacemaker competition.

“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” said ACP executive director Laura Widmer. “ACP is honored to recognize the best of the best.”


2020 Pacemaker Award
North Campus

Editors: Natalie Aguilar, Angel Diaz, Rebekka Mason, Juan Romero, Izamara Zamora
Advisors: Carmen Bucher, Kathleen Noonan

The Reporter
Reporter of the Year
Heidi Perez-Moreno


Two-year Literary Magazine

Miambiance, Kendall Campus
Editors: Gabriela Azeem-Angel, Claudia Pardo Perez
Advisors: Tony Chirinos, Rita Fernandez-Sterling

Pacemaker Innovation

URBANA Literary and Arts Magazine
URBANA’s media expansion
Padrón Campus
Leaders: Marian Bulnes, Giselle Valdes
Advisor: Emily Sendin

Newspaper- Two Year

The Reporter
Editor: Heidi Perez-Moreno
Advisor: Manolo Barco

Editorial Cartoon

I Can’t Breathe
Alexander Ontiveros
The Reporter

Magazine Page/Spread

Marian Bulnes, Wolfang Rugeles
Urbana Literary & Arts
Padrón Campus

Gabriela Azeem-Angel, Claudia Pardo Perez
Kendall Campus

Social Media Promotion

UrbanArts Campaign
Barbara Silvera Ramìrez
Urbana Literary & Arts
Padrón Campus