MDC’s Student Publications Win 2020 Pacemaker Award and Multiple Honorable Mentions

Miami, Oct. 30, 2020  Miami Dade College’s (MDC) student newspaper and literary magazines were once again honored by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) 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.”

  • Winners:


2020 Pacemaker Award

North Campus

Editors: Natalie Aguilar, Angel Diaz, Rebekka Mason, Juan Romero, Izamara Zamora

Advisers: Carmen Bucher, Kathleen Noonan


The Reporter

Reporter of the Year

Heidi Perez-Moreno


  • Finalists:

Two-year Literary Magazine


Kendall Campus

Editors: Gabriela Azeem-Angel, Claudia Pardo Perez

Advisers: Tony Chirinos, Rita Fernandez-Sterling


Pacemaker Innovation

URBANA Literary and Arts Magazine

URBANA’s media expansion

Padrón Campus

Leaders: Marian Bulnes, Giselle Valdes

Adviser: Emily Sendin


Newspaper- Two Year

The Reporter

Editor: Heidi Perez-Moreno

Adviser: 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