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New School Free Press Picks Up Online Pacesetter Award

The New School Free Press picked up another Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) 2013 award at the annual ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans this October—its second in the category in as many years. The six-year-old publication won the Online Pacemaker award for four-year, non-daily newspapers from a university with 5,001-10,000 enrolled students.

“In the past couple of years, we’ve placed an emphasis on our web-based content to correspond with the evolving field of journalism today,” said Editor-in-Chief Danielle Balbi, a BA/MA politics student in her third year at Eugene Lang College. “We’re thrilled to continue working at the cutting edge of the industry by focusing on digital storytelling, social media and staying ahead of the news by engaging with our community.”

The Free Press is a for-credit class overseen by Lang’s Heather Chaplin, assistant professor of journalism, and Andrew Meier, assistant professor of writing. This semester, the monthly-publication has nearly thirty student reporters contributing investigative analysis and news about happenings at The New School and around Greenwich Village.

Last year, the Free Press switched its printing frequency to incorporate more in-depth feature-length articles, with weekly online updates.

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