PV Student Publication named finalist for 2021 Online Pacemaker award


Spencer Goldstein

Members of the PV Student Publication take part in an editors meeting. The 2020-21 school year is the first time that the publication has been nominated for the Online Pacemaker award.

Spencer Goldstein and Ellie Kim

For the first time in its history, the PV Student Publication was named as a 2021 Online Pacemaker finalist by the National Student Press Association in its announcement on Monday, March 15. The PV Student Publication is one of 43 online high school news sites nominated from the United States and the United Kingdom. 

According to the NSPA website, there is a separate category for each type of publication:  broadcast, magazine, online, newspaper/newsmagazine and yearbook. Contestants are judged by professionals based on numerous criteria: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership, design, photography, and graphics.

The NSPA will announce the winners at 1 p.m. CST on Saturday, April 10, during the virtual JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, according to the NSPA website. Last year, 28 finalists received the award.