Archive for November, 2022

Beacon opinion piece re-published in Madras Pioneer

Multimedia Editor Emma Sells’ opinion piece, “A holiday how-to: Thanksgiving Edition,” was republished in the Madras Pioneer newspaper in Central Oregon during Thanksgiving week. Tapping into her personal experience, Emma’s essay offered family members of people with eating disorders advice for a holiday traditionally focused on food. Congrats, Emma!

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National recognition shines on The Beacon- fall 2022

The Beacon was recently recognized in two national journalism contests:

  • The Pacemaker Awards (individual), sponsored by the Associated Student Press Association (ACP)
  • The Pinnacle Awards, sponsored by the College Media Association (CMA)

Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards:

Current DEI Editor Chiara Profenna placed in two categories involving multimedia:

Interactive Graphic– Second Place for the cool interactive timeline she did in this piece about the history of women at UP:

Chiara also won Fourth Place in the category of Multimedia Story of the Year for her profile on Larry Wiggins, a UP staffer who place a killer bass in his off-hours

Story of the Year/Breaking News, Third Place: Current News & Managing Editor Kate Cuadrado won Third Place for this story about a student protest.


Sports Feature – 2021 Sports Editor/2022 Opinion Editor Sadie Wuertz for her piece about female athletes, body image issues and uniforms

Reporter of the year (4-year School)- 2021-22 Beacon Editor-Chief Austin Dedios received an Honorable Mention in the category of Reporter of the Year (4-year school) for his work on a *portfolio of varied articles for The Beacon. Austin is now a reporter at The Oregonian.

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Austin also won Third Place for Online Investigative Reporting in The College Media Association Pinnacle Awards for this in-depth piece:

To see full contest results from the ACP individual Pacemaker Awards, click here.

For the list of winners in the CMA Pinnacle Awards, go here.

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