Flux magazine wins pacemaker

Two magazines, both published by students at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC), were among just five student magazines nationwide to claim top honors from the Associated Collegiate Press.

The SOJC’s Flux Magazine and student publication Ethos won the prestigious Pacemaker award, the organization’s highest award for overall content, writing quality and photography.

Receiving the 2013 Pacemaker award continues a 20-year legacy for Flux, which won 15 national journalism awards for its very first issue, and has accumulated more than 270 awards for feature writing, photography design and multimedia work.

Additional awards this year included: 2nd place, feature story, Sam Katzman; 5th place, feature photo, Alisha Jucevic; honorable mention, environmental portrait, Mason Trinca; honorable mention, magazine cover, Felecia Rollins; and honorable mention, magazine spread, Aaron Klein.

“The journalism industry is in a period of change and we are changing with it,” said Flux adviser Lisa Heyamoto. “Clearly this is validation that even as Flux changes, we continue to operate at a high level.”

Ethos, which is comprised entirely of a student staff, has also received multiple awards from the ACP since 2010. They have also been regularly recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, including its first Digital Magazine Silver Crown Award.

“The professional quality of work that students produce week in and week out is outstanding,” said Conner Gordon, the magazine’s 2013-14 editor-in-chief. “Far beyond what is expected from the typical college student.”

Ethos staff Erik Bender and Jordan Shepherd also won an honorable mention for multimedia feature from the ACP.