East Carolina University’s student-run literary magazine, Rebel, was named one of five category finalists for the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award, four-year literary magazine category.
The winners were announced at the Annual ACP/College Media Advisers National College Media Convention Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Philadelphia. Rebel 56 was nominated along with arts and literary magazines from Jacksonville University, Mercer University, Appalachian State University and Bridgewater State University. Winners were The Bridge from Bridgewater and The Peel from Appalachian State.
Since 1927, the Pacemaker has been the highest honor available to ACP members and still today is considered one of the most prestigious awards in collegiate media. Being a nominee signifies Rebel as one of the top literary magazines in the country. Rebel won the Pacemaker Award in 2009.
Rebel 56 was published in Spring 2014. The editor in chief was Megan Burns.
“Megan and her team put together a tremendous magazine,” said John Harvey, ECU director of student media. “This year’s team is equally strong. Perhaps next year we can win it all.”
Rebel is part the office of Student Media in the Division of Student Affairs at ECU. Along with Rebel, Student Media oversees WZMB 91.3 FM, the campus radio station; Buccaneer, the university yearbook; Expressions multicultural magazine; a new magazine that will debut in Spring 2015, The Hook; The East Carolinian student newspaper, and its companion website theeastcarolinian.com. Student Media also operates a student Advertising & Marketing Agency.
All of the organizations that come under Student Media are staffed and operated by East Carolina students.
The Associated Collegiate Press is a nonprofit education membership association and a division of the National Scholastic Press Association. The ACP has had college members since its inception in 1921 and is the largest and oldest membership organization for college student media in the United States.