Echo website recognized for journalistic excellence

Publication named 2020 Online Pacemaker finalist

Echo website recognized for journalistic excellence

Marta Hill

Echo was named a 2020 Online Pacemaker finalist by the National Scholastic Press Association Feb. 6.

According to Gary Lundgren, associate director and coordinator of the Pacemaker competition, the Pacemaker recipients will be named April 18 at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Nashville.

“The judging teams will now continue to study the sites named as Pacemaker finalists on a frequent basis,” Lundgren said in the press release. “The Pacemaker winners will be selected shortly before they are named on April 18, so for the 28 schools we are naming as finalists today, the competition is really just heating up.”

Echo has previously been named an Online Pacemaker finalist in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and has received an Online Pacemaker in 2018 and 2019.

To select the 28 Pacemaker finalists, judges evaluated approximately 185 sites, from 30 states and three countries. 

In Minnesota, the Knight Errant from Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Rubicon Online from St. Paul Academy were also named finalists.