Gargoyle recognized at College Media Convention

Gargoyle Advisor Brian Thompson informed Historic City News local reporters that the Flagler College online student newspaper and its co-editor were recognized with third-place awards at the annual Spring College Media Convention.

“The Gargoyle became an online-only publication last August, so it’s gratifying to know that all the work these students have done on our site has paid off,” Thompson said. “It’s not easy to get recognized on the national level with so many larger schools and publications out there, but our students really have been impressive this year.”

Thompson said that he was thrilled that The Gargoyle was recognized in the two categories – it was the first time the publication has won in the competition.

FIRST PLACE: The Ithacan, Ithaca College
SECOND PLACE: The Torch, Ferris State University
THIRD PLACE: The Gargoyle, Flagler College

FIRST PLACE: Christopher Hook, Daily Kent Stater, Kent State University
SECOND PLACE: Staff, The Pendulum, Elon University
THIRD PLACE: Cal Colgan, The Gargoyle, Flagler College

Participants joined more than 1,200 college journalists and advisers at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, Manhattan, from March 13-15, and were able to exchange ideas at 200-plus sessions, contests, and hands-on training programs.

A complete list of competition categories:

Two-Year Newspaper
Four-Year Non-Daily Newspaper
Four-Year Daily Newspaper
General Interest Magazine
Literary/Arts Magazine
Radio Broadcast
TV Broadcast
Yearbook (Up to 304 pages)
Yearbook (More than 304 pages)

NYC11 was hosted by College Media Advisers and College Broadcasters, Inc. College Media Advisers is an organization of student media professionals who advise student newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, radio, television and online operations.

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