Flagler College students earned top nominations earlier in March from the Society of Professional Journalists. Flagler College Gargoyle was once again a finalist in the Best Independent Online Student Publication category. Other finalists included Vida Magazine from the University of Alabama (winner) and SCAD Connector at Savannah College of Art and Design. This year’s lead editor is Katie Garwood.
In addition, Gargoyle student writer Jared Olson was a finalist in two categories (Online Feature Reporting and Online In-Depth Reporting) for the work he did from his Pulitzer Center grant in Mexico. Other finalists in those categories represent University of Alabama, Berry College, University of Florida, and University of South Carolina.
The top winners of each category were announced last week, and will go on to compete in the national SPJ Mark of Excellence competition.
While Flagler College students didn’t take home the top prizes, they still feel there’s a lot to take away.
“It’s incredibly exciting to see our students excel among some of the top communication and journalism programs, and I am just so proud of their accomplishments.,” said Brian Thompson, Gargoyle staff advisor and director of News and Information at Flagler College.
Congratulations to all of the students who contributed to this success.
About Flagler College
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Flagler College is a private, nationally-ranked college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 33 majors, 39 minors, and a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Flagler College has an enrollment of about 2,500 students, as well as an off campus site in Tallahassee, Fla. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review regularly feature Flagler as a college that offers quality education at a relatively low cost. A Flagler education is less than half the cost of similar private colleges, and competitive with many state universities. A relatively young institution (founded in 1968), Flagler College is also noted for its historic beauty. The centerpiece of the campus is the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, a National Historic Landmark opened in 1888 by railroad pioneer and Standard Oil co-founder Henry M. Flagler. For more on Flagler College, visit www.flagler.edu.