The Gargoyle, Flagler College’s student-led online newspaper, is a finalist for an Online Pacemaker award through the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP), one of the preeminent national college media associations and contests in the country. The Gargoyle has been a finalist once before.
The publication is competing against a field that includes entries from University of Alabama, Cronkite News Arizona PBS at Arizona State, University of Southern California, Penn State and several others.
The newspaper’s staff adviser, Brian Thompson, said, “This is such an exciting accomplishment for our students, and shows that they are on the same level as journalists at some of the top schools and communication programs throughout the country. I couldn’t be more proud of them for this recognition.”
ACP announced that they had a 69 percent increase of entries from 100 in 2018.
“Today’s best online sites are platforms for rich multimedia storytelling,” said Gary Lundgren, associate director and coordinator of the Pacemaker competition. “Deep and diverse coverage with strong engagement and interactivity distinguish the best student-produced sites.”
The finalists will be recognized and the winners announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Flagler College is a small private, independent college located in St. Augustine, Fla. The college offers 34 majors, 41 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 offsite campus 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 flagler.edu.