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The Pendulum, Elon Local News win multiple awards

Students in Elon University's student news organizations were named finalists and winners in a regional Society of Professional Journalists awards contest.

The Pendulum and Elon Local News, Elon University’s student news media organizations, were honored March 29 with several Mark of Excellence Awards—including 11 regional winners—at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

The Pendulum was named the region’s top non-daily student newspaper, and junior journalism major Al Drago was named a regional winner in five categories for work he did for the Pendulum and the Raleigh News & Observer.

Region 2 awards were given in newspaper, TV, radio, arts/graphics and online categories. Awards are given to regional winners and finalists, with the winners moving on to the national competition, at which time they will compete with winners from the other 11 regions. Region 2 comprises North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. Below is the list of winners and where they placed in specific categories. (The "SMALL" designation indicates a university enrollment cut-off of 9,999 students.)

NEWSPAPER

TELEVISION

  • REGIONAL WINNER to senior Nicole Chadwick for TELEVISION GENERAL NEWS REPORTING for "Elon Dining Problems"
  • REGIONAL WINNER to Joe Bruno for TELEVISION BREAKING NEWS REPORTING for "Jason Swepson Fired"
  • REGIONAL FINALIST to Elon Local News for BEST ALL-AROUND TELEVISION NEWSCAST for its Sept. 30, 2013 broadcast
  • REGIONAL FINALIST to senior Nichole Chadwick, junior Jasmine Turner, sophomore Megan Foard and senior Mei Bess for TELEVISION IN-DEPTH REPORTING for "Diversity at Elon"

RADIO

  • REGIONAL FINALIST to ELN Radio for BEST ALL-AROUND RADIO NEWSCAST for its Nov. 20, 2013 broadcast

ARTS/GRAPHICS

  • REGIONAL WINNER to junior Al Drago for PHOTO ILLUSTRATION (SMALL) for "Breaking the bank"
  • REGIONAL WINNER to junior Al Drago for SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY for "Cameron Crazies" (The Pendulum)
  • REGIONAL WINNER to junior Al Drago for GENERAL NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY (SMALL) for work he completed for the Raleigh News & Observer
  • REGIONAL WINNER to junior Al Drago for BREAKING NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY (SMALL) for "Moral Monday Takes a Stand" (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • REGIONAL WINNER to junior Al Drago for FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (SMALL) for work he completed for the Raleigh News & Observer
  • REGIONAL FINALIST to junior Katy Canada for PHOTO ILLUSTRATION (SMALL) for "Would you like mold with that?"
  • REGIONAL FINALIST to junior Al Drago for SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY for "Wheel Fan" (Raleigh News & Observer)
  • REGIONAL FINALIST to junior Al Drago for General News Photography (SMALL) for work he completed for the Raleigh News & Observer
  • REGIONAL FINALIST to junior Al Drago for FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (SMALL) for work he completed for the Raleigh NEws & Observer
  • REGIONAL FINALIST to junior Al Drago for FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY (SMALL) for "Students relaxing in spring" (The Pendulum)

ONLINE

Coordinator of Student Media and Instructor Colin Donohue was in attendance to accept the awards.

 

Colin Donohue,
Staff
3/29/2014 3:25 PM