Student media groups honored at state media conference

Student leaders from The Pendulum, Phi Psi Cli yearbook and Colonnades were honored with individual and Best of Show awards at the fifth annual North Carolina College Media Association conference Feb. 18 at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

From left, Adam Lawson, Natalie Allison, Mary Kate Brogan, Caitlin O’Donnell and Al Drago

Students and advisers from student media organizations from across the state participated in the daylong event.

Hundreds of entries from more than 20 media outlets submitted materials for awards consideration. Below is a list of only the Elon winners. (Numbers next to the names indicate the place students finished in a particular category.)

NEWSPAPER—SMALL SCHOOL (6,000 student enrollment and less)

Best of Show—Newspaper
1. The Pendulum

Best of Show—Online
1. The Pendulum Online

2. Al Drago—“Football prepares for final test before SoCon”

1. Amanda Bender—“Bridging the Gap”

News Writing
1. Natalie Allison—“Defining Diversity: Campus grapples with response to discrimination”
2. Caitlin O’Donnell—“Occupy movement gaining ground nationwide”

Feature Writing
1. Lauren Ramsdell—“Four friends, 13 years on the road”
HM: Rebecca Smith—“Fallen towers inspire new career path”

Sports Writing
1. Adam Lawson—“Elon football player’s father reacts to Penn State scandal”
HM: Zachary Horner—“Balancing act: Soccer captain focuses on academics, athletics”

Opinion Writing
2. Pendulum Staff—“Smith Jackson emails losing significance”


Best of Show
3. Phi Psi Cli

Student Life Copy
HM: Rachel Barone—“Traditions”

Inside Spread Design
HM: Allison Zmozynski—“News, Stay Informed”


Best of Show
3. Colonnades

HM: Natalie Lampert—“This is the Heart”

2. Meg Hemmingson—“Bro-Lepathy”
HM: Maggie Pahos—“On Jigsaws and Doing it Right”

1. Cody Greene—“We are all of us stuck”
HM: Alexa Johnson—“Flight”

Pendulum students who attended the NCCMA conference were editor Caitlin O’Donnell, managing editor Natalie Allison, sports editor Adam Lawson, staff photographer Al Drago and senior reporter Mary Kate Brogan. Pendulum adviser Colin Donohue also made the trip.

In total, more than 130 people from more than 15 universities and colleges in North Carolina were in attendance.

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