Elon Local News, The Pendulum haul in SPJ awards at regional conference

The two media organizations won in several categories at the regional gathering and claimed four first-place finishes.

The Pendulum, Elon University’s student news organization, and Elon Local News, Elon’s student newscast, were honored April 20 with Mark of Excellence Awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 conference in Norfolk, Va.

Region 2 awards were given in newspaper, TV, radio and online categories. Awards are given only to those who place in the top three in the region. First-place winners at the regional level move on to the national competition, at which time they will compete with 11 other first-place regional finishers. 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.

Pendulum news editor Katie Blunt, Pendulum design editor Kaitlin Dunn and Coordinator of Student Media Colin Donohue were in attendance to participate in the conference’s sessions and accept the awards.

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