Pendulum, Elon Local News named regional finalists in SPJ competition

Many students and the organizations themselves were recognized regionally by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Students from “Elon Local News” and The Pendulum, Elon University’s two student-run daily news-gathering organizations, were named finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The Pendulum, its website and “Elon Local News” themselves also claimed finalist nods.

Below is a list of the finalists:

SPJ Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards are 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. Results of the Region 2 competition will be revealed at the regional conference awards luncheon Saturday, March 29 in Washington, D.C.