Gargoyle, Flagler win 17 awards in Society of Professional Journalists regional competition

Flagler College Communication students won 17 awards, including six first places, in the Society of Professional Journalists 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards for Region 3, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

The Gargoyle, Flagler’s online-only, student-run newspaper won a total of 15 awards, including five first place awards. Two students — Lauren Ely and Adam Hunt — from Associate Professor of communication Helena Sarkio’s Adanced Reporting class won two awards, including a first place for Ely in Online Feature Reporting. Both of those stories were also published in The Gargoyle.

Check out this year’s Gargoyle awards gallery

The Gargoyle staff won 10 awards this past year for everything from features on homelessness to news stories about bullying to opinion touching on veterans issues. In fact, in one year the online newspaper won more awards than it has in its entire history.