The Daily Gamecock won first place in the general excellence category, formerly known as best overall, for the third year in a row Friday at the South Carolina Press Association’s awards ceremony at Winthrop University.
Clemson University’s The Tiger came in second, and Winthrop’s The Johnsonian came in third. Members of local Columbia media outlets judged the awards.
Fifteen members of The Gamecock also won awards in 10 specialized categories, including seven first places, four second places and four third places. The sports and advertising sections swept the awards for the over-5,000 circulation division, and dailygamecock.com was named the best college news website.
Anna Douglas, The Johnsonian’s editor-in-chief, won collegiate journalist of the year for 2011.