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College's news director joins national newspaper board

Jul 6, 2017

Brian Thompson, who has written an award-winning, weekly column for The St. Augustine Record since 1998, has been named to the board of directors for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. Thompson, who is also News and Information Director for Flagler College, will serve as the chair of the organization’s national awards contest.

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists was founded in 1977 and promotes professionalism and camaraderie among columnists and other writers and bloggers. Thompson’s humor column in The Record won second place in the 2016 National Society of Newspaper Columnists Column Contest in the humor category (print newspapers under 50,000 circulation). Thompson has also won 7 awards for commentary from the Florida Press Club, and has been featured on Jacksonville NPR-affiliate WJCT.

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