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  • Tucker Carlson: Media treated email flap like ‘fall of Baghdad’

    Tucker Carlson, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, has weighed in on the vulgar email his brother, Buckley Carlson, accidentally sent a spokesperson for New York mayor Bill de Blasio.

    In an interview with Real Clear Politics, Carlson said he refused to criticize his brother in public when asked for comment by various media organizations and wouldn’t do so even if “my brother committed a mass murder.”

    He’s my brother. Period. Under no circumstances will I criticize my family in public. Ever. Ever. That’s the rule, and I’m not breaking it.

    Carlson also called BuzzFeed, the outlet that broke the story, “crap the kids like” and told Real Clear Politics he doesn’t read it.

    He recalled responding to inquiring reporters by telling them his brother “meant it in the nicest way,” in an effort not to engage their questions. Read more

  • Twitter launches ‘Curator,’ its answer to Storify


    On Tuesday, just days after introducing its Meerkat rival Periscope, Twitter rolled out its potential rival to Storify: Curator, a new product designed to enable media publishers and eventually lay users to search the flood of tweets and vines in the Twitterverse, filter them by content or author, curate them, and package them into a coherent storyline.

    With Curator, media organizations can now create more complex hashtag and keyword search queries, filter the search results by location or the high number of followers, and assemble them into collections of tweets and vines that most directly pertain to a breaking news event, high-profile press conference, or an ongoing March Madness game. As Twitter spokesperson Matt Dennebaum wrote on the company’s media blog:

    Curator was built to allow media publishers to search, filter and curate Twitter content that can then be displayed on web, mobile and TV.

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  • Meerkat vs. Periscope: What are the tech journos saying?

    Yahoo Tech | Re/code | Engadget | The Telegraph | Time | | BGR

    When Twitter launched its its new live-streaming video app Periscope on Thursday — the same day that its rival Meerkat announced $14 million in new funding — tech journos immediately scrambled to size the two up head-to-head, for both consumers and journalists hoping to use the apps to enhance their news coverage. And so far, a large number of reviews are strongly leaning in Periscope’s favor.

    Many reviewers cited numerous advantages Periscope has over Meerkat — advantages that could prove decisive. Whereas Meerkat’s streams vanish from the your network of followers once the user stops recording, Periscope automatically saves streams for your followers for almost 24 hours, offering viewers who didn’t stumble upon the clip as it was being shot a chance to watch it even if they’ve only heard about the piece a few hours after the stream was live. Read more

Make Your Awards Dinner Reservation Now!
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Monday, 09 March 2015 23:17
It's time to make your reservation for the Syracuse Press Club's 37th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner. We will reveal the names of first and second place winners at that time. We will also present a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving journalism student, and present several club awards to outstanding media professionals. The event will be held May 2, 2015 at Drumlins Country Club on Nottingham Road in Syracuse.
Things get underway with a Cash bar at 6 p.m., buffet dinner at 7 p.m. with the program to follow. The Club will also make an addition to our Wall of Distinction. READ ON FOR TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION!
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 March 2015 23:21 )
NewsChannel 9 Names News Director
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 20:33

Congratulations to Phil Rankin, who this week was promoted to news director at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse. He was most recently the interim news director, serving as a result of Rob Cartwright's departure.

Before that, Phil was the Digital Media Director, overseeing the website, mobile apps and social media accounts.

He is a graduate on SUNY Oswego. 

SPC Scholarship Accepting Applications
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Monday, 02 February 2015 17:25

The Syracuse Press Club is now accepting applications for the 2015 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship.

This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one, full-time undergraduate student, who is studying print, broadcast or digital journalism at a college/university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

The student scholarship recipient must be a permanent resident of one of the following counties: Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler and Yates. A student’s college residence is NOT considered a permanent residence. All students who fit the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

All scholarship applicants will be evaluated on academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or work experience, a personal philosophy statement, media samples and professional references.  A committee of media professionals will evaluate each student’s application. 

The recipient will be recognized as an honored guest at the Syracuse Press Club Awards Dinner, Saturday, May 2nd, at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse. 

Read on for required application materials.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 February 2015 17:36 )
SPC Winter Social
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Thursday, 22 January 2015 17:07


Tonight you're invited to join the Syracuse Press Club at a social gathering at the new Clark's Ale House (Salina and Washington Streets) at 7 p.m. Retiring CNY Central investigative reporter Jim Kenyon will be our special guest.

Raise your mug and toast Jim, hang out with colleagues, share a few war stories and party like a journalist! We hope to see you there.

Call for Award Entries!
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Friday, 02 January 2015 19:13

The Syracuse Press Club is once again preparing for its annual awards competition. Starting Jan. 1, members of the news media in central New York may submit their entries. Deadline for entries is Jan. 30. Eligible entries must have been published, broadcast or posted online during the 2014 calendar year. Click "read more" below for rules and instructions on how to enter. Click here for the 2014 awards categories.

Awards will be handed out at our annual banquet on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.

Make sure to also keep in mind individuals in your organization you may want to nominate for one of our club awards, covering professional standards, newcomer, and news source. You can nominate someone for one of these awards by following this link.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 January 2015 12:22 )
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--Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Carl Eilenberg

WNYS-TV (Ch. 9)

Rome Observer

Mayor of Rome, N.Y.

Carl Eilenberg has had a number of careers but, as he says, "I?ve never stopped being a broadcaster and sports-guy."
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