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Campagna Named NewsChannel 9 News Director
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Monday, 14 December 2015 15:19

 

 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Veteran CNY newsman Jim Campagna has been named news director at WSYR-TV NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse. Jim has spent over two decades at the station.

He had also worked at 62 WHEN Radio.

He had served in a co-leadership position with executive producer Sabrina Betts since the departure of former news director Phil Rankin.

 
SPC to Host Bob Freeman
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Friday, 23 October 2015 17:49
 
 
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Robert J. Freeman is executive director of the Committee on Open Government. He’s a staple of most New York journalists’ Rolodex.

His agency is responsible for overseeing implementation of the Freedom of Information Law and the Open Meetings Law, which govern the people of New York’s rights to access government records and meetings of public bodies. Reporters covering government – and otherwise – turn to Bob on a daily basis for help writing FOIA requests, appealing denials and forming arguments to make to public records officers.

Bob will share his decades of wisdom on open government with the Syracuse journalism community. 

When: Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

Where: Newhouse III, Room 141

Directions: The street address is 215 University Place, but the entrance to Newhouse III is on Waverly Avenue near the intersection of South Crouse Avenue. Look for the big glass windows and doors and the First Amendment written on the side of the building.

Parking: You can try to find street parking on Waverly Ave., Marshall Street or Walnut Ave. Several parking garages are within short walking distance, including the Sheraton at 801 University Ave and Waverly Parking, located at 805 S. Crouse Ave. 

 
Remembering Bill Carey
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Sunday, 09 August 2015 15:48

 

 

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Bill Carey, the hard-nosed reporter and former news director, known to generations of Central New York radio listeners and television viewers as the "Voice of Syracuse," died Friday night at Sloan Kettering cancer Center in New York. He was 61. He had been battling lung cancer since his diagnoses in October 2013. 

The Syracuse Press Club is deeply saddened by the news of Bill Carey's passing. The board of directors extends its warmest sympathies to Bill's wife MaryEllen and their three children.  A long list of the young people who got their first break in the business under Bill now populates the media in Syracuse and across the country. We join them in remembering and honoring one of the greatest reporters Central New York has and will ever know.

Bill is a Press Club Wall of Distinction honoree and is a recipient of the Syracuse Press Club’s Bliven-Ganley-Rossi Career Achievement Award. He had won three Emmys, six RTNDA Murrow Awards and dozens of awards from the Syracuse Press Club and New York Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
 
AN EARLY START

Bill’s career began in radio in at WMBO, in Auburn in 1971. He joined WHEN radio in 1974, and by 1976 he was the news director. This was a time when there was a fierce competition between the then independently owned WHEN and WSYR radio newsrooms. Bill led his young staff in often beating his competitors in radio and TV, and led them to numerous awards.

He expected excellence of his staff and of himself. It's late October, and it is test time in the WHEN radio newsroom. News Director Bill Carey is quizzing his staff of young reporters on their homework. They’ve been assigned the task of learning the contents of a loose-leaf book filled with radio scripts, newspaper clippings and other background information about the candidates on the ballot for the coming election. Bill wants his staff to know what they are talking about on election night and is making sure they are prepared.

 

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Wainwright Named Permanent WSYR Host
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Monday, 20 July 2015 20:10

According to iHeartMedia, Mark Wainwright has been named permanent Morning Drive Host at Newsradio 570 WSYR.

Wainwright did his first morning show at 570 WSYR in March of 2013, and soon became the designated fill-in host for veteran morning personality, Joe Galuski. When Joe was diagnosed with cancer in September of 2014, Mark hosted the show throughout most of Galuski's illness, and continued as a guest host after Joe's death in May.

“Mark Wainwright has become a familiar voice to our listeners and he has developed great relationships with our staff and clients,” said Rich Lauber, iHeartMedia Senior Vice President of Programming.

Wainwright spent more than 25 years as a morning personality, talk show host, and on-air personality at many respected radio stations around the country.

 
SPC Announces Award Finalists
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 12:33
 

The Syracuse Press Club would like to thank all of you for entering this year's 37th Annual Professional Recognition Awards Contest. Volunteers from numerous press clubs across America judged the entries and selected first- and second-place winners in numerous competitions in TV, radio, print, online and college journalism categories. Please attend the awards banquet to collect your award or support your peers. In addition to the contest winners, we will honor local journalists receiving special club awards for Best Newcomer, Professional Standards, Scholarship and Best News Source. We will also be adding a well-deserving journalist to our Wall of Distinction. Those winners will be announced soon.

The Press Club’s contest is conducted completely digital by the Better Newspaper Contest under the direction of Eagle Newspapers editor Sarah Hall.
 
To reserve a table for the dinner, please click here. Our reservations deadline is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29th. 

Note the names of winners and media organizations are in random order.  We will announce at the May 2nd awards dinner who won first and second place awards 

Read on for the list.

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"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell."--Hugo L Black, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court (Ruling that upheld the press’s right to publish the Pentagon Papers)

Wall of Distinction


Jack Morse

WIXT

WHEN / WTVH

WTLA

It was back in his native Whitney Point when he was a sophomore in high school that the broadcasting bug bit Jack Morse. Jack recalls that he was asked to go on a station in nearby Binghamton to promote the Sophomore Ball. He can still tell you just what he said.
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