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Nominate someone for one of the SPC's 'Club Awards'

Nominate someone for one of the Syracuse Press Club's  "Club" awards.  Each year the Syracuse Press Club honors journalists with several special awards.  These awards are open to print, broadcast, and new media journalists working in the 21 counties served by the club.

Media located in the following counties are eligible: Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Broome, Tompkins, and Seneca counties; and as far west as State Route 14 in Tioga, Chemung, Wayne, Schuyler and Yates counties.

The Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award is presented to individuals whose high standards in performing their work serves as an inspiration to others.

The A. Brohmann Roth Newcomer Award is presented to individuals who are just beginning their careers in journalism.   To be eligible for this award, nominees must be in their first three years of employment in print, broadcast, or new media.

We also honor newsmakers that regularly work with the media.   The Philip A. Hofmann Presidents Award for Best News Source recognizes those involved in making news that provide access, information, and insight to journalists covering stories important to the citizens of Central New York.

Please fill out the form below to nominate someone for one of our club awards.

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SELWYN KERSHAW PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AWARD Selwyn Kershaw was an SPC president and copy editor of the Syracuse Herald-Journal noted for his high standards of journalism.

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A. BROHMANN ROTH NEWCOMER AWARD A. Brohmann Roth was a columnist for the Syracuse Herald-Journal who encouraged young people to do their best work and grow in their newly chosen field of journalism. (Nominee should be new to field of journalism within the past 3 years.)

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PHILIP A. HOFMANN PRESIDENT\'S AWARD for BEST NEWS SOURCE Philip Hofmann was a managing editor of the Syracuse Herald-Journal/Herald-American and SPC president whose standards strived for the most effective job of serving public interest by the news media.

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“This is my valentine to Brenda Marie McCabe Haggart. Unfortunately, this valentine will not look or taste as good as those hearts that grade school teachers in Kansas helped me cut out and paste on big pieces of red paper. I can still taste the paste. It tasted almost as good as a peanut-butter sandwich. Writing this public confession of joy may seem a little arrogant on my part, Brenda, since I didn't ask you if I could do it. But you owe me one. My voice is gone.”
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