|Project for Excellence in Journalism - Daily Briefing|
|Oswego State Senior is 2012 Devesty-Williams Scholarship Winner|
By Gladys Cleland
Asa Stackel, a senior broadcasting major at Oswego State, received Saturday the 2012 Devesty-Williams Scholarship, sponsored by the Syracuse Press Club, at the club’s annual awards event at Drumlin’s Country Club in Syracuse. He is slated to graduate in December. In addition to being a full-time student, Stackel works at WWNY-TV in Watertown as a general assignment reporter. He travels back and forth between Oswego and Watertown, reporting at 7News at least once a week.
Stackel’s accomplishments, credentials, and reference letters were assessed by active and associate members of the Syracuse Media, who serve on the Scholarship committee. “Asa’s written and video application materials showcased his solid academic student development and growth as a professional broadcaster,” said Gladys L. Cleland, chair of the SPC Scholarship Committee. “There will be no limit to Asa’s contributions as a future news leader – his has the ambition and passion to serve his audience.”
A proud Northern New York native, Stackel grew up in Copenhagen and was graduated from Copenhagen Central in 2009. He began studying journalism while in high school. During his senior year, Stackel served as a sports columnist for the Lowville Journal and Republican. He enjoyed the position so much, he decided to pursue his passion for journalism at Oswego State.
Following his graduation from Oswego State, Stackel will work full-time at WWNY-TV. He will complete his coursework online and shift his focus to improving his storytelling and reporting.
In his free time, Stackel plays for the club soccer team at Oswego State and works at WTOP-TV and WNYO 88.9 FM, the campus television and radio stations, respectively. He also enjoys all things outdoors, including skiing and the occasional fishing expedition.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 May 2012 13:48 )|
|"A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It’s disorderly. It’s dishonest and it’s not journalism."
---Fred W Friendly, Columbia School of Journalism
The Syracuse press Club would like to send its condolences to the family of long-time channel 3 and WSYR radio reporter Jerry Barsha. Barsha died September 10th at the Cleveland Clinic where he was undergoing treatment. He was 83.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at the Sisskind Funeral Chapel at 3175 East Genesee Street, Syracuse at 11am. Calling hours will immediately precede the services at the funeral home beginning at 10 am.
Jerry was a native of Brooklyn, who like many central New York broadcasters settled in the Syracuse area after attending and graduating Syracuse University. Jerry's career at what was then WSYR-TV 3 and WSYR Radio began in 1957, where he worked in both radio and television news. Jerry worked for 32 years at the station before retiring. He also taught for 35 years at Onondaga Community College. Jerry was a Syracuse Press Club Wall of Distinction honoree and a winner of the club's lifetime achievement award. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha, four daughters, and six grandchildren.
Here is a link to our page on Jerry, when he was installed on the Wall of Distinction