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|Sarah Hall Earns Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award|
Editors note: We are posting articles about the special club award winners honored May 5 at the annual SPC Awards dinner.
But now, it’s the only choice in her career path.
Hall is the editor of the Eagle Star-Review, returning in the last year after taking a brief break to stay at home with her son, Andrew, 3. The history buff wasn’t sure she belonged back in the journalism realm until doing a story about the non-profit Stand Against Suicide. Those community-based stories would likely be untold, otherwise, Hall said.
“It’s not the kind of story media outlets are tripping over each other to get to,” she said. “But it’s the kind of story that needs to be told.”
That commitment to community news is the reason Hall was nominated this year by co-workers for the Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award.
Hall is known for telling both sides of a story, representing the story fairly and accurately. Her compassion and determination show in her work.
She has been an editor with Eagle Newspapers since she graduated from college with a history degreee and stumbled into the news businesss.
Hall grew up in Liverpool and now lives in Clay with her son and her husband, Brian. She graduated cum laude from Colgate University with a degree in history and later earned her master’s degree from SUNY Oswego, also in history.
She is an adjunct professor of American history at Onondaga Community College. She is also training for her first sprint triathalon.
|Last Updated ( Monday, 14 May 2012 01:02 )|
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