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|Eagle Newspapers has suspended publishing its City Eagle weekly which served residents in Syracuse since 2003. The company also eliminated two positions. Amanda Seef, who heads up the SPC's Young Professionals inititive was one of those let go. Here is a link to Eagle publisher Dave Tyler's comments about the situation.|
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 June 2012 16:24 )|
|"Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost."
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