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SPC announces awards finalists
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Friday, 18 April 2014 12:40

The Syracuse Press Club would like to thank all of you for entering this year's 36th 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 at Drumlins local journalists receiving special club awards for professional standards, new journalist, scholarship and best news source. We will also be adding a well-deserving journalist to our Wall of Distinction. 

The Press Club’s contest is conducted completely digital by the Better Newspaper Contest.

To reserve a table for the dinner, please head to our website. Our reservations deadline is WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30th.

Please note the names of winners and media organizations are in random order.  We will announce at the May 3 awards dinner who won first and second place awards.

2013 categories

 

RADIO

SPOT NEWS

WRVO-FM, Ryan Delaney and Ellen Abbott

WRVO-FM, Joanna Richards

INVESTIGATIVE STORY

WRVO-FM, Ryan Delaney

WRVO-FM, Ryan Delaney

NEWS FEATURE

WRVO-FM, Joanna Richards

WAER-FM, Chris Bolt

 

"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE

WAER-FM, John Smith

WAER-FM, Chris Bolt

SPORTS STORY

WRVO-FM, Gino Geruntino

WAER-FM, Gabe Altieri

SPORTS SHOW

WAER-FM, Gabe Altieri and Evan Weston

WAER-FM, Matt Appel and Marc Weber

REGULARLY SCHEDULED LOCAL NEWSCAST

WRVO-FM, WRVO news department and Jason Smith

WAER-FM, Scott Willis and Chris Bolt

DOCUMENTARY

WRVO-FM, Garrick Utley, Sidsel Overgaard, Catherine Loper and Mark Lavonier

WRVO-FM, Catherine Loper and Mark Lavonier

PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM

WAER-FM (freelance), Allie Wenner

WRVO-FM, Lorraine Rapp, Linda Lowen, Catherine Loper and Leah Landry

DAILY PRINT MEDIA

SPOT NEWS

The Post-Standard, Staff

The Post-Standard, Sean Kirst

INVESTIGATIVE STORY

The Post-Standard, Marnie Eisenstadt and staff

The Post-Standard, Michelle Briedenbach

NEWS FEATURE / SERIES

The Post-Standard, Paul Riede

The Post-Standard, Dave Tobin and Charley Hannigan

"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE

The Post-Standard, Marnie Eisenstadt

The Post-Standard, Dave Tobin

SPORTS STORY

The Post-Standard, Mike Waters

The Post-Standard, Chris Carlson

NON-DAILY PRINT MEDIA

INVESTIGATIVE STORY

The Valley News, Carol Thompson

Syracuse New Times, Carol Thompson

NEWS FEATURE / SERIES

Eagle Star-Review, Sarah Hall

Syracuse New Times, Fred Fiske and Michael Davis

"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE

Eagle Star-Review, Sarah Hall

Catholic Sun, Claudia Mathis

SPORTS STORY

Syracuse New Times, Stephen Cohen

Urban CNY, Russ Tarby

SPECIAL INTEREST PRINT MEDIA

MAGAZINE

CNY Good Life, Linda Bien and Peter Allen

The Stand, Staff

ALL PRINT

COLUMN

Syracuse New Times, Jeff Kramer

Eagle Star-Review, Sarah Hall

CRITIQUE

The Reporter, Rabbi Rachel Esserman

The Post-Standard, Chris Baker

EDITORIAL

The Post-Standard, Steve Carlic

The Post-Standard, Marie Morelli

HEADLINE WRITING

The Post-Standard, Sonja Duntley

Syracuse New Times, Bill DeLapp

FEATURE PHOTO

The Post-Standard, Dennis Nett

The Post-Standard, Kevin Rivoli

PHOTO ESSAY

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis

SPORTS PHOTO

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis

PORTRAIT

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis

FRONT PAGE DESIGN:

The Post-Standard, Susan Santola

The Catholic Sun, Willie Putmon

GRAPHICS/ART ILLUSTRATION

CNY Good Life, Peter Allen

CNY Good Life, Peter Allen

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

SPOT NEWS

CNY Central, Katie Corrado

CNY Central, Laura Hand and Andy Wolf

INVESTIGATIVE STORY

WSYR TV, Leigh Isaacson and Scott Irving

WWNY TV, Asa Stackel

NEWS FEATURE

WKTV, Allison Norlian and Tom Geise

TWC News, Brian Dwyer

"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE

WBNG-TV, Perry Russom

TWC News, Brian Dwyer and R.D. White

SPORTS STORY

CNY Central, Kellie Cowan

WENY-TV, Andy Malnoske

SPORTS SHOW

WSYR-TV, WSYR-TV Sports Department

YNN, Staff

VIDEO JOURNALISM

WENY-TV, Andy Malnoske

TWC News, Katie Gibas

VIDEO ESSAY

WSYR-TV, Jim Kearns

CNY Central, Lewis Karpel

SPECIAL PROGRAM

TWC News, Staff

WSYR-TV, Carrie Lazarus, Shawn Wayson and Jessica Purchiaroni

ONLINE JOURNALISM CATEGORY

MULTIMEDIA STORY

Syracuse.com, Dave Tobin

WAER.com, Chris Bolt

NEWS WEBSITE

Syracuse New Times, syracusenewtimes.com

9wsyr.com, LocalSyr.com

BLOG

urbancny.com, Ken Jackson

syracuse.com, Kevin Rivoli

PUBLIC RESOURCES

WSYR-TV, OnTheLookout.net

Student Contest

BEST NEWS STORY

The Oswegonian, Patrick Malowski

The Newshouse, Tyler Greenawalt, Andrew Renneisen and Ethan Backer

BEST SPORTS STORY

The Newshouse, Alison Joy, Lauren Teng, Callan Gray and Joe Diglio

NCC News, Kevin Fitzgerald

BEST FEATURE STORY

The Newshouse, Allie Caren

The Newshouse, Andrew Renneisen

BEST MULTIMEDIA STORY

The Newshouse, staff

The Oswegonian, Patrick Malowski

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 13:04 )
 
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Wall of Distinction


Richard Long

Herald-Journal

Herald American

Skaneateles Press

Richard Long's career has spanned the world and embraced such endeavors as reporter, columnist, author, playwright, documentary filmmaker, director and producer.
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