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39th Annual Professional Recognition Awards and Scholarship Dinner

May 6, 2017, 6 PM cocktails, 7 PM dinner

at Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road

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SPC Announces 2016 Award Finalists
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:21

The Syracuse Press Club would like to thank all of you for entering this year's 39th 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 local journalists receiving special club awards for Best Newcomer, Professional Standards, 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 under the direction of Eagle Newspapers editor Sarah Hall.
 
To reserve a table for the dinner, please click here. Our reservations deadline is TUESDAY, MAY 2. 

Note the names of winners and media organizations are in random order.  We will announce at the May 6th awards dinner who won first and second place.

Read on for the list. 
 
 

RADIO

 

NEWS FEATURE

WRVO-FM, Ellen Abbott, “Farmers try to find ways to deal with more severe weather”

WAER-FM, Chris Bolt, “Heroin and Drug Abuse as a Congressional Campaign Issue: New York District 24”

 

"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE

WAER-FM, Chris Bolt, “Syracuse Jazzfest Turns 34: Decades of Bringing Music and People Together”

WAER-FM, Scott Willis, “Bikes for Peace: Pop-up Bike Shop in Park with Violent Past”

 

SPORTS STORY

WAER-FM, Jared Barton, “The Reformation of the Big East"

WAER-FM, Dan Silverman, “Legacy of Pearl Washington & Syracuse Basketball"

 

SPORTS SHOW

WAER-FM, Marco Socci, Michael Tricarico, Jared Barton and Sean Salisbury, “Countdown to Kickoff: Syracuse vs. Virgina”

WAER-FM, William Wheeler, Chris Polera, Andrew Carter, Noah Wolfe, “WAER's Sportsnight Reflects on the World Series”

 

SPECIAL PROGRAM

WRVO-FM, Grant Reeher, Jason Smith, Catherine Loper, “Katko, Deacon hold first debate for 24th Congressional District on the Campbell Conversations”

WRVO-FM, Lorraine Rapp, Linda Lowen, Leah Landry and Catherine Loper, “Take Care: Dental Floss & Foods that Lower Blood Pressure”

 

DAILY PRINT MEDIA

 

INVESTIGATIVE STORY / SERIES

The Cortland Standard, Todd R. McAdam and Tyrone L. Heppard, “Fluoride: Public Health vs. Private Choice”

The Citizen, Greg Mason, “Auburn police chief's retirement payout”

 

NEWS FEATURE / SERIES

The Palladium Times, Benjamin Kail, Seth Wallace and Ryan Franklin, “Oswego mayor's ethics board proposal at odds with state norms”

The Cortland Standard, Todd R. McAdam, “School Lunch: Balancing the Books and the Calories”

 

HUMAN INTEREST FEATURE / SERIES

The Cortland Standard, Todd R. McAdam, “The day the war hit home”

The Cortland Standard, Nick Graziano, “Downtown Cortland becomes hub for new 'Pokemon Go' game”

 

NON-DAILY PRINT MEDIA

 

INVESTIGATIVE STORY / SERIES

West Onondaga County Journal, Ellen Leahy, “Taking care of Chris Roy”

The Stand, Ashley McBride, “High utility builds”

 

NEWS FEATURE / SERIES

West Onondaga County Journal, Ellen Leahy, “War torn: A refugee family’s story”

The Stand, Ashley Kang and Rachel George, “Neighborhood trauma”

 

"HUMAN INTEREST" FEATURE

The Stand, Ryan Raigrodski and Ashley Kang, “Finding Purpose: We Rise Above the Streets distributes needed meals to homeless”

New York Horse Magazine, Renee Gadoua, Katie Navarra, Margaret McCormick, “The Healing Horse”

 

SPORTS STORY

Syracuse New Times, Matt Michael, “SNT sports stories”

New York Horse Magazine, Bill Flynn, Glenye Cain Oakford, Janis Barth, “3 legends”

 

SPECIAL INTEREST PRINT MEDIA

 

MAGAZINE

New York Horse Magazine, Janis Barth and Darren Sanefski

Welding and Gases Today, staff

 

ALL PRINT

 

COLUMN

The Citizen, Todd R. McAdam, “A tale of two sausages”

The Buffalo News, Sean Kirst, “Flying the flag, for freedom and love”

 

CRITIQUE

The Citizen, David Wilcox, “Why 'Tom Clancy's The Division' is Donald Trump's dream game”

Syracuse.com, Katrina Tulloch, “Jekyll and Hyde in glitter: Two Keshas emerge at short, sticky NYS Fair concert”

 

EDITORIAL

The Citizen, Mike Down, “Face hazing with dialogue, not silence”

The Reporter, Rabbi Rachel Esserman, “Opinion or fact”

 

FEATURE PHOTO

Eagle Star-Review, Herm Card, “Big Duck in town… and some smaller admirers”

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis, “Air show selfie”

 

PHOTO ESSAY

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis, “Peace and perspective underscore protest marches”

New York Horse Magazine, Michael Davis, “The Artful Horse: Saratoga”

 

SPORTS PHOTO

New York Horse Magazine, Megan Stapley, “Height of perfection”

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis, “Malachi Richardson”

 

SCENIC PHOTO

New York Horse Magazine, Wells Horton, “September 3 – Woodland Pond”

Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis, “Fall foliage”

 

PORTRAIT

New York Horse Magazine, Jessica Berman, “Unbowed.”

The Citizen, Kevin Rivoli, “Football MVP”

 

FRONT PAGE DESIGN

Syracuse New Times, Greg Minix

Syracuse New Times, Greg Minix

 

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION

Eagle Star Review, Sarah Hall, “Election 2016”

Syracuse New Times, Greg Minix, “SNT Arts Issue Cover”

 

TELEVISION

 

SPOT NEWS

CNY Central, Staff, “Baby Maddox found”

TWC News, Staff, “Six dead in Martin Street fire”

 

INVESTIGATIVE STORY

WSYR TV, “Your Stories: Pool scammer, Aug. 11, 2016, Oct. 21, 2016”

CNY Central, Matt Mulcahy and Matt Landers, “Metro Fence investigation”

 

NEWS FEATURE

WWNY TV, Diane Rutherford and Mae Roberts, “The refugee idea”

WSYR TV, Jeff Kulikowsky, Mark Folsom and Scott Irving, “Made in Central New York: Various Dates”

 

“HUMAN INTEREST” FEATURE

CNY Central, Niko Tamurian, “Winning the battle: The coach that couldn’t give up”

WWNY TV, Patrick Malowski, “All in the family”

 

SPORTS STORY

WSYR-TV, Steve Infanti, “Jack Sheridan story, May 13, 2016”

WSYR-TV, Steve Infanti, “Breanna Stewart, Senior Night: February, 29, 2016”

 

SPORTS SHOW

TWC News, Staff, “First and Ten, October 14, 2016”

TWC News, Staff, “Cuse Nation: Babers on board”

 

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SPORTSCAST

CNY Central, Niko Tamurian, Matt Hauswirth and Justin Page, “Rivalry heartbreak in Manhattan”

CNY Central, Niko Tamurian, “Marsh’s amazing return”

 

REGULARLY SCHEDULED LOCAL NEWSCAST

TWC News, Staff, “Time Warner Cable News All Evening at 5 - November 16, 2016”

WKTV, Jason Powles, Katrina Smith and WKTV Staff, , “Newschannel 2 at Noon – 12/16/16”

 

BEST WEATHERCAST

CNY Central, Peter Hall, “Morning weathercast from November 21st, 2016 - Big snowstorm”

WKTV, Jill Reale, “Morning Weather - December 26, 2016”

 

SPECIAL PROGRAM

WSYR-TV, Carrie Lazarus, Tim Fox and Shawn Wayson, “Carrie Lazarus Presents: Extraordinary People, Places and Things: Hotel Syracuse June 21, 2016”

WSYR-TV, Staff, “Carrie Lazarus Presents: Extraordinary People, Places and Things: LIVE December 21, 2016”

 

VIDEO JOURNALISM

TWC News, Brian Dwyer

TWC News, Tom Walters

 

PHOTO ESSAY

TWC News, Thomas Walters, “A Dickens Christmas”

TWC News, Thomas Walters, “The Regional Market”

 

ONLINE JOURNALISM CATEGORY

 

MULTIMEDIA STORY

cnycentral.com, Matt Mulcahy and Matt Landers, “Metro Fence investigation”

syracuse,com, Marnie Eisenstadt and Mike Dupras, “End of Genius: As Scott Keane drank himself to death, friends refused to let go”

 

BREAKING NEWS

urbancny.com, Kenneth Jackson, “Onondaga County Executive Mahoney Has Had Enough of Syracuse Mayor Miner”

cnycentral, Staff, “The search for Baby Maddox”

 

NEWS WEBSITE

auburnpub.com, Robert Harding and staff

TWCnews.com, Tim Robertson

 

BLOG

auburnpub.com, Robert Harding, “Eye on NY”

urbancny.com, Kenneth Jackson, “Ken's Blog "The Hall Monitor”

 

Student Contest

 

BEST RADIO SPORTS STORY

NCC News, Tim Scott, “Rally Time for the National Pastime: How Declining Numbers Hurt Youth Baseball”

NCC News, Cole Zimmerman, “Breaking Barriers: How the Disabled Community Plays Hockey”

 

BEST RADIO NEWS STORY

92 WICB, Kelli Kyle and Elena Piech, “Media Analysis: When big city media cover small town tragedy”

92 WICB, Kelli Kyle, Amanda Chin, Madeline Lester and Peter Champelli, “Ithaca community responds to national election results”

 

BEST RADIO FEATURE STORY

92 WICB, Kelli Kyle and Aaron Zufall, “Wizarding Weekend casts a spell over Ithaca”

NCC News, Joe Bloss, “The Lost Tapes: How the Cassette Found Its Way Back”

 

BEST PRINT FEATURE STORY

Utica College, Ben Mehic, “Reality of mental illness”

Utica College, James McClendon, “Greg Roberts: Forever a pioneer.”

 

BEST TELEVISION SPORTS STORY

NCC News, Jonathan Gordon, “Syracuse Goalie Overcomes Setback to Become a Star”

OswegoNow.org, Morgan Rumpf, “Oswego's Alex Botten enters 100 point club”

 

BEST TELEVISION NEWS STORY

NCC News, Nick Papantonis, “Drug ring busted”

NCC News, Brooke Glatz, “Remembrance Scholar Jamie Weiss Profile”

 

BEST TELEVISION FEATURE STORY

NCC News, Meghan Mistry, “The Bottle Man" Dedicates His Life to Breast Cancer Fundraising”

NCC News, Nick Papantonis, “Despite area trend, local manufacturer expands”

 

BEST MULTIMEDIA STORY

NCC News, Broadcast Journalism Masters Students 2016-17, “Syracuse Black Lives Matter Protest Stays Peaceful”

The Newshouse, The Dome 35 Team, “Dome 35: The Legend and Future of Syracuse's Carrier Dome”

  
Last Updated ( Monday, 01 May 2017 13:15 )
 
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---Fred W Friendly, Columbia School of Journalism

Wall of Distinction


Rosemary Robinson

The Post-Standard

Rosemary Robinson was a pioneer in Syracuse journalism, becoming the first woman city editor of The Post-Standard and later the newspaper’s first female managing editor.
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