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Selwyn Kershaw Award Winners

 Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award

 Selwyn Kershaw was an SPC president and copy editor of the Syracuse Herald-Journal noted for his high standards of journalism.  Here for a list of past winners .

2014: Ron Lombard, Time Warner Cable News 

2013: John Berry, The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com 

2013: Toni Guidice, The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com 

2012: Sarah Hall, Eagle Newspapers 

2012: Dennis Nett, The Post-Standard/Syracuse.com 

2011: Ed Jones, WSYR-TV Newschannel 9

2011: John O'Brien, The Post-Standard

2011: Richard Sullivan, The Post-Standard

2010: Mike Greenlar, photographer, The Post-Standard

2010: Kevin Maher, sportscaster, WSYR-AM

2009: Mike Grogan, crime and safety editor, The Post-Standard

2009: Roger Mirabito, assignment editor, WSYR-TV 

2008: Matt Mulcahy, anchor, WSTM-TV

2008: Mark Bialczak, music critic, Post -Standard

2007: Christie Casciano, anchor, WSYR-TV 9

2007: Daniel Lovell, director of new media, past managing editor, Eagle Newspapers

2007: John Lammers, projects editor, The Post-Standard

2006: Amber Smith, health reporter, The Post-Standard

2006: Carol Thompson, investigative reporter, The Valley News

2005: Dave Bullard, news director, WSYR; managing editor, Dot Publishing

2005: Michael J. Connor, executive editor, The Post-Standard

2004: Michael Davis, photographer, Syracuse New Times

2004: Chris Weidman, assistant news director, anchor, WSYR

2003: Keith Kobland, anchor, WTVH

2003: Jim Mulder, business writer, The Post-Standard

2002: Bill DeLapp, managing editor, Syracuse New Times

2002: Lou Gulino, special projects producer, WTVH

2001: Paul Ennis, executive producer, WIXT

2001: Saundra Smokes, syndicated columnist; writer, Syracuse Newspapers

2000: Dick DeLine, former assignment editor, WTVH

2000: Laura Hand, anchor/reporter, WSTM-TV

2000: Joe Picciotto, chief photojournalist, WTVH

1999: Shawn Wayson, chief videotape editor, WIXT

1998: Dick Case, columnist, Herald-Journal/Herald-American

1998: Dan Cummings, anchor and reporter, WIXT

1997: Sean Kirst, columnist, Syracuse Newspapers

1997: Dan Kane, reporter, Syracuse Newspapers

1997: Michele Locastro, former reporter, The (Auburn) Citizen; reporter Rochester D&C

1996: Jim O'Hara, reporter, Herald-Journal/Herald-American

1995: Jon Craig and Erik Kriss, reporters, Herald-Journal/Herald-American

1995: Sheryl Nathans, reporter, WIXT

1994: Hart Seely and Jon Craig, reporters, Herald-Journal/Herald-American

1993: David Connelly, former managing editor, The (Auburn) Citizen

1992: Stephanie Gibbs, The Post-Standard,

19__: Dan Cummings, managing editor, WIXT

1989: Stan Linhorst, Syracuse Herald-Journal

1986: Andy Brigham, news director, WIXT

1983: Jeffrey Rea, reporter, Syracuse Newspapers

1980: J. Leonard Gorman, executive editor, The Post-Standard

1978: Art Peterson, reporter, WIXT

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"If none of us ever read a book that was “dangerous,” had a friend who was “different” or joined an organization that advocated “change,” we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy’s]. He didn’t create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."
--Edward R. Murrow

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Joel Mareiniss

WSYR-TV (WSTM)

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For more than four decades, an instantly recognizable face, a captivating smile, and a voice that was once synonymous with Syracuse University football and basketball, Joel Mareiniss earned the distinction of being a Central New York broadcast legend.
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