Send us your

company news! Share

your organization's information.

Send releases to


38th Annual Professional Recognition Awards and Scholarship Dinner

April 30, 2016, 6 PM cocktails, 7 PM dinner

at Drumlins Country Club, 800 Nottingham Road

 Follow syrpressclub on Twitter
  • 40 percent of Financial Times readers stop ad-blocking when asked
    Finally, some encouraging news in the fight for digital advertising dollars. The Financial Times announced this morning that, after a 30-day experiment to combat the use of ad-blockers on its website, almost 40 percent of readers agreed to view advertising when asked to do so. The results of the experiment are an indicator that readers […]
  • The Huffington Post is raising money for groups of people Trump has insulted
    This week, The Huffington Post launched a crowdfunding campaign for groups that represent people Donald Trump has insulted. "Join us in supporting these organizations, which represent communities that have been maligned and attacked by Donald Trump over the course of this election, and which are working tirelessly on issues of justice and equality for all […]
  • The challenges facing the heir apparent at The New York Times
    Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, the new boss-in-waiting at The New York Times, is facing a big challenge: plotting the future of a national treasure in a journalism industry where […]

Joan Vadeboncoeur


Herald American

Joan E. Vadeboncoeur, went to work at The Post-Standard as a reporter immediately after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College. But since she already had several years experience in theater work, she was a natural choice years later when the job of entertainment writer-editor opened at the Herald-Journal.
Joan, a life resident of the Syracuse area, began working in the box office of Famous Artists Country Playhouse in Fayetteville while still in high school. During summer vacations in college, Joan switched to the Famous Artists Country Playhouse in East Rochester, where she also worked in the box office and as assistant to the producer.

While studying theater at Sarah Lawrence, Joan gained more experience by working in a Broadway producer's office. Her jobs included working on "Midsummer," the play in which Geraldine Page made her Broadway bow. She also appeared in college productions.

After two years at The Post-Standard, Joan moved to the Herald-Journal as a general assignment reporter covering traffic accidents and other mishaps, and writing obituaries. She often rode in ambulances to accident scenes. Soon, her duties expanded as she filled in for vacationing movie and television writers.

Not too much later, Joan was appointed as music writer. Within two years, she became entertainment writer-editor, which included television, music, films, and theater.

Joan, now an entertainment columnist, has received the Syracuse Press Club's Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been honored by the Salt City Center for the Performing Arts and the Contemporary Theatre of Syracuse. She is a former member of Women in Communications. --Joseph A. Porcell
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 November 2008 01:26 )
    "Their constant yelping about a free press means, with a few honorable exceptions, freedom to peddle scandal, crime, sex, sensationalism, hate, innuendo and the political and financial uses of propaganda. A newspaper is a business out to make money through advertising revenue. That is predicated on the circulation and you know what circulation depends on."
--Raymond Chandler

Wall of Distinction

Jerry Barsha



During 32 years of reporting on Central New York radio and television, Jerry Barsha gave meaning to the term "breaking news." He broke many exclusive stories and conducted news investigations that brought him recognition from the home audience and his peers alike.
Read more...Link

Who's Online?

We have 11 guests online