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SPC’s Annual Professional Recognition Awards Contest is open for entries. For 40 years, Central New York journalists have submitted their best work in TV, radio, print, online and college news to our contest. Each spring, the club recognizes reporters, editors and photographers from across the region at a celebration held in Syracuse.

Who we are

The Syracuse Press Club was founded in 1951. Its members are journalists, educators, students and communications professionals working in local Central New York print, radio, television and digital media.

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The Syracuse Press Club is pleased to announce the winner of our 2024 Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award. This award is presented to individuals whose high standards in performing their work …

Thomas is a senior at SUNY Oswego with a broadcast and mass communication major with a minor in political science.

The Syracuse Press Club is pleased to announce the winner of the 2024 A. Brohmann Roth Newcomer Award, based on stellar work by a young reporter in 2023. Congratulations to Darian Stevenson, …

(Andy Wolf of CNYCentral / WSTM/WTVH, photo by Herm Card) Central and northern New York newsrooms gathered under one roof to celebrate the best of local journalism at the 2023 …

The Syracuse Press Club board is proud to announce the 2023 winner of our prestigious $2,000 Devesty-Williams Scholarship. Congratulations to Alexandra Elkins of Liverpool, N.Y.! Allie plans to becomes a …

The Syracuse Press Club is pleased to announce Urban CNY’s longtime news editor and publisher Ken Jackson has been named to the SPC Wall of Distinction for 2023! This is the club’s …

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The Syracuse Press Club invites all working and inactive journalists to become members of the club. Your membership fee supports our annual banquet, journalism scholarship and events throughout the year. Click below for more information and to join today!

Wall of Distinction

The Wall of Distinction is where outstanding journalists in Central New York are permanently enshrined. Located in the theater lobby of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse, the first group of inductees was first installed to the Wall on Dec. 4, 2000. This was also the date the Syracuse Press Club’s 50th anniversary was observed.