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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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Central and Northern New York newsrooms gathered under one roof to celebrate the best of local journalism at the 2024 Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards. 200 guests attended the …

The Transparency Award, formerly known as the President’s Award for Best News Source, is given to those who provide access, information, and insight to journalists covering stories important to the citizens of Central New York.

SPC is delighted to share Violet Scibior of CNY Central and Glenn “Gomez” Adams of TK99 will host the Syracuse Press Club Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 4, 2024! Meteorologist Violet Scibior …

The Syracuse Press Club is pleased to announce two longtime sportswriters Donna Ditota and Mike Waters of Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard have been named to the SPC Wall of Distinction for 2024! This …

Congratulations to Glenn Coin, the weather, environment and science reporter for syracuse.com and The Post-Standard. He also covers Micron Technology's plans to build a $100 billion chip plant in Central New York.

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 …

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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.