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The unprovoked attack by a uniformed police officer on a local news photographer is a shameful moment in the history of the City of Syracuse. We, the Syracuse Press Club, call on Mayor Ben Walsh and Police Chief Kenton Buckner to publicly, swiftly denounce this officer’s actions and declare that such behavior by law enforcement…
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It has been a difficult, demanding few months for Syracuse-area newsrooms. Many reporters have been working outside the safety of their homes to report the news during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve been delivering “journalist care packages” to CNY newsrooms with hand sanitizer, gloves, snacks, water bottles, lotto tix and more. Hopefully, these have made your…
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For a number of years, I have been honored to serve as the photographer for the Syracuse Press Club Awards. Unfortunately, this year’s in-person ceremony gave way to circumstances that necessitated it becoming an online presentation, a somewhat ironic validation of the trend in today’s media. A highlight for me this year would have been…
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Syracuse Press Club congratulates all winners for the 42 Annual Professional Recognition Awards! The coronavirus pandemic has upended life as we know it — including the awards banquet scheduled for April 18. But the Syracuse Press Club board arranged for four live broadcasts on Facebook, hosted by Chris Bolt, Brent Axe, TeNesha Murphy and Ricky…
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NOTICE: The Syracuse Press Club Board of Directors at its May 2020 meeting proposed changes to the bylaws governing the club. In accordance with the bylaws, the changes must be posted to the organization’s website and social media in the month prior to adoption by the board for input by the membership. Proposed changes are…
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Congratulations to Mike Curtis, high school sports reporter of syracuse.com and The Post-Standard newspaper, who has been selected for the 2020 A. Brohmann Roth Newcomer Award. The award is presented to promising young journalists who are beginning their careers in print, broadcast or digital media. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Tennessee State University and earned…
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The Syracuse Press Club is pleased to announce Kevin Rivoli as the 2020 winner of the prestigious Bill Carey Journalist of the Year Award. The club annually recognizes a Journalist of the Year who stands out among his or her peers for contributions to news coverage in a 12-month period.
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The Syracuse Press Club is thrilled to announce our second and final 2020 inductee for the Wall of Distinction: Post-Standard and syracuse.com photojournalist Mike Greenlar. Mike has been a powerful force behind the lens since 1979. He worked for the Syracuse Newspapers in the 1980s before leaving for a career as a freelance photographer. He returned in…
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NewsChannel 9’s Edward “Eddie” Jones will be inducted to the Syracuse Press Club’s Wall of Distinction in 2020. The Wall of Distinction is where outstanding journalists in Central New York are permanently enshrined, and it is located in the theater lobby of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center in downtown Syracuse. Eddie has been employed…
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Syracuse Press Club congratulates the finalists for the 42 Annual Professional Recognition Awards. The coronavirus pandemic has upended or postponed life as we know it — including the awards banquet scheduled for April 18. We plan to host a virtual award presentation soon, where winners can tune in to learn their first, second and third…
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The coronavirus pandemic is putting journalists to the test. A nonstop news cycle filled with tragedy after tragedy undoubtedly takes an emotional toll on the people behind the bylines, cameras and news reports that are so critical to communities coping with this unprecedented public health and economic crisis. Journalists, too, need help dealing with the…
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The Syracuse Press Club is pleased to announce Al Vieira of the Cortland Standard as the 2020 winner of the Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award. This award is presented to individuals whose high standards in performing their work serve as an inspiration to others. Today, Al is a copy editor at the Cortland Standard, where he has…
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Thank you to Lisa Dell and her office for setting a fine example for news sources across Central New York.
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It is with great regret that we must postpone our 42nd Syracuse Press Club awards banquet, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020. Our board of directors has been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 crisis and the directives from public health experts urging social distancing. It is clear to us the banquet cannot take place. Our decision…
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — We’d like to take a moment to applaud local journalists for their coverage of COVID-19 and its effects on our coverage areas across Central New York. This month, we watched our local journalists in print, radio, broadcast and digital news doggedly serving their communities with constant updates from schools, hospitals, government officials,…
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About our Panelists Sean Kirst is an award-winning journalist who has been writing in Upstate New York for more than 45 years. A native of Dunkirk, N.Y. (near Buffalo), Kirst worked at Syracuse newspapers for 27 years, most of that time as a columnist for The Post-Standard. He is the recipient of many journalism awards,…
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The Syracuse Press Club will hold a professional development panel on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, called “Political Reporting in the Trump Era.” Syracuse University professor Joel Kaplan, Associate Dean for Professional Graduate Studies at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will moderate a panel of three national political reporters to discuss how they cover the candidates and major issues in the 2020 election.
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The Syracuse Press Club is unhappy to announce the recipient of its third-ever [REDACTED] Award – an award for a public agency that most undermines the public’s right to know. SPC has selected the NYSDOH – New York State Health Department for its relentless heel-dragging in the completion of Freedom of Information Law requests. It often takes…
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The Syracuse Press Club thanks all the entrants to this year’s 41st Annual Professional Recognition Awards Contest. Judges from across America reviewed the entries and awarded first, second and third-place winners in numerous competitions in TV, radio, print, online and college journalism categories. Our awards were handed out at our banquet on Saturday, April 27. Are…