Syracuse Press Club’s 37th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards “Finalists” Announced

The Syracuse Press Club will honor contest winners and local journalists receiving special club awards for Best Newcomer, Professional Standards, and Best News Source. SPC will also be adding a well-deserving journalist to their Wall of Distinction. Those winners will be announced soon.

The Syracuse Press Club’s 37th annual Scholarship and Professional Recognition Awards Dinner will be held May 2, 2015 at Drumlins Country Club on Nottingham Road in Syracuse.  Annually, The Syracuse Press Club presents a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving journalism student. Things get underway with a Cash bar at 6 p.m., buffet dinner at 7 p.m. with the program to follow. The Syracuse Press Club will reveal the names of first and second place winners at that time.

The Press Club’s contest is conducted completely digital by the Better Newspaper Contest under the direction of Eagle Newspapers editor Sarah Hall. Volunteers from numerous press clubs across America judged the entries and selected first- and second-place winners in numerous competitions in TV, radio, print, online and college journalism categories.

urbancny.com honored again!

This year Urban CNY’s web version urbancny.com has been honored with an award for the, Online Journalism Category, “Blog” urbancny.com, Ken Jackson, “The Hall Monitor”.

Urban CNY/urbancny.com and Kenneth Jackson have been honored, 11 consecutive yearsUrban CNY Web Button with journalism awards. Awarded New York Press Association’s 2004 Better Newspaper Award for “Best Column”.  Jackson continued with print awards for his City Eagle column, Urban CNY columns and urbancny.com website with annual honors leading to the upcoming 2014 Syracuse Press Club’s Online Journalism award.

These awards were judged by various news organizations and press clubs across the country. According to founder and publisher Ken Jackson, “I am pleased that the journalism community has recognized Urban CNY as a voice, one of many coming from a diverse community. The award also shows that you don’t have to be a large publication to participate. An indication that African-American voices do matter in ongoing discussions about politics, civil rights, equality of opportunity and how we live our lives in Syracuse New York.”  Urban CNY aka The Constitution began in 1989 and is celebrating its 26th year of operation.

SPC's Wall of Distinction (located at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center)

SPC’s Wall of Distinction (located at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center) “Click” to enlarge image.

To Make Dinner Reservations

Individual tickets are $40. A table of ten can be purchased for $380. Deadline for reservations will be Wednesday April 29th! Please don’t delay.

Please note: payment will only be accepted via PayPal (you can use that for credit card or insert checking number).

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The following are the 2014 Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards winners.
Note the names of winners and media organizations are in random order.  The Syracuse Press Club will announce at the May 2nd awards dinner who won first and second place awards.

2014 Categories

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DAILY PRINT MEDIA

SPOT NEWS
The Post-Standard, Staff, “Violent storm rips through Central New York, killing four”
The Citizen, Greg Mason, “Tinkers Guild fire”

NEWS FEATURE / SERIES
The Citizen, Staff, “Wealth of poverty”
The Post-Standard, Ken Sturtz and Jeff Stein, “Imperfect Justice: Why it took 44 years to catch hit-and-run victim Carolee Ashby’s killer”

SPORTS STORY
The Post-Standard, Nate Mink, “The mystique of Marvin Harrison: Why has Syracuse’s greatest receiver never come back?”
The Watertown Daily Times, Chris Brock, “The life that almost ended”

NON-DAILY PRINT MEDIA

INVESTIGATIVE STORY
Syracuse New Times, Ed Griffin-Nolan, “Could this happen here?”
Syracuse New Times, Ed Griffin-Nolan, “Exerting influence”

NEWS FEATURE / SERIES
Eagle Star-Review, Sarah Hall, “Ethics complaint filed against Zambrano”
Syracuse New Times, Renee Gadoua, “One in four women will be raped”

“HUMAN INTEREST” FEATURE
Baldwinsville Messenger, Ashley M. Casey, “Local vets visit Pearl Harbor”
Catholic Sun, Pat Shea, “A mother’s prayer, a child’s future”

SPORTS STORY
Eagle Star-Review, Phil Blackwell, “Warriors beat C-NS, reclaim sectional softball title”
Eagle Bulletin, Phil Blackwell, “F-M boys win first sectional lacrosse title in 21 years”

SPECIAL INTEREST PRINT MEDIA

MAGAZINE
CNY The Good Life, Linda Bien and Peter Allen, “November/December issue”
New York Horse Magazine, Janis Barth, “Winter 2014”

ALL PRINT

Coffee and Newspaper

COLUMN
Syracuse New Times, Ed Griffin-Nolan, “Why can’t Save 81 just tell the truth?”
The Post-Standard, Sean Kirst, “’Easter miracle’: Children’s author Eric Carle reconnects with lost Syracuse friend after 82 years”

CRITIQUE
The Post-Standard, Chris Baker, “B.B. King struggles through Jazz Fest, and we love him for it”
The Post-Standard, Katrina Tulloch, “Here’s why the Landmark Theater Halloween party was cancelled”

EDITORIAL
The Reporter, Rabbi Rachel Esserman, “Unacceptable treatment”
Syracuse New-Times, Larry Dietrich, “Missing in action on the campaign trail”

HEADLINE WRITING
The Post-Standard, Chris Baker
Syracuse New Times, Bill DeLapp

CARL SINGLE AWARD FOR SPOT NEWS PHOTO
The Post-Standard, Ellen M. Blalock, “Smithfield tornado: The clothes that daughter Paris once wore”
Cazenovia Republican, Gene Gissin, “East Road barn destroyed in Monday fire”

FEATURE PHOTO
Cazenovia Republican, Jason Emerson, “Cazenovia turns out for St. Baldrick’s, raises more than $42k to fight childhood cancer”
The Post-Standard, Kevin Rivoli, “Graduation kiss”

PHOTO ESSAY
The Post-Standard, Michelle Gabel, “Camillus woman who was shot in the face five years ago rebuilds her life”
auburnpub.com, Sarah Jean Condon, “Auburn Correctional Facility inmate graduation”

SPORTS PHOTO
Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis, “Rugby”
The Post-Standard, Dennis Nett, “Meet the Uticuse Hellbenders women’s rugby team”

PORTRAIT
Eagle Star-Review, Herm Card, “Major Jared A. Laurin with two of the things he has sworn to protect: his daughter, Jade, and the American flag”
Syracuse New Times, Michael Davis, “Colin Aberdeen”

FRONT PAGE DESIGN:
The Syracuse New Times, Caitlin O’Donnell and Meaghan Arbital
The Post-Standard, Susan Santola

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION
The Post-Standard, Peter Allen, “Halloween story contest”
CNY The Good Life, Peter Allen, “Peter Allen illustrations”

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

Camera

SPOT NEWS
CNY Central, Kellie Cowan and Lewis Karpel, “Buried in Buffalo: Neighbors brace for more snow, NFL moves Bills game”
CNY Central, Matt Stevens and Lewis Karpel, “Stranded in the snow on 81”

INVESTIGATIVE STORY
TWC News, Katie Gibas, “Peeling NY license plates”
WSYR-TV, Rachel Polansky and Scott Irving, “Your Stories: Contractor investigation”

NEWS FEATURE
TWC News, Brian Dwyer, “Changing with the times”
TWC News, Brian Dwyer, Katie Gibas, Sarah Blazonis and Tamara Lindstrom, “Unsolved but not forgotten”

“HUMAN INTEREST” FEATURE
WSYR-TV, Dave Longley, Tim Taylor, Ellen Graser and Cody Wolf, “Storm Team winter outlook”
CNY Central, Niko Tamurian and Andy Wolf, “The faces of Challenger Baseball”

SPORTS STORY
CNY Central, Lewis Karpel and Kellie Cowan, “Cortland coach goes under the knife in hopes of saving a life”
WENY-TV, Andy Malnoske, “Courage in Corby: Corning’s Whitney Corby”

SPORTS SHOW
CNY Central, Niko Tamurian, Adrian Autry, Tom Eschen and Andy Wolf, “The Orange Zone: Syracuse’s shocking buzzer-beater victory”
TWC News, Staff, “ACC basketball 101”

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SPORTSCAST
CNY Central, Niko Tamurian, “National Signing Day”
WKTV, Mike Levin, Spencer Davidson and staff, “Sports Express, Sept. 12”

REGULARLY SCHEDULED LOCAL NEWSCAST
WSYR-TV, Staff, “NewsChannel 9 at 6:00”
WSYR-TV, Staff, “The Morning News on NewsChannel 9”

WEATHER NEWS
WKTV, Jill Reale and Keith Hunt, “Is the weather getting worse?”
CNY Central, Peter Hall

SPECIAL PROGRAM
WSYR-TV, Staff, “Extraordinary…Live!”
WSYR-TV, Dan Cummings and Jack Estabrook, “Honor Flight: Heroes Journey”

VIDEO JOURNALISM
TWC News, Brian Dwyer
CNY Central, Lewis Karpel

VIDEO ESSAY
TWC News, Ben Augustine, “The voice of harness racing retires”
TWC News, Jim Gibbons, “Giving back: Ralph Rotella”

PHOTOJOURNALISM
CNY Central, Lewis Karpel
Upstate Medical University, Ross Taylor

RADIO 

Radio

SPOT NEWS
WRVO-FM, Ellen Abbott and WRVO news staff, “Tornadoes strike region, killing four, leveling buildings and destroying a community”
WRVO-FM, Catherine Loper, Joanna Richards and WRVO news staff, “Snow storm shuts down North Country, many travelers stranded”

NEWS FEATURE
WAER-FM, Helena Battipaglia and Chris Bolt, “Lime shortage in Central New York has roots in international trade and even drug cartels”
A. Randall Wenner, “Student app helps warn Israeli citizens about incoming missiles”

INVESTIGATIVE STORY
WRVO-FM, Ryan Delaney, “Crashed drone was flying with gear that couldn’t handle the cold”
WRVO-FM, Ryan Delaney, “25 assault rifles and 1 armored truck: The hand-me-down military gear Syracuse police have”

“HUMAN INTEREST” FEATURE
A. Randall Wenner, “The case of the disappearing Tony Awards: Sound design”
WRVO-FM, Ellen Abbott, “Piece of history hangs out in Syracuse’s Armory Square”

SPORTS STORY
WAER-FM, David Lauterbach, “Short history of two-sport athletes”
WAER-FM, David Lauterbach, “Relationship between 2K Sports and Wounded Warrior Project”

SPORTS SHOW
WAER-FM, Dan Silverman and Bailey Lipschultz, “Syracuse University soccer success”
WAER-FM, Evan Weston, Eric Gallanty and WAER staff, “Countdown to kickoff: Pregame for Syracuse vs. Notre Dame football”

REGULARLY SCHEDULED LOCAL NEWSCAST
WRVO-FM, Jason Smith and WRVO news staff, “Nov. 5, 2014 – election results”
WAER-FM, Chris Bolt, “WAER Local Newscast @ 5:30, Chris Bolt, Anchor”

SPECIAL PROGRAM
WRVO-FM, Catherine Loper, Mark Lavonier and Lorraine Rapp, “The heroin epidemic: How it’s affecting Upstate New York”
WRVO-FM, Grant Reeher, Jason Smith and Catherine Loper, “Rep. Dan Maffei and John Katko on the Campbell Conversations”

ONLINE JOURNALISM CATEGORY

MULTIMEDIA STORY
CNYCentral.com, Matt Mulcahy and Quindell Williams, “ALS brings bigger challenges than ice buckets”
syracusenewtimes.com, Michelle Van Dalen and Ty Marshal, “Do you see this man?”

BREAKING NEWS
wrvo.com, WRVO News Staff, “Snow storm shuts down North Country; many travelers stranded”
Watertown Daily Times, Amanda Purcell, “Missing girls return safely”

NEWS WEBSITE
Syracuse.com
WRVO-FM, wrvo.org

BLOG
Cusetonight.com, Tom Magnarelli, “Cusetonight.com”
urbancny.com, Ken Jackson, “The Hall Monitor”

VIDEO JOURNALISM
Syracuse.com, Ellen M. Blalock
Cusetonight.com, Tom Magnarelli

Student Contest

BEST RADIO SPORTS STORY
NCC News, Sam Hyman, “Father and son coaching relationship”
NCC News, Jay Alter, “Syracuse Nats 50th anniversary”

BEST RADIO NEWS STORY
NCC News, Sawyer Rosenstein, “High school credit union makes financial sense”
NCC News, Mike Allinger, “Advocates work to keep young people out of adult court”

BEST RADIO FEATURE STORY
NCC News, Sarah Brechbill, “Summer camp for kids promotes environmental awareness”
NCC News, Helen Battipaglia, “Lime shortage ‘squeeze’”

BEST PRINT NEWS STORY
The Overview, Jay Ciarpelli, “Food prices adjusted, food choices added”
The Overview, Nicole Moore, “College sets goal of higher graduation rates for ‘16”

BEST PRINT FEATURE STORY
The Overview, Kevin Putnam, “Bartending class teaches more than mixing drinks”
The Overview, Maeve Byrne, “When a loved one dies, share feelings and concerns, counselor says”

BEST TELEVISION SPORTS STORY
NCC News, Julia Morris, “28-year-old college soccer player says it’s never too late to get in the game”

BEST TELEVISION NEWS STORY
NCC News, Irfan Uraizee, “Families wait as voucher program faces uncertain future ”
NCC News, Kristen Eskow, “Connective Corridor construction causes complications downtown ”

BEST TELEVISION FEATURE STORY
NCC News, Carolyn Blackburne, “SU alum gets help rebuilding home from students’”
NCC News, Irfan Uraizee, “Student startup creates tech to replace keyboard and mouse”

BEST MULTIMEDIA STORY
The Newshouse, staff, “The entrepreneur next door”
NCC News, Anna Giles, “Yesterday’s town”