The Syracuse Press Club Announce 41st Annual SPC Professional Recognition Award Finalists


Urban CNY Finalists 2: Online Journalism Awards – Finalist, Kenneth Jackson- Blog and Annabel Hine Otts -Online Photos /Graphics Category 1st 2nd and 3rd Place Winners to be Announced at Awards Dinner April 27th

The Syracuse Press Club has announced this year’s 41st Annual Professional Recognition Awards Contest winners. Urbancny.com has been honored again in the Online Journalism Category. Volunteers from numerous press clubs across America judged the entries and selected first- second- and third place winners in numerous competitions in TV, radio, print, online and college journalism categories.

Urban CNY has been competing since 2005 in the Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards and has been honored 14 consecutive years.

The year 2019 is the culmination of 30 years starting as a print publication in 1989; The Constitution, to The Constitution/Urban CNY and our web incarnation urbancny.com.

News and stories of interest Syracuse from urbancny.com  made an impact by competing against some of the oldest established news organizations in Central New York.

Urban CNY News Publisher Ken Jackson said,” I have to thank the people of Syracuse who’ve followed and supported us in print and now online. We’ve doubled the number of visits to our website by presenting the plight of the people of Syracuse, some useful information and at times, biting opinion.  The SPC award wins by Urban CNY News and The Stand, (the Syracuse University supported publication), are affirmations of the strength of our stories.” 

The Press Club’s contest is conducted completely digital by the Better Newspaper Contest under the direction of Syracuse Woman Magazine editor Sarah Hall, along with Julie McMahon and Patrick Lohmann of the Post-Standard.

The SPC will also present a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving journalism student, and present several club awards to outstanding media people.

The event will be held April 27, 2019 at the Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St in Syracuse. Things get underway with a cash bar at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. with the program to follow. The Club will also make an addition to their Wall of Distinction.

  • The following are urbancny.com finalists, they will be awarded 1st, 2nd or 3rd place at the April 27th event.

Note the names of winners and media organizations are in RANDOM ORDER.  The Syracuse Press Club will announce at the April 27th awards dinner who won first, second and third place awards.

urbancny.com Finalists

Blog

  • syracuse.com, Charlie Miller, “Best of CNY”
  • cnycentral.com, Matt Mulcahy, “Guilty until proven innocent, the lesson of Gary Thibodau’s case: Matt’s Memo”
  • urbancny.com, Kenneth Jackson,  “The Hall Monitor”

Photos & Graphics

  • urbancny.com, Annabel Hine Otts, “The Yeti Wall”
  • mysouthsidestand.com, Bob Gates, “Carefree Youth”
The following are finalists in the online Journalism Category.

(The entire list of Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Award finalists available by clicking the following link The Syracuse Press Club Announce 41st Annual Professional Recognition Award Finalists)

Online Journalism

Note the names of winners and media organizations are in RANDOM ORDER

Breaking News

  • Timothy Robertson, Jeremy Long & Eric Spado, Spectrumlocalnews.com, “Midland Avenue shooting”
  • com, Sarah Moses Buckshot & N. Scott Trimble, “Fire ravages apartments on Salina Street in Syracuse, ‘I’ve lost everything’”

Multimedia Story

  • com, Katrina Tulloch, “Kyaw Myo of Burma shares struggle to settle in Syracuse”
  • com, Christa Lemczak, Katrina Tulloch & Marnie Eisenstadt, “30 years of Lockerbie: Eyewitnesses recall bombing of Pan Am Flight 103”
  • com, Saniya More, “Change Maker: Karen Loftin”

News Website

  • Robert Harding, Staff, auburnpub.com
  • Staff, syracuse.com
  • Spectrum News, Staff, spectrumlocalnews.com

Blog

  • syracuse.com, Charlie Miller, “Best of CNY”
  • cnycentral.com, Matt Mulcahy, “Guilty until proven innocent, the lesson of Gary Thibodau’s case: Matt’s Memo”
  • urbancny.com, Kenneth Jackson, “The Hall Monitor”

Photos & Graphics

  • urbancny.com, Annabel Hine Otts, “The Yeti Wall”
  • mysouthsidestand.com, Bob Gates, “Carefree Youth”

 

26  Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards presented over the last 15 years.  On April 27th there will be 28!

2017 First Place Breaking News – urbancny.com, Ken Jackson,Price Rite Vs Nojaim’s Supermarket: Is There a Civil War Between Neighborhoods?

2017 Second Place Breaking News urbancny.com, Ken Jackson,“Urban CNY Special Report: How the Ben Walsh Campaign Won the Syracuse Mayoral Election

2017 First Place Online Journalism Internet “Blog” urbancny.com, Ken Jackson, “The Hall Monitor”

2017 Second Place Online JournalismPhotos & Graphics  urbancny.com, Ken Jackson, “The Westcott Street Massacre”

2016 First Place Breaking News –“Onondaga County Executive Mahoney Has Had Enough of Syracuse Mayor Miner”
2016 First Place Online Journalism – Internet News  Blog Ken’s Blog, “The Hall Monitor”

2015 Second Place Online Journalism Best News Website
2015 Second Place Online Journalism – Internet News Blog

2014 Second Place Online Journalism – Internet News Blog

2013 First Place Internet News Blog
2013 Second Place Non-Daily Sports (Russ Tarby) Urban CNY

2012 Second Place Internet News Blog, urbancny.com
2012 Second Place Non- Daily Column, Urban CNY
2012 First Place Non- Daily Sports Story (Walt Shepperd)

2011 Second Place Front Page Design Urban CNY

2010 First Place Non-Daily Column, Urban CNY
2010 Second Place Internet News Blog, urbancny.com

2009 First Place Internet News Blog, urbancny.com, “Ken’s Blog”
2009 Second Place Non- Daily Column, City Eagle.

2008 First Place Non-Daily Column, Urban CNY
2008 Second Place Internet Public Service.

2007 Second Place Internet Public Service, urbancny.com
2007 Second Place Internet Blog urbancny.com

2006 Second Place Web Site urbancny.com
2006 Second Place Non-Daily Column, Urban CNY News

2005 Best Non-Daily Column, City Eagle

New York Press Association

2004 Best Column, New York Press Association