Urban CNY Wins Two Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards in Ceremony Celebrating the Best in Central New York Journalism


Winning Photo, “The Yeti Wall’ by Annabel Hine Otts -2nd Place Online Photos /Graphics Category

The Syracuse Press Club held their 41st Annual Professional Recognition Awards Contest winners, urbancny.com has again, been honored  in the Online Journalism Category. Nearly 380 submissions this year, 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 winners Online Journalism Awards – Kenneth Jackson- 2nd Place Blog and Annabel Hine Otts -2nd Place Online Photos /Graphics Category. Winners Were Announced at the SPC Professional Recognition Awards Dinner Saturday April 27th  

We will host an event celebrating our SPC recognition, in addition to our 30th Anniversary Year. (To be announced)

Coincidence, that for two consecutive years, the award winning photo was taken on Westcott Street.

The event was held April 27, 2019 at the Genesee Grande Hotel, 1060 E. Genesee St in Syracuse. Things got underway with a cash bar at 6 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m. with the program following. This is the largest annual gathering of local media in the region.

Urban CNY has been competing since 2005 in the Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards and has been honored 15 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,” Again, thank you to our readers who’ve supported us for 30 years. As I was sitting in the event room at the Genesee Grand, I realized that this spot was once the car entry overhang to the Mohawk Motor Lodge. I grew up two blocks from here and walked the very path through what is now their event room. The irony, as we begin a community wide discussion on the future of the viaduct and Urban Renewal; sitting there I realized that none of the people who once lived here could afford to return, not even for dinner.”

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 entire list of Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Award winners will be posted online once available.)

The SPC presented a $2,000 scholarship to a journalism student, several club awards to outstanding media people. In addition, the Club made an addition to their Wall of Distinction, which is in the lobby of the Civic Center Crouse Hinds Theater.

Blog

  • 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”
  • syracuse.com, Charlie Miller, “Best of CNY”

Photos & Graphics

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

28  Syracuse Press Club Professional Recognition Awards presented to urbancny or affiliated ventures over the last 15 years. 

2018 First Place Online Journalism Internet “Blog” urbancny.com, Kenneth Jackson, “The Hall Monitor”

2018 Second Place Photos & Graphics urbancny.com, Annabel Hine Otts, “The Yeti Wall”

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