Newhouse students win, place at Syracuse Press Club awards

May 8, 2018

The Syracuse Press Club announced winners in its annual awards, honoring Newhouse students and associated media organizations with a number of first and second place prizes. Congratulations, all!

Best Radio Feature Story

1st Place: NCC News, James Groh, “The Laws You Didn’t Realize You Were Breaking”

Best Radio Sports Story

1st Place: NCC News, Jonah Karp, “The Male Cheerleader Stereotype vs. Reality”

2nd Place: NCC News, Jonathon Hoppe, “Two Sports, No Problem”

Best Radio News Story

2nd Place: NCC News, Tyler Aki, “Young Rappers Trying to Change Chicago’s Violent Image”

Best Print Sports Story

1st Place: Daily Orange, Matt Schneidman, Sam Fortier  - “Power Move”

Best Print News Story

2nd Place: Daily Orange, Jordan Muller, “’Out of Options’”

Best Print Feature Story

2nd Place: The Daily Orange, Sam Ogozalek, “1,264 Miles”

Best Television News Story

1st Place: NCC News, Jamie Weiss, “A Survivor’s Story”

Best Television Sports Story

1st Place: NCC News, Chris Venzon, “’Armstrong’: A Purpose Worthy of a Pursuit”

2nd Place: NCC News, Elissa Candiotti, “Peyton Sefick is Kicking Out Doubt and Scoring Big”

Best Television Feature Story

1st Place: NCC News, Michael Lehr, “Can Man Chases One Million Cans”

Best Multimedia Story

1st Place: The Syracuse City Blocks staff, “City Blocks” (Melissa Chessher, Jeff Passetti advisers)

2nd Place: They Wear Blue Staff, “They Wear Blue” (Steve Davis, Bruce Strong, Ashley Kang advisers)


Sports Story

1st Place: WAER-FM, “Paving the Road”- Maura Sheridan

2nd Place: WAER-FM, “From the Marines to the Syracuse Sidelines” – Meredith Kava

Sports Show

1st Place: WAER-FM, “Countdown to Tip-off: Pregame for Syracuse v. Kansas Basketball” Student Staffers: Sean Salisbury, Evan Stockton, Jake Marsh, Maura Sheridan,

2nd Place: WAER-FM, “Countdown to Kickoff: Pregame for Syracuse v. Clemson Football

Student Staffers: Sean Salisbury, Evan Stockton, Noah Eagle and Tyler Aki


News Feature/Series

2nd Place: The Stand, Jasmine Gomez, “Affordable Homes: Buyers Purchase Vacant Properties and Restore Them to Usable Form”

"Human Interest" Feature/Series

2nd Place: The Stand, Katelyn Faubel, “Where Are They Now? South Sider’s equestrian dream from childhood is being realized”

Sports Story

2nd Place: The Stand, David Onoue, “An unlikely friendship opens opportunities for homeless community”

Feature Photo

1st Place: The Stand, Emily Elconin, “Finding Her Way Back”


2nd Place: The Stand, Michael Santiago, “They Wear Blue”