Syracuse Press Club names Newhouse students, professors as award finalists

April 20, 2020

The Syracuse Press Club announced the finalists for their 2019-2020 awards, and Newhouse students and professors finaled in 16 categories. The Syracuse Press Club also announced that while the planned April 18 banquet has been canceled, they will be holding a virtual awards presentation soon. Visit the website for more information. Congratulations, finalists!


Best College Radio / Podcast News Story

  • Ford Hatchett, NCC News, “Chief Kenton Buckner Aims to Improve the Relationship Between Police and Community”
  • Jonah Karp, NCC News, “For the Salvation Army, New Technology Giveth and Taketh Away”

Best College Print News Story

  • Gabe Stern, The Daily Orange, “Students pressure administrators at Barnes Center sit-in”

Best College TV News Story

  • Gilat Melamed, NCC News, “One Jewish Nation, Many Jewish Lives”

Best College Radio / Podcast Sports Story

  • Jonah Karp, NCC News, “The Road Back”
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Best College Print Sports Story

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  • Matt Liberman, The Daily Orange, “Inside the lack of racial diversity in lacrosse”

Best College Radio / Podcast Feature Story

  • Ford Hatchett, NCC News, “Country Nation”

Best College Print Feature Story

  • Haley Robertson, The Daily Orange, “A Tiny Home for Good builds affordable housing for those facing homelessness”
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Best College TV Feature Story

  • Abigail Fridmann, NCC News, “Hearts on a Harley”
  • Sarah Al-Shaikh, NCC News, “Syracuse Man Loses 450 Pounds and Gains a New Life”
  • Meredith Kava, NCC News, “Basketball Manager”

Best College Multimedia Story

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Photo Essay

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Human Interest Feature or Series

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News Feature or Series

  • Ashley Kang and Nabiha Asim, The Stand, “Uncertain Future”

Sports Story

  • Jeff Kramer and Cherilyn Beckles, The Stand, “Cycling forward”


Sports Show

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Sports Story

  • Jonah Karp, WAER-FM, “Syracuse Basketball Player Rehabbing Injury Suffers Stroke: Gets and Gives Lesson in Life”
  • Jenna Fink, WAER-FM, “Syracuse Sled Hockey Opens Sport to New Participants”

News Feature or Series

  • Elliott Lewis, WAER-FM, “Local Stories Show Realities of Biracial Identity for People and Families”