Broadcast awards to be presented June 1
The New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association will hold its annual awards banquet June 1, 2013, at the Saratoga Springs Holiday Inn. May 10 is the deadline to reserve your room if you plan to stay over that Saturday night. See the finalists, learn more about the banquet and get registration information on the Broadcasters page.
More upcoming events:
June 14 - Deadline for contest entries. Details on the Newspaper Members page.
Oct. 2 - Awards banquet at the Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse
NYSAPA announces top 2011-12 award winners
Newspapers in Geneva, Poughkeepsie, Albany and Long Island were honored Oct. 3 as Newspapers of Distinction by the New York State Associated Press Association.
Also announced at the NYSAPA Annual Meeting were winners of other top categories, including the Young Journalist of the Year.
The Finger Lakes Times of Geneva, Poughkeepsie Journal, Albany Times Union, and Newsday of Long Island were judged the best newspapers in their respective circulation categories. The entire newspaper was judged in this competition.
The NYSAPA is one of the oldest and most competitive journalistic competitions for daily newspapers in the state. This year's contest was judged by panels of journalists from out of state.
Others honored by the NYSAPA are:
— MIKE HENDRICKS YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
Michael Kelly of the Amsterdam Recorder won the award named for the former Associated Press news editor in Albany and given to a journalist with up to three years' experience.
— BERNARD J. KOLENBERG AWARD
James Neiss of the Niagara Gazette won the Bernard J. Kolenberg Award for best in show for the photo titled "Rescue Turns Tragic." The award is named for an Albany Times-Union photographer killed in a plane crash in Vietnam while he was covering the war for The Associated Press.
— BRUCE CROMIE AWARD
Max Schulte of The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, won the Bruce Cromie Award for contributing the best of the state AP's "Photo of the Month" award winners. The award is named for an Albany photographer killed in an auto accident while on assignment for a member newspaper. Schulte won for his image "Rochester School Buses Crash."
— AP STAFFERS OF THE YEAR
Capitol Newsman Michael Gormley in the Albany bureau and Newswoman Jennifer Peltz in the New York City bureau were named AP Staffers of the Year.
he New York State AP Association will present its annual awards at a dinner banquet on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs.
Results of the contest and more details about the program are on the Newspaper Members page. Winners may order duplicate framed certificate here
WRVO, WENY win top honors in AP's broadcast awards
WRVO-FM in Oswego and Elmira's WENY-TV won the top awards June 2, 2012 in the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association's annual news awards competition.
WRVO won seven first-place awards to earn the NYSAPBA's Steve Flanders Award, given to the radio station with the most top finishes in the competition for news stories aired during the previous calendar year.
WENY took first place in seven categories to win the grand prize in the television competition.
WNYC in New York City took home six first-place awards in the radio competition, followed by Buffalo's WBFO and WNED and Albany's WGY with three apiece.
In the television competition, four stations each won three first-place awards: News 12-Westchester, News 12-Long Island, Utica's WKTV and Albany's WXXA.
Winners of at least two first-place radio awards include Buffalo's WBEN-AM and New York City's WINS-AM, WCBS-AM and WFUV-FM. In the television competition, Buffalo's WGRZ and WIVB and WNBC in New York City each won two first-place awards.
First-place award winners in the college competition went to EIC-TV at Fordham University in the Bronx, Syracuse University's Newhouse School radio, and WRHU-FM at Hofstra University in Hempstead.
The awards were presented during the NYSAPBA's annual banquet in Saratoga Springs. Robert Smith, National Public Radio's New York correspondent, was the keynote speaker.
For details or to order duplicate certificates, see the Broadcasters page.
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