2022 Excellence In Broadcasting Award Winners

The New York State Broadcasters Association is proud to announce the award winners for the 2022 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards.  This year’s submissions represented the outstanding work broadcasters do throughout the state of New York to keep viewers informed, engage conversation and promote local business. Congratulations to those that were selected.  Awards will be presented at the Regional Awards Luncheons in September.

THE FIFTY FIFTH AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADCASTING 2022

LARGE MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WFUV, NEW YORK – “THE ATTACKS ON ASIAN AMERICANS AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLIDARITY”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WBBR, NEW YORK – “RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WBBR, NEW YORK – “RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE 2/24/22”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WBBR, NEW YORK – “THE SANTA SHORTAGE”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WCBS AM, NEW YORK – “20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 AT CITIFIELD”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WAXQ, NEW YORK – “UNITED AIRLINE’S TERRY HORNIACEK’S 9/11 STORY”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WINS, NEW YORK – “1010 WINS ELECTION COVERAGE”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WAXQ, NEW YORK – “9/11 STORIES: PORT AUTHORITY POLICE OFFICER WILL JIMENO”

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LARGE MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WNYW-TV, NEW YORK – “GOOD DAY STREET TALK CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WABC-TV, NEW YORK – “EYEWITNESS NEWS: OFFICERS SHOT IN HARLEM”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “THE PHOTO”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “JUST SCREAM”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “PAULIE’S PUSH”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WABC-TV, NEW YORK – “IDA HITS THE TRI-STATE”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WABC-TV, NEW YORK – “NYPD OFFICER TSAKOS KILLED”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WABC-TV, NEW YORK – “MAYORAL DEBATE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “WNBC DIGITAL”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “LINDA GAUDINO”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “THE DEBRIEF”

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MEDIUM MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WALK, LONG ISLAND – “WASHVILLE’S TALKING CAR’”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WALK, LONG ISLAND – “WALK SENDS A LUCKY COUPLE TO BARBADOS”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WDNB, MONTICELLO “SULLIVAN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES HOPE REFERRAL LINE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WGY, ALBANY – “COMMUNITY CONSIDERS IMPACT OF PROPOSED ST. PETER’S & ELLIS MERGER”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WGY, ALBANY – “LIVE COVERAGE OF THE RESIGNATION OF ANDREW CUOMO”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “THE MORNING NEWS 2/16/22”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WXXI AM, ROCHESTER – “VIOLINIST RETURNS TO EASTMAN TO COLLABORATE WITH STUDENTS/FACULTY”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WBZO, LONG ISLAND – “103.1 MAX FM MORNING SHOW WITH JIM DOUGLAS”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WTLA, SYRACUSE – “ORANGE NATION”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WTKW, SYRACUSE– “GOMEZ AND CO WITH COACH BOEHEIM”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WKJY, LONG ISLAND – “JAMIE MORRIS NASSAU COUNTY EXECUTIVE LAURA CURRAN AFTER LOSING CLOSE ELECTION”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “BOB LONSBERRY: WE NEED UNIONS, BUT THEY MUST CLEAN UP THEIR ACT”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WXXI AM, ROCHESTER – “THE SIREN’S SONG AT EASTMAN OPERA THEATRE”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WKJY, LONG ISLAND – “KJOY KARL “BIG MIKE” REPORTS LIVE FROM THE FIELD ON GROUNDHOG DAY”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WAMC, ALBANY – “BERKSHIRE COUNTY’S TWO LARGEST CITIES ELECT NEW LEADERS/LEGISLATORS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WTLA, SYRACUSE – “CUSE SPORTS TALK”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WLIW, LONG ISLAND – “MICHAEL MACKEY FROM LONG ISLAND MORNING EDITION”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

WAMC, ALBANY – “PROTESTORS CLEARED FROM ALBANY ENCAMPMENT”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WAMC, ALBANY – “A NEW YORK MINUTE IN HISTORY”

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MEDIUM MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “SWEETEST MEMORY”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “FIRST WARNING WEATHER SERIES”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WSYT-TV, SYRACUSE – “ONONDAGA COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WCNY-TV, SYRACUSE – “SPD: RECKONING & REFORM”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WHAM-TV, ROCHESTER – “WALMART PARKING LOT SHOOTING”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “DARYL MOUNT INVESTIGATION”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WTEN-TV, ALBANY – “A SOLDIER’S FINAL GIFT”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “IN PURSUIT OF RACIAL JUSTICE”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “ERODING TRUST: THE STATE OF OUR BRIDGES IN ERIE COUNTY”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WHAM-TV, ROCHESTER – “13WHAM SPORTS”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “THE BUFFALO STORY: HISTORY HAPPENS HERE”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASES CUOMO REPORT”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “REMEMBERING 9/11: HOW THE WORLD CHANGED 20 YEARS AGO”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WGRZ-TV, BUFFALO – “WINTER STORM FORECAST 2/17/22”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “SYRACUSE MAYORAL DEBATE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WNED-TV, BUFFALO – “COMPACT SCIENCE”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “METEOROLOGIST PETER HALL”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “THE ELAINE HOUSTON PODCAST”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WKBW-TV, BUFFALO – “TWO PEOPLE, INCLUDING A STUDENT, INJURED IN ATTACK AT BUFFALO SCHOOL”

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SMALL MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WCBF, ELMIRA – “PARMENTER AUTOMOTIVE TIREMASTERS”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WUMX, UTICA – “MOM OF THE MONTH”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WJFF, JEFFERSONVILLE– “THE LOCAL EDITION – DR. JOHN MOORE”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “ADDISON, SOUTHERN TIER COMMUNITIES CLEAN UP IN THE WAKE OF TROPICAL STORM FRED”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WLVL, LOCKPORT – “NIAGARA COUNTY NEWSCAST WITH HANK NEVINS”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WRVO, OSWEGO – “LOCAL GROUP PROVIDES BEDS TO CHILDREN IN NEED”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WFRG, UTICA – “POLLY AND CARL”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WNKI, ELMIRA – “THE SCOTT & ALLY SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WPIE, LANSING– “SECTION IV CLASS D VOLLEYBALL – CANDOR VS. TIOGA”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WJFF, JEFFERSONVILLE – “JOHN J. LENNON PRISON JOURNALISM”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “RESEARCHERS WORK TO PROTECT SPOTTED SALAMANDERS”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WPIE, LANSING – “ESPN ITHACA’S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WFRG, UTICA – “COOKING WITH POLLY”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WRVO, OSWEGO – “AMENDED IN ACTION”

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SMALL MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “CORNING COMICS & COLLECTIBLES”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “BREAKING NEWS PROMO”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “YOU ARE NOT ALONE-MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WSKG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “CHASING THE DREAM SEASON 3”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “FATAL SHOOTING IN WATERTOWN”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “AFGHAN INTERPRETER SHARES DANGER FROM TALIBAN”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “FOREVER 26-THE LIFE & LEGACY OF BILLY LOWE 11/11”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “PACE CARE RIDE ALONG AT WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “ERIC SMITH: CONVICTED CHILD KILLER PAROLE”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “RENATA STIEHL LIVE REPORTING”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WKTV-TV, UTICA – “NEWSCHANNEL 2 SPORTS 2/23/22”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “HEART OF THE NORTH COUNTRY”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “7 NEWS THIS EVENING WITH JEFF COLE”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “COLESVILLE SHOOTING”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “DELAWARE COUNTY TORNADO COVERAGE”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WSKG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “BINGHAMTON MAYORAL DEBATE 2021”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WSKG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “SCIENCE PUB”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF USER GENERATED CONTENT

WSKG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “ROD SERLING FILM FESTIVAL 2021”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “SCOTT SASINA”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “TWIN TIERS OVERTIME – NASCAR”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

WICZ-TV, BINGHAMTON – “TWO STORMS IN 5 DAYS”

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COLLEGE RADIO

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WPNR, UTICA COLLEGE – “THE TANGERINE PRINT”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WRHU, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY – “DISABILITIES MONTH PSA BY JACOB APRIL ”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WPNR, UTICA COLLEGE – “NOW UC IT”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WRHU, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY – “A WANTAGH OLYMPIAN’S HOMECOMING”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “ANTHONY ALAIMO”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS CAUSES CNY CHRISTMAS TREE SHORTAGE”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “HOMEBREW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WNYO, SUNY OSWEGO – “SUNY OSWEGO MEN’S HOCKEY COVERAGE”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “TURNING THE PAGE ON READING ACCESSIBILITY”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WNYO, SUNY OSWEGO – “SPISAK COMMENTARY ON NCAA MONEY ISSUES”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “INDIA’S COVID CRISIS FROM THOSE EXPERIENCING IT”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “COMMITMENT TO DEMOCRACY”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WPNR, UTICA COLLEGE – “THE HISTORY OF WPNR”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “OFF THE AIR: MICHAEL KAY’S STORY FROM THE BRONX TO THE VOICES OF THE YANKEES”

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OUTSTANDING CLASSROOM DIGITAL PROJECT

WRHU, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY – “SQUAT-SLEEP-REPEAT”

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COLLEGE TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “ICTV REPORTS”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “THE SYR AIRPORT’S NEW PLAN TO BOOST COMPETITION”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “HOW 150 GALLONS OF SALIVA GAVE SYR UNI AN IN-PERSON SEMESTER”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “THE INSIDE REPORT: PRIDE & POISE-JOURNEY TO THE MEADOWLANDS”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “TRAVIS BROOKS & CYNTHIA BROCK ELECTION WATCH PARTY”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “SPORTS FINAL”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “CITRUS TV NEWS LIVE AT 6 – 3/1”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “GOOD DAY ITHACA”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “ALEX MALANOSKI”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “CITRUS TV TALKING POINTS 2021 ELECTION NIGHT”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “TEAGAN BROWN”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “STORM CAUSES WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN ITHACA”

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