2021 Excellence In Broadcasting Award Winners

The New York State Broadcasters Association is proud to announce the award winners for the 2021 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 2021

LARGE MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WINS, NEW YORK – “I BELIEVE IN NEW YORK”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WFUV, NEW YORK – “STRIKE A CHORD: EMERGENCY FOOD SERVICES”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WFUV, NEW YORK – “CITYSCAPE: BANDING TOGETHER FOR STRUGGLING STREET VENDORS”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WCBS-AM, NEW YORK – “A NIGHT OF PROTESTS AND LOOTING IN NYC”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WBBR, NEW YORK – “NEWSCAST JUNE 2, 2020 – 6AM”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WBBR, NEW YORK – “BEING BLACK ON WALL STREET”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WQHT, NEW YORK – “EBRO IN THE MORNING WITH NYPD COMMISSIONER DERMONT SHEA”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE

WINS, NEW YORK – “VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WBBR, NEW YORK – “BLOOMBERG RADIO ELECTION COVERAGE 11/4 – 11/7”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WQHT, NEW YORK – “HOT 97’S SALUTE OUR HEROES”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WQHT, NEW YORK – “EBRO IN THE MORNING INTERVIEWS RAPPER JEEZY AFTER VERZUZ”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WFUV, NEW YORK – “UNTANGLING THE CHORDS”

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LARGE MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “HE’S MY MIRACLE”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “COVID STOLE THE SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WNBC-TV, NEW YORK – “TINY SIGN OF HOPE”

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MEDIUM MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WBZO, LONG ISLAND – “SOUTH BAY DINER – I’M STARVIN’”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “CREEPY CRIBS”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WGY, ALBANY – “NO NEIGHBOR HUNGRY”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WXXI-AM, ROCHESTER – “PANDEMIC ACADEMICS”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WXXI-AM, ROCHESTER – “ROCHESTER POLICE CONFRONT PROTESTORS AT CITY HALL”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WHAM, ROCHESTER – “THE 5 O’CLOCK NEWS HOUR 2/24/21”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WAER, SYRACUSE – “HOW TO WARN KIDS ABOUT DANGERS OF VAPING? THROUGH A MICROSCOPE”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “THE SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WTLA, SYRACUSE – “ORANGE NATION”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WAER, SYRACUSE– “OVERDUE: RETIRE A WOMEN’S JERSEY”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WGY, ALBANY – “MORNING CO-HOST KELLY LYNCH SPEAKS WITH SCHENECTADY POLICE CHIEF”

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OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY

WBZO, LONG ISLAND – “103.1 MAXFM HONORS EDDIE VAN HALEN”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WXXI-AM, ROCHESTER – “REMEMBERING DAVID HOCHSTEIN”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE-ON SCENE

WWSK, LONG ISLAND – “HOPE ROCKS”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WAMC, ALBANY – “WAMC ELECTION COVERAGE 2020”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WGY, ALBANY – “CAPITAL REGION TO GO”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WKRL, SYRACUSE – “JOSHUA GROSVENT”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

WAMC, ALBANY – “ALBANY PROTESTS TURN DANGEROUS”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

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

MEDIUM MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “MANGINO/BUICK/GMC/CHEVY COMBO SPOT”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “#CR COMEBACK PROMO”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WSYT-TV, SYRACUSE – “GET REAL/VOTE”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WRGB-TV, ALBANY – “YOU PAID FOR IT – GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY”

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OUTSTANDING DISTINCTIVE  PROGRAM

WMHT-TV/NY OGS – DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WROC-TV, ROCHESTER – “ROCHESTER RIOT”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “BLACK WITH A BADGE”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “WE LOST WALT”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “CORCORDIA: THEN AND NOW”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WXXI-TV, ROCHESTER – “JOURNEYS THROUGH THE FINGER LAKES”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “NIAGARA SQUARE PROTEST DAMAGES CITY HALL”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “SHOCKING HEIGHTS TO STAY IN SWIMMING SHAPE”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “AFTER GEORGE FLOYD: THE TALK”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

WSTM-TV, SYRACUSE – “MAYORS CONFERENCE EXPOSURE”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WROC-TV, ROCHESTER – “TORNADO COVERAGE WITH ERIC SNITIL”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “THE FIRST WARNING EXPERIENCE”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT

WNYT-TV, ALBANY – “CR COMEBACK INITIATIVE”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WROC-TV, ROCHESTER – “FRIDAY THOUGHTS WITH ADAM CHODAK”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WIVB-TV, BUFFALO – “OBS BUFFALO BLIZZARD WARNING”

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SMALL MARKET RADIO

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WNKI, ELMIRA – “CHEMUNG SOFT WATER – HARD WATER”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WPIE, LANSING – “ESPN ITHACA – YANKEES BASEBALL 2020”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WIBX, MARCY – “REAL MEN GET TESTED FOR CANCER – THE JIM BOEHEIM SPOT”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “SPEAKING GRIEF SERIES”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “BACK THE BLUE RALLIERS, COUNTER PROTESTERS MEET AGAIN IN ITHACA OVER THE WEEKEND”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WRFI, ITHACA – “FEBRUARY 2, 2021 1PM NEWSCAST”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WNYR, GENEVA – “FLRG – PARADE EXCERPT”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WLZW, MARCY – “DAVE AND KAYLIN IN THE MORNING”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WTLB, UTICA – “THE SPORTSZILLA SHOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WPIE, LANSING– “SECTION IV BOYS BASKETBALL – MARATHON VS NEWFIELD 2/20/20”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WPIE, LANSING – “BETWEEN THE LINES – CORNELL HOCKEY HEAD COACH MIKE SCHAFER”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WSKG, BINGHAMTON – “NEW YORK’S 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WUMX, UTICA – “STORYTIME WITH SANTA”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WFRG, MARCY – “POLLY ON BIG FROG 104”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

WTLB, UTICA – “SPORTSZILLA SHOW WITH CLINTON GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WNGZ, ELMIRA – “TRUE CRIME TUESDAY PODCAST”

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SMALL MARKET TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL

WPTZ-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “PARKER CHEVROLET ROLLA CHALLENGES”

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OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT OR SERIES

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “18 NEWS ZACH CHRISTMAS SONGS”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “SOCIAL DISTANCING”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WPBS-TV, WATERTOWN – “MORE TO THE STORY: COVID BUSINESS DIARIES”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WICZ-TV, BINGHAMTON – “HISTORIC SNOWSTORM”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “ITHACA’S FIGHT FOR RACIAL JUSTICE”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

WUTR-TV, UTICA – “UNEXPECTED VOLUNTEER DELIVERS SCHOOL LUNCHES TO UTICA CSD KID & FAMILIES”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF LOCAL NEWS VIDEO

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “KAREN CHEN MOVES FROM OLYMPIC ARENA TO IVY LEAGUE”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WWNY-TV, WATERTOWN – “THE FINN REPORT”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

WENY-TV, ELMIRA – “SARAH HORBACEWICZ LIVE REPORTING”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WETM-TV, ELMIRA – “ANDY MALNOSKE”

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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 – “SEVEN NEWS THIS EVENING WITH JEFF COLE”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “MORNING NEWSCAST”

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OUTSTANDING WEATHERCAST

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “WEATHER 8/27”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WPTZ-TV, PLATTSBURGH – “ELECTION NIGHT 2020”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WBNG-TV, BINGHAMTON – “TWIN TIERS TAKES”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WUTR-TV, UTICA – “DAVID EDELSTEIN – PROVIDING INFORMATION, CONTEXT, VALUE AND FUN WHILE

ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY WE SERVE”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WUTR-TV, UTICA – “THE CROSS SECTION”

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COLLEGE RADIO

OUTSTANDING PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “DON’T BE LIKE MY SISTER”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT/CAMPAIGN

WPNR, UTICA COLLEGE – “UTICA COLLEGE EMERGENCY CALL BOXES”

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OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

WICB, ITHACA COLLEGE – “ITHACA NOW”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “ROCHESTER RED WINGS CANCEL THEIR SEASON”

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OUTSTANDING NEWSCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “ELIOT SCHIAPARELLI NEWSCAST 8-4-20”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE

WAER, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “THE PRIDE OF SYRACUSE”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING SHOW

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “NO COFFEE NEEDED”

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OUTSTANDING RADIO SHOW

WNYO, SUNY OSWEGO – “WNYO SPORTS HOUR”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTS COVERAGE

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “KEVIN HARLAN – RADIO ROW SUPER BOWL LIV”

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OUTSTANDING INTERVIEW

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “AN INTERVIEW WITH CAP & CO”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF AUDIO

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “DON’T BE LIKE MY SISTER”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “SUNYAC MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: BROCKPORT VS POTSDAM”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “WBSU ELECTION NIGHT 2020”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “WBSU 89.1 THE POINT’S DIGITAL PLATFORMS”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

WNYO, SUNY OSWEGO – “ZACHARY CASE”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “STAYING SAFE AND SANE”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE LOCAL COVERAGE

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “SUNYAC MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP: BROCKPORT VS POTSDAM”

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OUTSTANDING CLASSROOM DIGITAL PROJECT

WBSU, SUNY BROCKPORT – “THE NEW NORM”

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COLLEGE TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SERIES

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “TALKING POINTS – OCTOBER 5, 2020”

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OUTSTANDING SPOT NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “SPECIAL REPORT: #NOTAGAINSU AND SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY FAIL TO REACH

AGREEMENT, OCCUPATION TO CONTINUE”

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OUTSTANDING HARD NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “THE MENTAL TOLL OF PROTESTING”

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OUTSTANDING FEATURE NEWS STORY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “SU STUDENT LOOKS BACK AND ACTS FORWARD WITH MUSIC”

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OUTSTANDING SERIES OR DOCUMENTARY

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “OFF THE AIR: THE LEGACY OF WFUV SPORTS”

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OUTSTANDING LIVE ON-SCENE REPORTING

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “RICKY SAYER #NOTAGAINSU PROTESTS WINTER LIVE COVERAGE”

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OUTSTANDING SPORTSCAST

WTOP-TV, SUNY OSWEGO – “MEN’S BASKETBALL OSWEGO VS CORTLAND, 2/25/20”

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OUTSTANDING SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “SPECIAL REPORT: FACULTY UNDER PRESSURE”

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OUTSTANDING EVENING NEWSCAST

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “NEWS LIVE AT 6: FEBRUARY 25, 2020”

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OUTSTANDING MORNING NEWSCAST

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “JUICE AND JAVA FEBRUARY 22, 2020”

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OUTSTANDING ELECTION COVERAGE

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY – “HOFSTRA VOTES LIVE 2020”

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OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL PLATFORMS

ICTV, ITHACA COLLEGE – “ICTV DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA”

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONALITY

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “RICKY SAYER TWITTER PROFILE”

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OUTSTANDING PODCAST

WFUV, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY – “OFF THE AIR: TOM WINTER”

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OUTSTANDING BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY – “CITRUS TV #NOTAGAINSU PROTEST TWEETS”

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