Newhouse Students Have Strong Showing at NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards and ACP Clips & Clicks Contest

Newhouse students, channels and publications were showered with honors at this year’s New York State Broadcasters Association’s (NYSBA) Excellence in Broadcasting Awards and the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) Clips & Clicks Sweepstakes.

Broadcasting students, NCC News and CitrusTV shined at the NYSBA awards, winning 11 of the 19 college categories. 

Highlights included a pair of wins for CitrusTV for its coverage of President Biden’s Micron visit; Outstanding Series honors for the NCC Spotlight Team’s “Home and Held Hostage,” produced by students in Professor of Practice Jim Osman’s Spring 2022 investigative course; and Outstanding Social Media Personality accolades for alumna Teagan Brown ’23 for the second year in a row. 

The NewsHouse and NCC News also had strong showings in the annual ACP student media contest, finishing second and fifth respectively.

Among the 15 honors were a sweep by NCC News and CitrusTV of the Broadcast News category; first place in News Photo by Bennett Hense and Feature Photo by Xinning Li, both for The NewsHouse; and the first reporting honors for the “Infodemic” project to alumna Sarah Dolgin ’23 and junior Karla Perez. 

NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards Winners

Outstanding Spot News, John Perik – “Cazenovia College Closing Due to Financial Concerns” (CitrusTV)

Outstanding Hard News Story, Nicole Aponte – “Micron Computer Chip Plan Forces Clay Neighbors Out” (CitrusTV)

Outstanding Feature News Story, Louise Rath – “SU’s Secret Society of Music Makers” (NCC News)

Outstanding Series or Documentary, NCC Spotlight Team – “Home and Held Hostage” (NCC News)

Outstanding Live On-Scene ReportingNicole Aponte

Outstanding Specialty Programming, CitrusTV Staff – “President Biden Speaks in Syracuse” (CitrusTV)

Outstanding WeathercastRonnie Parrillo

Outstanding Election Coverage, CitrusTV Staff – “CitrusTV Election Night 2022 – 11/8/22” (CitrusTV)

Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms,  @CitrusTVSports on Instagram (CitrusTV)

Outstanding Social Media PersonalityTeagan Brown

Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, CitrusTV Staff – “President Biden Speaks in Syracuse” (CitrusTV)

ACP Clips & Clicks Sweepstakes Winners

Broadcast News

  First: The Toxic Takeover of Owasco Lake by Nicole Aponte (CitrusTV)

  Second: Zipcar Zooms Out of Syracuse by John Perik (NCC News)

  ThirdAnother Truck Strikes the Onondaga Lake Parkway Bridge by Nicole Aponte (CitrusTV)

Broadcast Feature

  Second: The Identity of Otto The Orange Revealed by John Perik (NCC News)

  FourthMiraculous Marathon Meg by John Perik (CitrusTV)

Broadcast Sports

  Third: Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse’s Tourney Hopes Take a Hit in 19-12 Loss to Virginia
by Peter Elliott (CitrusTV)

News Photo

   FirstTake Back the Night by Bennett Hense (The NewsHouse)

Feature Photo

   First: The Support of a Father by Xinning Li (The NewsHouse)

Sports Photo

   Fourth: Crash Into Me by Kayla Breen (The NewsHouse)

   Fifth: Eyes on the Ball by Isaiah Vazquez (The NewsHouse)

News Story

   Second: Colleges Lack Resources for Addition to Online Sports Gambling by Lizzy Reardon (The NewsHouse)

   Honorable Mention: Scams Overwhelm Law Enforcement at all Levels by Sarah Dolgin (Infodemic/The NewsHouse)

Feature Story

   Honorable Mention: The Toxic Consequences of Checking Your Rings by Isea Kelley (The NewsHouse)

   Honorable Mention:  True Crime or Fake News? by Karla Perez (Infodemic/The NewsHouse)


  Fifth: Consent for the AI Generation by Emane Haque (Jerk)