Ricky Sayer’s Recent Regional/National Honors

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I’m grateful to have won/placed in a few regional/national journalism competitions.

In the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 (Northeast) Mark of Excellence Awards, I won first place in both the “General TV Reporting” and “Feature TV Reporting” categories. In addition, the CitrusTV News team I led last summer won the “Best All-Around Television News Magazine Category.” The team included News Director Erin Lyons, Associate Producer Rob Flaks, and Graphics Manager Katie Goralski. I’m incredibly thankful for their efforts in helping to produce the most extensive single story in CitrusTV News history. Regional winners go on to compete at the national level.

I was also honored as a finalist in the “Online/Digital Videography” category. The CitrusTV News team was also a finalist in the Best All-Around Newscast Category for a newscast I reported for. That newscast was produced by Ally Heath.

Nationally, I was honored as a top-20 finalist in the Hearst TV Hard News competition. The competition asks colleges across the country to select and submit the work from two students.

Finally, in the Broadcast Education Association’s annual national competition, two of my stories were honored with an “Award of Excellence.” The categories for these honors include “Television (Long) Feature Reporting” and “TV Sports Story/Feature Reporting (Short)”

I’m thankful for all the mentors I’ve had, both at CitrusTV, the Newhouse School, and WBNG. It’s their experience, expertise, and willingness to work with me, which has made me a better reporter.

Below I’ve linked the stories I’ve produced which have been recognized.

Joe Biden’s Time at Syracuse Law School | CitrusTV News Election Special 2020

SPJ Mark of Excellence Region 1: Winner “Feature TV Reporting”

BEA: Award of Excellence “Television (Long) Feature Reporting”

Quietist of Gamedays | Marshall Street Quiet as Football Returns Without Fans Under New Dome Roof | On The Bench

SPJ Mark of Excellence Region 1: Winner “Feature TV Reporting”

BEA: Award of Excellence “TV Sports Story/Feature (Short)”

CitrusTV News Special Report: Faculty Under Pressure

SPJ Mark of Excellence Region 1: Winner “Best All-Around Television News Magazine Category.”

Credits: EP/Reporter Ricky Sayer, News Director Erin Lyons, Associate Producer Rob Flaks, Graphics Manager Katie Goralski

WBNG Reporting

Hearst TV Hard News Competition: Top-20 Finalist

For this competition, a team of professors both choose the two students, and the stories to submit.

George Floyd Protesters March in Syracuse

SPJ Mark of Excellence Region 1: Finalist “Online/Digital Videography”

Mayor Walsh Joins Protest, Chants “Black Lives Matter”

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Syracuse Businesses Struggle Amid Pandemic

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