and The Post-Standard Win 10 New York Publishers Association Awards


The Post-Standard and won 10 awards at the 2021 New York News Publishers Association Awards of Excellence.

The honored work reflects excellent journalism on some of the community’s critical issues in 2021, including the impact of Covid on our youngest and oldest residents, police failures and the fragile fate of one of Syracuse’s key businesses.

The statewide competition awards only the top spots. The local winners are:

Distinguished beat ratios: James T. Mulder, for a collection of his medical and health reporting, including several stories about dangerous conditions in central New York nursing homes. This is the second year in a row that Mulder has won this honor.

Distinguished Sports Writing: Nate Minkfor his profile of Jim DaRin, a former Syracuse University football player left crippled in a summer job at a brewery in the 1980s, but who maintains an inspiring approach to life.

Distinguished Business Reports: Rick Moriartyfor his analysis of the financial crisis in which Destiny USA finds itself and the likely outcome for operators.

Distinguished State Government Coverage: Tim Knaussfor his groundbreaking work in documenting the true Covid death toll among nursing home residents, and the human tragedy of it.

Distinguished Sport Supplement: Jackie Domin and The Post-Standard Sports Teamfor the newspaper’s Syracuse basketball preview section.

The Syracuse basketball section of the Post-Standard for the 2021-22 season.

Distinguished Community Service: Marnie Eisenstadtfor his presentation which showed that local police and prosecutors were reluctant to arrest landlords guilty of illegal evictions.

Distinguished Investigative Reporting: James T. Mulder, Michelle Breidenbachfor several stories revealing the horrors of the Van Duyn nursing home.

Distinguished multimedia presentation: Christa Lemczak and N. Scott Trimblefor their explanation on THC vs CBD, CBG, CBN marijuana.

Writing distinguished feature films: Marnie Eisenstadtfor her story about the overwhelming mental health burden on children in central New York during Covid.

Distinguished Editorial Writing: Marie Morelfor the editorial board’s argument to remove the Columbus monument.


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