Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse Media Group’

Week in Review

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena

Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena was sworn in as Upstate’s President less than a year ago.

Syracuse Architectural Digest: On The Sly

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Here is a great write-up by Rick Moriarty about one of the city’s most under appreciated architectural gems.

Richest Man in Town

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Sean Kirst, columnist

Philly had Steve Lopez; Detroit had Mitch Albom; New York had Jimmy Breslin; and here in Syracuse, for nearly 30 years, we had Sean Kirst. He has been the kind of local journalist who, if we could somehow take soul out of his body, and convert it to an mp3 audio file, what you would hear, if you listened close, is the heartbeat of this city.

Today is Kirst’s last day at The Post Standard, and he will be truly missed.

We are not sure of the salary for a mid-sized city columnist these days, but when it comes to stepping up to the plate to represent the common man (or woman), and making a difference using the written word, Kirst is one of our best story-tellers, and he exits as one of the richest men in town.

Terminator Technology

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Professor Dan Pacheco speaking at the Social Media Breakfast (#SMB) and wearing GoogleGlass. The event was held at the headquarters for the Syracuse Media Group.

Professor Dan Pacheco speaking at the Social Media Breakfast (#SMB) and wearing Google Glass.

The latest Social Media Breakfast (#SMB) was held at the Syracuse Media Group Headquarters last week. Panelists included Kim Brown (SU), Teri Weaver (Syracuse.com), Dan Pacheco (SU) and Tim Robertson (Time Warner Cable). The nearly hour discussion focused on journalism trends, open and closed networks, generating content, page views for pay, social media vs. legacy media, and the pending death of the traditional press release.

Due to time constraints Pacheco, who also did some ground-breaking work with drone technology at Syracuse University, didn’t get to talk about Google Glass with the group.

Walk This Way

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Step by Step: East Fayette Street

Step by Step: East Fayette Street

We read the recent Huffington Post piece that said about 1 out of 10 Syracuse residents walk to work.  Our city earned the number nine spot in the top 10 walkable U.S. cities.  We wonder if the ranking could be done on a curve since most of the metros on the list receive less snow than Syracuse.

One assist for the walking (and bike) culture can be credited to the implementation of the Connective Corridor.  Here’s a recent post by The Syracuse Media Group’s Dave Tobin that gives some background on the next phase of the Corridor project.

Just above a West Side Story

Just above a West Side Story

Tour of Duty

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

We hear a lot about progress in the city,  but here’s an interesting view of people on the street by Syracuse Media Group’s Kevin Rivoli that shows the power of photography.

Syracuse Voices

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Syracuse Media Group columnist Sean Kirst was presented with the Saundra Smokes Humanitarian Award at the City Hall Commons Atrium tonight.

Syracuse Media Group columnist Sean Kirst was presented with the Saundra Smokes Humanitarian Award at the City Hall Commons Atrium tonight.

Throwback Thursday: Then & Now

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Muhammad School of Music visits Syracuse (center Henri Muhammad and Min. Mark Muhammad)

The Muhammad School of Music visited Syracuse from Buffalo (center Min. Mark Muhammad and Henri L. Muhammad) and held a rehearsal before their performance.

Here are two scenes inside the Merchants Common Building (downtown). The Muhammad School of Music visited the School of the heARTS about a decade ago, and currently the Syracuse Media Group (and Post Standard) has nearly completed their move to the property.

Syracuse Media Group Headquarters (under construction)

Syracuse Media Group Headquarters (under construction)