Archive for September, 2008

Panel delves into future of media on LI

A crowd of about 60 came to a PCLI panel on the future of media on Long Island on Sept. 18 at Newsday.

The discussion centered on Cablevision’s recent acquisition of Newsday, and how the paper might link up with News 12 Long Island, the cable giant’s cable TV operation.

Panelists John Mancini, Newsday’s editor, and News 12’s news director, Pat Dolan, said they’ve only had preliminary discussions – in fact, the event, held at Newsday, marked only the third time the two had been in the same room – and that they had identified several opportunities to share editorial resources, but nothing definitive.

Another panelist, Long Island Business News president and publisher, John Kominicki, said his paper was moving fast to adapt to the changing habits of news consumers by employing social media tools like Twitter and Facebook, while venturing headlong into multimedia with podcasts, video and audio slideshows.

Moderated by Robert Papper, chairman of Hofstra University‚Äôs journalism department, the panel was rounded out by Jeff Lambert, publisher of South Bay’s Neighbor Newspapers, a local shopper chain.

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All about the SPJ convention

Find out all the details about the SPJ Convention in Atlanta with the Working Press, the official student media of the convention.

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