PCLI board member Chris R. Vaccaro is running to be the next President of the Press Club of Long Island. Below is his vision as a potential future leader of the club …

My vision for PCLI

As the board’s candidate to be the next president of the Press Club of Long Island, I wanted to list my goals for the organization and myself as a leader:



  • Increase the size of the board to include new members from television, radio and education. Try to recruit a student from a local university chapter.


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  • Continue to expand scholarship funds and fund journalism education.
  • Increase membership, especially on the East End.
  • Help members by creating a web jobs board.
  • Try to form additional college SPJ chapters.
  • Create video lessons by PCLI members for members.
  • Find a physical home for the new Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame PCLI will kick off in June.
  • Create new award for a journalism educator each year.
  • Create high school journalism outreach program and possibly add high school categories to PCLI awards contest.
  • Run a strong SPJ spring regional conference at Hofstra in 2015.
  • Create a PCLI internship program

I’d like to increase the national exposure for PCLI and earn national Chapter of the Year honors from SPJ during my tenure.


Chris R. Vaccaro

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