Steve Wick named Outstanding Long Island Journalist

Steve Wick, Newsday’s investigations and enterprise editor, has been named the Press Club of Long Island’s 2010 Outstanding Long Island Journalist, capturing PCLI’s highest to an individual journalist.

Wick’s distinguished reporting and editing career at Newsday started in 1977.

Since then, he has been a Long Island reporter, a member of the award-winning Investigations Team and a lead writer on the yearlong Long Island history project.

Over the past several years, some of his investigative team’s efforts have centered on revealing how:

  • Taxpayer money has been abused by special districts that have rewarded commissioners with special perks and privileges
  • School districts across the Island have awarded state pension benefits to private lawyers who also were paid as consultants
  • School districts have routinely rehired just-retired superintendents to perform the same jobs while collecting both pensions and salaries

He also led an award-winning two-year-long project that documented the lives of six families who struggled with the emotional and financial effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Wick has demonstrated mastery of the wide range of writing and editing techniques that he employs on a daily basis to construct both hard-edged investigations and deeply reported, detail-laden narratives that celebrate the human spirit.

Wick will be presented the Outstanding Long Island Journalist Award at the annual Media Awards dinner on Thursday, June 10, at the Woodbury Country Club.

2010 PCLI MEDIA AWARDS FINALISTS

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