Nominate for PCLI Special Media Awards

There are a number of special honors as part of the annual Press Club of Long Island Media Awards. Please consider nominating deserving individuals!

Special Awards and Scholarships

  • Except where noted, the special awards and scholarships will be judged by the Press Club of Long Island executive board
  • All entries must include a nomination letter
  • There are no entry fees to submit nominations for these special awards and scholarships
  • Deadline for special media awards: April 1, 2017
  • Please send all special media award and scholarship nominations to: Chris R. Vaccaro, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Journalism, Hofstra University, School of Communication, Hempstead, N.Y. 11549.

LONG ISLAND JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME: The Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame recognizes trailblazing journalists, past and present. The criteria for those being inducted requires that they be someone who has made a significant contribution to Long Island journalism, or be a Long Islander who has made contributions to journalism beyond Long Island.

PHIL SPAHN MEMORIAL AWARD: Presented to a PCLI member who has demonstrated leadership, ability and outstanding service to journalism, to PCLI or to the community.

THE ROBERT W. GREENE PCLI PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD: Awarded for a story, series, investigative piece, column or editorial that had an impact on Long Island. Judging will be based on both the reporting and impact of the story. Entry must include a nomination letter detailing impact of the story.

JAMES MURPHY CUB REPORTER OF THE YEAR: Open to reporters with a year or less of full-time experience as of Dec. 31, 2016. Candidates must demonstrate ability and commitment to a career in journalism. Nominations must be submitted by an editor, publisher, news director or station manager and include a letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications, and three work samples.

COLLEGE JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: Recognize outstanding college journalists who either attend a Long Island college or live on Long Island but attend college elsewhere. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. Nomination letters must be submitted by the student’s adviser, editor, station manager or professor that detail the candidate’s qualifications. Nominations must include three samples of the candidate’s work and a brief essay by the nominee on his/her goals in journalism.

LEARNING DISABILITY JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP: Eligibility is limited to college students or high school seniors in or entering a college journalism program having a learning disability as defined by the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Applicants must submit an essay showing how their learning disability did not dissuade them from pursuing their interest in journalism. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded. A nomination letter must be submitted by the student’s adviser, editor, station manager or professor.

HANK LOGEMAN/NEWS 12 LONG ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM AWARD: In memory of UPI reporter and Mineola pressroom veteran Hank Logeman, who was an influence on many journalists throughout the years. The award is designed to support and promote high school journalism on Long Island. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding high school journalist/broadcaster, newspaper, or radio station that does the most to promote high school journalism on Long Island. Entries must include a nomination letter. Judging will be done by representatives of News 12 Long Island and the Press Club of Long Island.

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