Archive for March, 2017

Making a career in community journalism: the talk

The following is a piece about a recent PCLI discussion panel about community journalism written by PCLI board member and Long Island Herald executive editor Scott Brinton …  The March 15 panel discussion sponsored by the Press Club of Long Island and Herald Community Newspapers, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start […]

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Long Island governments get a C in Press Club Open Records Report Card

An unprecedented audit by the Press Club of Long Island on the responsiveness of 195 municipalities and agencies to New York State Freedom of Information Law requirements revealed almost two-thirds failed to respond to requests for public records before the deadlines set by the law while almost half did not provide a list of documents they’re required to maintain.

And almost one-third of the villages did not provide a required written FOIL policy, although these policies are already in their municipal codes.

The overall average grade that Long Island local governments and agencies received for FOIL compliance is a C.

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PCLI approves new scholarship donations

The Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) board has agreed to increase its donation for the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute at Stony Brook from $1,000 to $3,000 this year to help the university increase the number of high school students attending from 18 to 24 with an added emphasis on minority and disadvantaged students. […]

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