Press Club Hosting Community Journalism Forum at Stony Brook on April 5

The Press Club of Long Island will host its second annual talk, “Why a Community Newspaper Is a Great Place to Start — and Make — a Career in Journalism,” at Stony Brook University on April 5.

The panel discussion will feature two of Long Island’s most distinguished community journalists, along with two SBU graduates who recently began their careers at community papers.

Where: Stony Brook University, Melville Library, Fourth Floor, Room E4330. (It’s located between the two elevator banks, on a hall with windows overlooking the library atrium.) 

When: Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m.

Open to the public. Admission is free. Career networking is encouraged. Pizza will be served. RSVP to Scott Brinton at

The Speakers

  • Denise Civiletti: Denise Civiletti is co-founder, publisher and editor of the community news website RiverheadLOCAL.
  • Joseph Shaw: Joseph Shaw is executive editor of the Press News Group, publishers of The Southampton Press and The East Hampton Press, and the website
  • Daine Taylor: A 2015 Stony Brook University graduate, Daine Taylor has been a Herald Community Newspapers reporter and editor for nearly three years.
  • Bridget Downes: Bridget Downes has been a reporter for the Long Beach Herald since late 2016 and earned her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University, where she studied journalism.
  • Moderator: Scott Brinton: Scott Brinton, the Press Club of Long Island’s vice president, is executive editor of Herald Community Newspapers and in Garden City.
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