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Press Club arranges for historical marker at William Cullen Bryant’s Cedarmere estate

A historical marker commemorating William Cullen Bryant’s influential role as a journalist was dedicated at his Cedarmere estate on Saturday. The marker was commissioned by the Press Club of Long Island, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as part of its ongoing program to mark historic sites in journalism history. The unveiling was […]

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Hofstra’s Gabriella Ciuffetelli wins Robert W. Greene/PCLI scholarship

Gabriella Ciuffetelli, a senior at Hofstra University, has been named as the recipient of the school’s Robert W. Greene/Press Club of Long Island scholarship. She will be recognized at a scholarship luncheon held at the school. Ciuffetelli is pursuing a double major in journalism and political science, and a minor in economics. “Being awarded this […]

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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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