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PCLI hosting SPJ After Deadline Event

The Press Club of Long Island will join SPJ chapters across the country on April 18 for the second annual SPJ After Deadline event. Join the fun and network with other journalists in your area over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Date: April 18, 2017 Location: Black Forest Brew Haus 2015 New Hwy, Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735 Time: […]

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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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PCLI Event: Google News Lab Training

The Press Club of Long Island is hosting a Google News Lab training event on April 12. Boost your reporting by learning how to incorporate a suite of free Google tools into your workflow. At this training, we’ll first cover how to request, analyze and visualize data using Google Sheets before diving into how to […]

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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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IRE Event: 2017 Long Island, NY Watchdog Workshop

This training will offer several of our core sessions that will improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories. These sessions are designed for reporters, editors, and producers from small, […]

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