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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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]