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PCLI Holiday Party tickets now on sale!

Hey L.I. Journalists, The Press Club of Long Island is gearing up for its annual Holiday Party, to be held this year at the much-swankier Watermill Caterers in Smithtown — for the same low price as in past years. The fun will start at 6 p.m. and wind down at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. […]

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Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 joins Press Club in decrying News 12 staffing cuts

Region 1 of the Society of Professional Journalists joins the Press Club of Long Island in opposition to any planned newsroom staffing cuts at News 12 Networks. SPJ has been informed by the Dolan family, founders of News 12 Networks, that their sale of the networks included a promise from Altice USA that staffing levels […]

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Press Club decries News 12 staffing cuts

The Press Club of Long Island, the local chapter of the national Society of Professional Journalists, opposes any planned newsroom staffing cuts at News 12 Networks. The Dolan family, which founded News 12 Networks, is suing Altice USA, the American division of the Netherlands-based media conglomerate Altice NV that now owns the networks. Altice USA […]

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A column celebrating the great Walt Whitman

Press Club President Scott Brinton recently published a column in Herald Community Newspapers celebrating his experiences organizing and taking part in PCLI’s first-ever poetry reading in August. Here goes: Walt Whitman, I celebrate thee! My stomach was churning furiously. The Press Club of Long Island’s first-ever poetry reading on Aug. 23 was to begin in […]

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Panel explores the question: Are journalists ‘enemies of the people’?

Are journalists “enemies of the people,” as President Trump has claimed, or “friends of democracy,” as members of the media contend? That was the subject of spirited discussion and occasional debate during a forum sponsored by the Press Club of Long Island at Newsday’s auditorium in Melville on Sept. 13, the night of the state […]

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