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Press Club officers volunteer for Stony Brook journalism institute

Three past Press Club of Long Island presidents — Bill Bleyer, Carl Corry and Chris Vaccaro — and the current club president, Scott Brinton, addressed the roughly two dozen participants in Stony Brook University’s Robert W. Greene High School Institute, which brings together student journalists from across Long Island and even New York City. The […]

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Press Club reacts to journalists’ removal from Rep. Zeldin’s political rally

The Press Club of Long Island is deeply concerned about the ejection of two journalists from U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin’s re-election campaign kick-off rally on June 28. Pat Biancaniello, editor of Smithtown Matters, and David Ambro, managing editor of the Smithtown News, were invited to the rally, identified themselves as journalists when they arrived and were given press credentials […]

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Sponsored by PCLI, two Parkland students attending Stony Brook journalism institute

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has selected two outstanding high school journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., to join its 2018 Robert W. Greene Institute for High School Journalists. Taylor Yon, 16, and Zoe Gordon, 15, rising juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will join 24 other student […]

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Press Club to host poetry reading/fundraiser to protect journalists Aug. 23

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and you shall do likewise.”  – Walt Whitman, Poet, Journalist The Press Club of Long Island will celebrate the amazing life of PCLI Hall of Fame Honoree Walt Whitman with a poetry reading at the little farmhouse in Suffolk County that was his birthplace. Participants in this first-ever event […]

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Reflecting on the Capital Gazette Mass Shooting

All of us at the Press Club of Long Island are deeply saddened by the senseless murder of four journalists and a sales assistant at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on June 28. Gerald Fischman, 61, Rob Hiaasen, 59, John McNamara, 56, Rebecca Smith, 34, and Wendi Winters, 65, were simply doing their jobs in producing a first-rate community-based […]

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