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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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Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Brian Donovan dies at 77

  All of us at the Press Club of Long Island were saddened to learn of the passing of Newsday investigative reporter Brian Donovan after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He will be deeply missed by the Long Island journalism community. Donovan, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, was a towering figure of Long Island […]

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Meet the 2017 Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s inductees of the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame will be honored at the annual Press Club of Long Island Awards to be held on June 7 at Woodbury Country Club. Tickets are still available for the event! Let’s learn more about this year’s inductees … Jimmy Breslin, Class of 2017 James Breslin […]

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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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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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