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 […]
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.
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, […]
Former PCLI board member David Reich-Hale, business editor of Newsday.com, is now a business reporter for the newspaper. Reich-Hale was previously the Regional Editor for Aol/Patch.com’s Long Island operation, as well as the editor of Long Island Business News. He will be covering a wide variety of business topics, including banking, finance, health care and the […]
PCLI President Chris Vaccaro was named Associate Region 1 Director of the Society of Professional Journalists at this week’s Excellence in Journalism conference in New Orleans. Vaccaro, who has served as PCLI’s president since 2014, is also the advisor for Hofstra University’s student SPJ chapter. Additionally, he chairs the SPJ Region 1 Mark of Excellence awards program […]