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Press Club has a blast at the Holiday Party

The Press Club of Long Island hosted its annual Holiday Party on Dec. 5 at Watermill Caterers in Smithtown, and what a night it was — full of food, friendship and holiday cheer. Roughly 60 turned out for the annual event, including a contingent from the Freeport Fire Department, who came  — as they do […]

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Giving thanks for PCLI — and our annual Holiday Party

Dear Friends and Fellow Journalists, I’m Scott Brinton, president of the Press Club of Long Island. It’s that time of year to give thanks, and I cannot properly express how thankful I am for an organization like PCLI, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which is this year’s SPJ Large Chapter of the […]

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Press Club welcomes Jeff Bessen to our board

The Press Club of Long Island welcomes Jeffrey Bessen to our Board of Directors. Bessen has been with Herald Community Newspapers since 2010 as editor of the Nassau Herald, which covers the Five Towns. He was promoted to senior editor in 2017. “I’ve known Jeff for a decade, and he is a journalist who is […]

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Covering the border — getting beyond the bluster, a panel discussion

Endemic poverty, gang violence and cartel shakedowns force tens of thousands of Mexicans and Central and South Americans to flee their homes annually for the relative safety of the United States. That story is well-known among many Americans. What is less understood is the history behind the chaos and the deep-seated economic issues south of […]

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PCLI wins SPJ Large Professional Chapter of the Year

The Press Club of Long Island, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has won SPJ’s top honor — Large Professional Chapter of the Year — “in recognition of outstanding programs and activities that enhance professionalism, thereby contributing service to the society and the profession.” It is the second time in the last four […]

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