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LI Journalism Hall of Famer, Les Payne, Dies

Longtime Newsday journalist Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize winner who was a champion for racial equality, died unexpectedly Monday night at his home in Harlem, his family said. He was 76. Payne was inducted to the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016. He worked at Newsday from 1969-2006 and won a Pulitzer Prize […]

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Press Club’s Long Island Open Records Report Card Sparks Policy Changes

A year after the Press Club of Long Island published an unprecedented report card grading nearly 200 municipalities and agencies on their responsiveness to public records requests, some that scored poorly made improvements in how they handle Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests while others did not. The cumulative grade was a C in the […]

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PCLI’s Bleyer Mentors Commack Journalism Student

PCLI board trustee and past president, Bill Bleyer, spent time speaking with the staff of The Courant at Commack High School. The editor in chief, Danielle Ranucci, is the youngest PCLI member to date, and is to Bill’s right in the group image. Ranucci helped coordinate Bleyer’s visit and her school’s involvement with PCLI and […]

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PCLI Launches New Internship Support Program

The board of the Press Club of Long Island has approved the creation of a new program to facilitate internships for college and high school students. PCLI will strive to match students with Long Island media outlets willing to take them on for either paid or non-paid internships. These could be during the summer, during […]

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John Kominicki, LI Journalism Hall of Famer, dies at 62

The Press Club of Long Island is sad to learn about the passing of John Kominicki. He died this week after a brief battle with stomach cancer. He was 62. Kominicki, who was most recently publisher of Long Island Press, had served as publisher of Long Island Business News for 15 years, and was inducted […]

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