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Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 joins Press Club in decrying News 12 staffing cuts

Region 1 of the Society of Professional Journalists joins the Press Club of Long Island in opposition to any planned newsroom staffing cuts at News 12 Networks. SPJ has been informed by the Dolan family, founders of News 12 Networks, that their sale of the networks included a promise from Altice USA that staffing levels […]

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Press Club decries News 12 staffing cuts

The Press Club of Long Island, the local chapter of the national Society of Professional Journalists, opposes any planned newsroom staffing cuts at News 12 Networks. The Dolan family, which founded News 12 Networks, is suing Altice USA, the American division of the Netherlands-based media conglomerate Altice NV that now owns the networks. Altice USA […]

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Panel explores the question: Are journalists ‘enemies of the people’?

Are journalists “enemies of the people,” as President Trump has claimed, or “friends of democracy,” as members of the media contend? That was the subject of spirited discussion and occasional debate during a forum sponsored by the Press Club of Long Island at Newsday’s auditorium in Melville on Sept. 13, the night of the state […]

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Journalists: Friends of democracy or enemies of the people?

In light of the recent ejection of two journalists from U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin’s re-election campaign kick-off rally and President Trump’s repeated statements calling journalists “enemies of the people,” the Press Club of Long Island will host a panel discussion on the status of journalists’ role in society and their increasingly hostile treatment by some politicians. […]

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Press Club poetry reading raises funds for the Committee to Protect Journalists

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center in Huntington Station was the backdrop for the Press Club of Long Island’s first-ever poetry reading on Aug. 23. For more information on the Birthplace, click here. The event, which was open to the public, attracted 16 poets and journalist-poets to the site of the […]

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