After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Press Club of Long Island will host the annual PCLI Media Awards dinner on Thursday, June 2, at 6 p.m. at Marriott Melville Long Island.
The PCLI Media Awards honors the best in Long Island journalism in print, broadcast and digital. The finalists will be announced in the beginning of May and will take home first-place trophies or second- or third-place certificates at the dinner.
The evening will include the induction of the 2022 class of the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame: Bryan Boyhan of The Sag Harbor Express, Joye Brown of Newsday, Drew Scott of News 12 Long Island and — in the PCLI Wing of the Hall of Fame — Chris R. Vaccaro.
PCLI will also present scholarships to Rachel Luscher of Hofstra University, Max Robinson and Nicolas Rontanini of Adelphi University and Daniel Rosato of Mattituck High School.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar and networking opportunities. A buffet dinner will be served around 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony will commence soon after, followed by dessert. The event runs until 10 p.m.
Tickets are $75 for Press Club of Long Island members and $95 for nonmembers.
Student tickets (high school and undergraduate) are $50 for members of PCLI, Hofstra SPJ or SBU-SPJ, and $60 for nonmembers.
A table of 10 is $850.
Journal ads are $125.
COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend this event.
About PCLI: The PRESS CLUB OF LONG ISLAND is a professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It is devoted to protecting and advocating for First Amendment rights, furthering ethical standards and providing ongoing training. The club was founded in 1974 in response to a reporter being jailed for failing to reveal a source. Become a member at spj.org/join.asp.