FOI – Press Club of Long Island
March 13, 2017

Long Island governments get a C in Press Club Open Records Report Card

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.
February 14, 2015

Suffolk Police-Media Advisory panel debuts with PCLI help

A court-ordered committee designed to improve relations between Suffolk County police and local media after an officer improperly arrested a photojournalist held its first meeting recently. […]
November 17, 2013

PCLI queries Nassau, Suffolk Police over FOIL issues

The Press Club of Long Island has been working to break down recently erected barriers to basic Nassau and Suffolk county police information that is legally open to the public for review.
October 18, 2012

PCLI sponsors Freedom of Information workshop

The Press Club of Long Island and Society of Professional Journalists sponsored a free freedom of information workshop in Southampton, N.Y. on Wednesday.
December 10, 2009

Senate Judiciary passes Shield Law bill

The shield law bill, S. 448, has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. It will now go to the full Senate.
May 14, 2009

Suffolk Police F.O.I.L. forms go online

The Suffolk County Police Department announced that Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) requests for police and motor vehicle crash reports can now be made online through the police department’s Web site, www.suffolkpd.org.
January 13, 2009

History of the PCLI Media Awards

The ceremony was at the Holiday Inn, Plainview, where we normally held our other PCLI meetings. There was no dinner. Just a bunch of seats in a small room with thin walls, where, as usual, we were being drowned out by the noise of a union meeting in an adjacent room.
October 10, 2008

PCLI gets kudos from SPJ

From SPJ’s newsletter: ABSURDIA IN ISLANDIA Journalists and the general public on Long Island are scratching their heads after one municipal body, the Islandia Village Board, […]
October 6, 2008

Islandia tables open access bill

It has been reported that the village of Islandia has tabled its discussion of a proposed ordinance to ban audio and video Hair. When blue free […]