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Four Alt-Weekly Writers Among 2012 Livingston Finalists

Timothy Bolger, Katrina Longworth, Terrence McCoy, and Patrick Michels are finalists for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. (FULL STORY)
Livingston Awards  |  04-25-2013  4:03 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press Wins 23 New York Press Association Awardsnew

On the strength of its Hurricane Sandy coverage, the paper picked up eleven first-place honors, including the award for Editorial Excellence.
Long Island Press  |  04-12-2013  2:25 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press To Go Monthlynew

The 10-year-old alt-weekly will be publishing monthly and remaining daily online, according to a letter from its publisher to readers.
Long Island Press  |  12-07-2012  5:21 pm  |  Industry News

Long Island Press Has New Editornew

Long-time staffer Christopher Twarowski succeeds former editor Michael Patrick Nelson.
Long Island Press  |  08-27-2012  12:28 pm  |  Industry News

Long Island Press Wins 19 NY Press Association Awards

Long Island Press  |  05-02-2012  4:22 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press Publisher Releases Video on Gas Prices

The Long Island Press has crossed mediums to produce a video-short that explains the role commodities speculators play in the price at the pump. The video is written and hosted by publisher Jed Morey who writes frequently on the topic. (FULL STORY)
Long Island Press  |  04-12-2012  6:00 pm  |  Press Releases

Long Island Press Investigation Leads to Indictment of Local Police Officialsnew

A March 2011 cover story questioned whether the Nassau County Police Department gave preferential treatment to donors of a nonprofit police foundation.
Long Island Press  |  03-06-2012  3:32 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press Wins Top Honors at SPJ

The Long Island Press racked up 22 total prizes at the 2011 Society of Professional Journalists’ Press Club of Long Island Media Awards. (FULL STORY)
Long Island Press  |  06-23-2011  4:01 pm  |  Press Releases

Long Island Press 'Dominated' 2010 New York Press Association Awards

The Long Island Press brought home a total of 23 awards at the New York Press Association (NYPA)'s 2010 Better Newspaper Contest when winners were announced last weekend. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-13-2011  9:11 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Six Alt-Weekly Stories Named IRE Finalists

Stories from five AAN-member papers and one series that ran in several papers have been named finalists in this year's Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) journalism contest. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-11-2011  9:06 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press Honored with Multiple Awards

The Long Island Press brought home seventeen awards at the Long Island chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' 2010 Media Awards dinner. The Press earned honors in virtually every category of the competition. (FULL STORY)
Press Club of Long Island SPJ / Fair Media Council  |  07-14-2010  10:05 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Three Young Alt-Weekly Staffers Finalists for 2009 Livingston Awardsnew

The Village Voice's Elizabeth Dwoskin, Jaclyn Galluci of the Long Island Press, and Chris Vogel of the Houston Press are among the finalists for this year's Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, an all-media, general reporting contest that awards three $10,000 prizes for Local, National, and International Reporting to journalists under the age of 35. It's Dwoskin's second nomination in a row; last year's local reporting winner was Phoenix New Times' John Dickerson. Winners will be announced on June 2.
The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists  |  05-03-2010  2:20 pm  |  Honors & Achievements

Four AAN Members Take Home 23 New York Press Association Awardsnew

The New York Press Association announced the winners of its annual Best Newspaper Contest this past weekend, and four alt-weeklies were in the mix. The Long Island Press took home nine awards, including first-place wins for Coverage of Elections/Politics; News Story; and Sports Feature. The New York Press won five total awards, including firsts for Coverage of Business, Financial & Economic News; Coverage of Crime/Police/Courts; Feature Story; and Best Use of Color. Syracuse New Times won five awards as well, including a first-place finish in the Editorial Cartoon category. Ithaca Times took home four awards, including a first-place nod for Best Column.
New York Press Association  |  03-30-2010  9:59 am  |  Honors & Achievements

Long Island Press Turns Cover Story into Standalone Multimedia Site

The Press recently developed a multimedia site to accompany a cover story on Long Island's Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center and its holocaust survivors as part of its attempt to find new ways to present its journalism. Publisher Jed Morey tells AAN News it is all tied into the company's recent expansion of video journalism, which includes hiring a full-time video journalist. "It has really energized the staff and brought a whole new perspective to our reporting, because his pitches are so unique," Morey says. "Part of our growth this year is online and we're making original video a huge part of that initiative."
AAN News  |  02-25-2010  11:22 am  |  Industry News

How the Long Island Press Took Advantage of Newsday's Paywallnew

While the economic downturn hurt the paper a bit, Press publisher Jed Morey tells CNN Money there were no mass layoffs -- and the paper was back in the black by the end of last year. Morey pegs the Press' success in part to the decision of Long Island's daily paper Newsday to go partly behind a paywall last year. The Press seized the opportunity and began running more general news on the web, to appeal to those who might not pay for Newsday online. Since then, Morey says traffic has gone up 600 percent. "It is not about a newspaper, it is not about the physical product or even the experience. It's about the quality of the journalism," he says. "If you stay true to that, we think that there is several different places you can go with that. The web being one of them."
CNN Money  |  02-09-2010  2:21 pm  |  Industry News