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Student Journalists Win Big at Press Club of LI Awards

The Hofstra Chronicle was named best college newspaper and student media outlets WRHU 88.7 FM and Long Island Report won a dozen other prizes at the Press Club of Long Island’s annual journalism awards on June 4.

Student staffers and community volunteers at WRHU almost swept the professional radio categories, winning six first-place awards for programming in business/economy, arts and entertainment, education, government/politics, health and sports news.

Hofstra news site Long Island Report also won first-place in the feature story category for its story on homeless veterans.

In addition, Hofstra adjunct journalism professor Scott Brinton, a member of the PCLI’s Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame, won three awards for his work at Herald Community Papers, where he is senior editor for enterprise reporting and staff development.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include former longtime Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer ’74, Long Island Press contributing writer Shelly Feuer Domash ’68, and Susan Murphy, who was news director and morning news anchor at WALK-FM  as well as a former assistant dean at Hofstra University’s Lawrence Herbert School of Communication.

The Press Club of Long Island is one of the largest professional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists.   See the full list of this year’s winners.


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