“We're extremely proud of these Press Club of Long Island honors and the News 12 Long Island staff members who achieved them," said Pat Dolan, News 12 Long Island News Director. "This winning work reflects credit on everyone in our newsroom -- and proves once again that News 12 Long Island delivers quality journalism that's as local as local news gets."
News 12 Long Island received awards in the following categories:
First Place Awards:
§ Breaking News – Erin Colton vs Hurricane Irene: Erin Colton, Alain Tingue, Charles Malicki
§ Non Deadline News – Search for a Serial Killer: Lauren Sivan, Debi Gade, Brian Jingeleski, Brian Endres, Glenn Garthwaite
§ Feature – Fighting Spirit: Virginia Huie, David Garden
§ Sports – Sled Hockey: Christine Insinga, Brian Jingeleski
§ Public Affairs – Fallen Heroes: Virginia Huie, staff
Second Place Awards:
§ Feature – Long Island Passport: Carol Silva, David Garden
§ Public Affairs – Inside Occupy Wall St: Stone Grissom, David Garden, Marc Racenstein
§ Web site – News12.com LI: David Kirschner, Frank Pokorney
§ TV Photojournalism – Search for a Serial Killer: Brian Jingeleski, Brian Endres
Third Place Awards:
§ TV Photojournalism – David Garden
§ Feature – Homeless Vet Burial – Christine Insinga, Jeffrey Henson
§ Sports – The Perfect Play: Kevin Maher, Daniel Scaturro, Daniel Jacobsen
§ Public Affairs – New Americans: Andrew Ehinger, David Garden
The Press Club of Long Island is a local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and awards distributed at their dinner are for the calendar year 2011.
In addition to these PCLI awards, this year News 12 Long Island also garnered five New York Emmy awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, four New York Press Club awards, four first place New York Associated Press awards, and one Deadline Club award from the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
About News 12 Long Island
News 12 Long Island is part of News 12 Networks, the country's first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. News 12 Long Island was the first local 24-hour cable television news channel of its kind to launch in the United States in 1986, and celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In addition to the 24-hour local news channel, News 12 also features the award winning news12.com, the destination for Long Island news on the web; and News 12 Interactive, channel 612 on iO TV, providing local news on-demand to Cablevision subscribers. News 12 Long Island is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation.
Cablevision Systems Corporation is one of the nation’s leading media and telecommunications companies. In addition to delivering its Optimum-branded cable, Internet, and voice offerings throughout the New York area, the company owns and operates cable systems serving homes in four Western states. Cablevision’