I’d like to thank some SPJ friends for endorsing my candidacy for the Society’s At-Large Director seat on the national board. Your sentiments mean a great deal to me, and I look forward to continue working with you.
I’ve known Carl Corry for more than half of my life. I met him at the Stony Brook University student paper, the Statesman, and from then to now he has held a passion for journalism that I’ve not seen in many other people. His passion for SPJ is so contagious it should be classified as a virus.
As a chapter president, I’ve see how valuable it is to have people on your team who want to get the job done and then do it. Carl Corry is one of those people. That’s why I know he would be a valuable addition to the SPJ board as an at-large director, just as he was as regional director.
“I got to know Carl Corry while I was a regional director and he was president of his chapter, the Press Club of Long Island. When he became a regional director himself, all the things I knew about him as a chapter president — his dedication, leadership skills, plain ability to make things happen for SPJ members — were going to serve him well. They did. When you talk to Carl, you get sincerity, optimism and humility. He’s one of the all-too-rare ones in SPJ leadership who prefers to work in the vineyard of the Society, side by side with members, so that SPJ produces an abundant harvest. He will return your vote, your investment in him if you will, many times over when he returns to the board as at-large director.”
As a former member of the national board of directors, I support Carl for At-Large Director because of his character, competence and collegiality. I have witnessed all three in his organizing regional conferences and participating in national conferences. He’s committed to improving journalism education through innovative programming, and my students have benefited greatly. Carl advances our society’s missions, and I am pleased to support his candidacy.
Carl Corry has been a fabulous leader of the Press Club of Long Island — and would bring his high energy, commitment to excellence in journalism and strong people-skills to SPJ as an At-Large Director. I wholeheartedly endorse his candidacy and urge a big vote for Carl. I’m quite familiar with the Press Club of Long Island having formed the organization in 1974 and being elected its founding president. Carl, as president of the Press Club of Long Island and in other leadership capacities, has been a treasure for the organization. His work at SPJ has likewise, been remarkable. As an At-Large Director, he would be continuing his solid service to SPJ. Another important point: Carl, in his position as online editor at Newsday and, previously, as executive producer of News 12 Interactive, has been at the cutting edge of “new journalism.” Carl’s deep involvement in the dramatic changes in media stands to serve SPJ well.
I met Carl more than 10 years ago at an SPJ regional conference in Port Jefferson, N.Y. He was a member of PCLI, and I was a new board member in Connecticut. I was struck by his energy and enthusiasm for the organization and all that it could do for journalists. As we continued our journeys through SPJ — he as Region 1 director, I as Deadline Club president — Carl has never lost that enthusiam for helping journalists. He’s hardworking, smart and has incredible ideas of how to use technology to help SPJ help journalists across the country. He would make an incredible Director At Large and he has my full support.
Carl is one of the good guys. As a regional director, a chapter official and other positions he’s held in SPJ, Carl has helped our chapter through a number of tough times and–most important–maintained communications throughout. He’s just the kind of leader the board needs. I heartily endorse his candidacy.”
We found ourselves with less than a year to prepare for a Regional Conference and Carl Corry immediately offered to give us the Long Island Press Club’s website from the 2012 Regional so we could use/copy it for registration for our regional. He spent a good deal of time assisting New Jersey board members in getting the site up and running. We weren’t surprised at this assistance because Carl is always willing to help other members or other chapters. He is one person I know I can turn to, any time. The Regional he and the rest of the PCLI board ran at Stony Brook was excellent in every way, from the quality panels and speakers to the terrific swag in the goodie bags. I was really hoping Carl would win the Director at Large slot last year and am confident he will win this year.
…I look forward to many more SCCC student collaborations with both Newsday and SPJ and
am grateful for wonderful colleagues such as yourself in the newspaper biz! You truly care
about up-and-coming journalists and I appreciate your support and faith given to our community
Most of all, thanks for giving Suffolk County Community College students the attention and validity I believe they deserve!