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LI Now wins Best News Blog PCLI award
Carl Corry is a journalism instructor at Suffolk County Community College and freelance journalist who has held leading roles at Newsday, News 12 and Long Island Business News.
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LI Now wins Best News Blog PCLI award

I’m proud to share that my newsday.com/towns team won first place for Best New Blog at the 2011 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards dinner on June 9.

Contributors to the blog, Long Island Now, during 2010, which is when the blog posts we submitted ran, included Erin Geismar, T.C. McCarthy and Josh Stewart, as well as Long Island Desk reporters such as Patrick Whittle.

The recognition tells us we’re going in the right direction with our aim to deliver creative, compelling community news content with a multimedia bent. From stand-up videos from the field sent from our mobile devices, to effectively using social media to share and solicit information, to great writing and video storytelling, we’ve done it all.

And, best of all, we’re having fun doing it.

Thanks to our editors for giving us the freedom to try anything we’ve thrown at them.

Here’s PCLI’s complete list of winners.

Carl Corry, Erin Geismar, T.C. McCarthy and Josh Stewart accept the first-place award for best news blog at the 2011 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards. Photo by Diana DeRosa; courtesy Press Club of Long Island

Here’s Newsday’s press release about all our winners:



Newsday Reporter Sandra Peddie Named
2011 Outstanding Long Island Journalist by Press Club of Long Island

Melville, NY, June 10, 2011 – Newsday and newsday.com have been honored with a total of 27 media awards by the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI). The awards were presented at PCLI’s annual Media Awards Dinner on June 9, 2011 at the Woodbury Country Club.

Newsday investigative reporter Sandra Peddie was named PCLI’s 2011 Outstanding Long Island Journalist, PCLI’s highest individual honor. The award was presented to Peddie for her ongoing, tenacious investigative reporting. Over the years, Peddie’s ground-breaking work has exposed numerous legislative and policy issues affecting the people of Long Island.

“Newsday is extremely proud of all of our finalists and winners, and we want to thank the Press Club of Long Island for recognizing our achievements,” said Debby Krenek, Editor of Newsday. “These awards are a tribute to our newsroom’s commitment to journalistic excellence and delivering the information that matters most to the people of Long Island.”

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