Woodbury - (WALK) Many of Long Island's leading journalists were honored for their reports about our communities during the previous year at the Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.
More than 200 finalists gathered at the Woodbury Country Club to honor award-recipients in more than 70 categories in television, print, Web and radio Thursday. WALK's David North won in the category of Education Reporting for his "Island Assignment" program about New York State's Common Core testing program.
Earlier this year the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) announced the creation of the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame. The first inductees, introduced Thursday, are all previous recipients of the annual PCLI Outstanding Long Island Journalist Award, the group's highest award for an individual journalists. Among the inaugural class is Frank Brinka, a former WALK-FM news director.
This year's PCLI Outstanding Long Island Journalist is Kieran Crowley, an author and noted crime-reporter for the New York Post, who is now also a member of the Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame selection committee reached back into our heritage to include Walt Whitman, one of America's greatest poets and founder of the Long Islander, a newspaper still serving residents of the Huntington area.
For more information about the PCLI, the Media Awards, and this year's program visit their Website: http://www.pcli.org/