Newsday and newsday.com staffers received 64 awards in the Press Club of Long Island's 2014 Media Awards competition at the organization's annual dinner at Woodbury Country Club Thursday night.
Among the top awards given were the Robert W. Greene PCLI Public Service Award, which went to Newsday for a nine-month investigative project documenting police misconduct across Long Island.
The competition recognized journalists' work across various platforms -- including student journalists -- in about 80 categories.
The Newsday and newsday.com staff also won first-place awards for the website, Fashion Week coverage and for an in-depth video report about superstorm Sandy victims who still could not return to their homes more than a year later. First place was awarded to the Newsday and newsday.com staff for a photo essay comparing images of iconic superstorm Sandy devastation directly after the storm hit and more than a year later. Newsday staff also won for newspaper front-page layout.
In addition, the following Newsday and newsday.com staffers and contributors nabbed first prizes:
Nicole Fuller, Patrick Whittle, Gary Dymski and Emily C. Dooley for breaking news reporting; Delthia Ricks for science/technology; Maura McDermott for real estate; Joe Ryan for business; Joan Gralla and Yancey Roy for government/politics; Aisha Al-Muslim and Whittle for education; Donna Kutt Nahas for lifestyle feature; Dan Bubbeo for headline writing; Carl Corry, Tara Conry, Erin Geismar, Joshua Stewart and Brittany Wait for neighborhood/community reporting; Arthur Staple for sports news; Lauren Chattman for travel, Peter M. Gianotti, Erica Marcus and Joan Reminick for a blog created and maintained by an organization; Chris Ware for education video; Ware, Mario Gonzalez, Robert Cassidy and Arnold Miller for environment video; Alejandra Villa and the newsday.com staff for health video; Jessica Damiano for home and garden video; Ware, Miller, Cassidy and Villa for lifestyle feature video; J. Conrad Williams Jr. for feature photograph and sports photograph; and John Paraskevas for news photograph.
In addition, News 12 Long Island captured eight first-place awards.
The Press Club of Long Island is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Newsday and News 12 are owned by Cablevision.