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Long Island Press to relaunch monthly print publication

John Kominicki has been named publisher and executive

John Kominicki has been named publisher and executive editor of the Long Island Press. Photo Credit: Long Island Press

The Long Island Press, a local news website that ended its weekly print edition in 2014, will relaunch a monthly print publication on Sept. 1.

The Press was purchased by Queens-based newspaper publisher Schneps Communications in April.

Veteran journalist John Kominicki has been hired as publisher and executive editor of the Press, while marketing executive Joanna Austin will serve as associate publisher and senior vice president, Schneps officials said Wednesday. Timothy Bolger, a longtime Press reporter, was recently promoted to editor-in-chief.

The new monthly will focus on news and lifestyle content.

“We are thrilled . . . to relaunch the beloved Long Island Press brand as a monthly publication,” Victoria Schneps, co-owner of Schneps Communications, said in a release.

Kominicki, who spent 15 years as publisher of Long Island Business News, most recently founded the digital and events platform Innovate Long Island.

Kominicki said in an interview that he will continue to oversee Innovate Long Island.

The decision to relaunch print publication of the Long Island Press was made after surveying its online readers.

“We believe there’s still plenty of room in the print arena for a broad circulation lifestyle publication,” he said. “Long Islanders are very interested in food, drink and destination coverage.”

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