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Newsday wins 87 Press Club of Long Island awards

Newsday staff at the 2017 Long Island Press

Newsday staff at the 2017 Long Island Press Club awards dinner on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Credit: Paul Fleishman

Newsday won 87 Press Club of Long Island awards Wednesday night in the organization’s 2017 competition.

The awards honoring articles and multimedia packages were presented at the annual Long Island Media Awards dinner at the Woodbury Country Club.

Newsday won 40 first-place awards, including top honors for breaking news coverage, and for its reporting on crime/justice, business, education, science/technology, government/politics, environment, health and sports news. The newspaper also won numerous awards for best use of social media.

“We’re so proud to see our colleagues honored for all the ways they bring strong coverage to Long Islanders,” Newsday Editor Deborah Henley said.

News 12 Long Island won 12 awards.

The Robert W. Greene Public Service Award was previously awarded to Newsday for its investigative series on systemic flaws in Long Island’s judicial system that have allowed hundreds of cases to be sealed from public view.

Among inductees into the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame honored Wednesday was the late columnist Jimmy Breslin, who wrote for Newsday and the New York Daily News.

The Press Club is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated when Jimmy Breslin worked for Newsday.


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