News 12 picks up 44 Press Club of Long Island awards
While there was no official ceremony this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, News 12 ‘took home’ 44 Press Club of Long Island awards this week.
Of the 44 awards, News 12 Digital snagged 24 of them, including five for the Power of the People: The Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant project. Hate at Home: A Multimedia Data Experience also picked up four awards, including first place in the Multimedia Database category. Hate at Home was a joint investigation across all seven News 12 footprints.
Some of the other categories that News 12 earned first place in were Arts – Video, Entertainment – Video, User Engagement, Environment, Food & Beverage and many more.
Also, this year, the Bob Greene Public Service Award was awarded to Newsday and the Long Beach Herald. And the one inductee for the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame this year is David Frothingham, publisher of Long Island’s first newspaper. Frothingham’s Long-Island Herald was first published in 1791 in Sag Harbor. PCLI placed a historic marker at the site in 2018. The PCLI board chose only one historic inductee in 2020 rather than honor living individuals who could not enjoy an in-person event with family, friends and colleagues.
For a full list of 2020 winners, click here.