Manhasset Press Wins PCLI Award

Editor Elizabeth Johnson holds up award

On Thursday, June 5, the Press Club of Long Island hosted its annual Media Awards Dinner at the Woodbury Country Club and awarded The Manhasset Press second place for the category of Best Community Newspaper.

In addition to this award, Anton Newspapers also won several awards for its reporting.

Special Award: Outstanding Cub Reporter: Betsy Abraham: The Westbury Times/Hicksville News
Best Community Newspaper, Third Place: Port Washington News
Home & Garden Reporting, First Place: Christy Hinko and Betsy Abraham: “Your Impatiens Are Doomed” Farmingdale Observer

Neighborhood/Community News, Second Place: Jaclyn Gallucci, “Jericho Man Fights Cancer With Cars,” Syosset/Jericho Tribune
Arts Reporting, Third Place: Betsy Abraham, “Feel The Rhythm,” The Westbury Times
Education Reporting, Third Place: Dave Gil de Rubio, “Meet Your New Violin Teacher,” New Hyde Park Illustrated News
Business Reporting, Third Place: Edith Updike, “Local Malls: Battle of the Behemoths,” Syosset/Jericho Tribune
Cartoon, Second Place: Matt Bodkin, “SPF For a Fireball”  Massapequa Observer
Editorial/Commentary, Third Place: John Owens, “You’d Better Smile When You Call Us That” The Roslyn News

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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