RCI newspapers honored by Press Club of Long Island


Richner Communications Inc. took home two big awards recently in Press Club of Long Island’s 2016 Media Awards competition. The honors were given at a gala dinner at the Woodbury Country Club.

The Oyster Bay Guardian received third place for Best Community Newspaper in a large field of Long Island’s best weekly publications. Laura Lane, of Salisbury, is editor and reporter for the paper.

Scott Brinton, of Merrick, Herald Community Newspapers’ executive editor, earned third place for Environmental Reporting for an in-depth feature story that he wrote and photographed on the red foxes of Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve in Merrick.

Additionally, Brinton, a PCLI Board trustee since 2016, was named the organization’s vice president.

PCLI, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, is a non-profit organization that advocates for press freedom, provides ongoing education for working journalists, and offers networking opportunities for new and veteran journalists alike.