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Press Club of Long Island To Hold Police and Press Forum

The Press Club of Long Island will be holding a special meeting on Thursday focusing on the relationship between police and the press.

Journalist Phil Datz will be showing the widely viewed video of his arrest as well as video of previous confrontations with police at crime scenes.

The program will feature a panel discussion on journalists’ rights and responsibilities at crime scenes as well the policies that police have and

the training they receive on managing the media at scenes. Panelists will include Newsday Associate Editor Cliff Schechtman and representatives from the Suffolk and Nassau Police Departments. Carolyn James – a former SPJ Region 1 director and the editor of the Babylon Beacon, Amityville Record and Massapequa Post – will serve as the panel’s moderator.

The panel is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Newsday’s auditorium, which is located at 235 Pinelawn Rd. Melville, N.Y. 

Tickets are $10 for PCLI members and $20 for non-members. Contact Bill Bleyer at or 631-843-2750 for more information.


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