L.I. Advocate, Pulse Magazine earn 15 Press Club honors

The Long Island Advocate, Hofstra University’s online multimedia platform for off-campus reporting, took home 13 awards in the Press Club of Long Island’s 2023 Media Awards, presented last Thursday at Fox Hollow in Woodbury.

The honors included six first places for Investigative Series Narrative, Feature Story Radio, News Story Radio, Feature Package Video, News Package Video and Sports Package Video.

Additionally, the Spring 2022 edition of Pulse Magazine, Pass the Plate, earned a first place for Feature Story Narrative and a second place in the professional division for Best Magazine. All articles in Pass the Plate were published on The Advocate last summer.

Scott Brinton, assistant professor of journalism, advises both The Advocate and Pulse Magazine.

With WABC “Eyewitness News” investigative reporter Kristin Thorne, who is also a Hofstra adjunct professor, Brinton received a second place for Investigative Reporting Narrative and a third place for In-Depth Reporting Narrative in the pro division for a series of stories on alleged wage theft by an acclaimed Rockville Centre restaurateur. The series recently led to eight of his former workers receiving a $375,000 settlement. 

The PCLI competition is judged annually by an out-of-state press association. PCLI is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 

Here is a rundown of the honors received by The Advocate and Pulse:

Second Place, Best Magazine

Hofstra Pulse: Pass the Plate

The Spring 2022 Hofstra Pulse Team

Appeared in print as Pulse and online on The Advocate.

Third Place, Best College Website

The staff of The Long Island Advocate

First Place, Feature Story Narrative

Ignored and invisible: Black women and eating disorders

Gabrielle Pascal

Appeared in print as Pulse and online on The Advocate.

First Place, Investigative Narrative

Long Island’s long history of housing segregation

Elisabeth Ford, Jillian Tkaczyk and Daniel Gall

First Place, Feature Story Radio

The Facts Behind the Felines: An up-close look at the ‘Hofcats’

Hunter Spears

First Place, News Story Radio

A Hempstead F.D. family recalls the horrors of 9/11

Dylan Sandas

Second Place, News Story Radio

Behind the Farms: Farmworkers seek rights

Damali Ramirez

First Place, Feature Package Video

Shinnecock Nation Powwow back together again

Yaw Bonsu

Second Place, Feature Package Video

To hell and back for Angels of Long Island

Yaw Bonsu

First Place, News Package Video

Long Beach residents recall Sandy’s horrors 10 years later

Yaw Bonsu, Madeline Armstrong

First Place, Sports Package Video

League of Yes: A league of opportunity

Yaw Bonsu

Second Place, Sports Package Video

Curling gains momentum on Long Island

Adam Flash

Third Place, Sports Package Video

On the run with Miss Teen Long Island 

Yaw Bonsu

Second Place, Investigative Reporting Narrative

Third Place, In-Depth Reporting Narrative

Court: Rockville Centre restaurateur owes immigrant workers hundreds of thousands

Professors Scott Brinton and Kristin Thorne