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Public Memorial Set for News 12 Long Island Anchor Judy Martin

There has been an outpouring of shock, grief and speculation about the sudden death of 49-year-old News 12 Long Island anchor Judy Martin.

Here are a couple of noteworthy, respectful comments left below Newsday TV critic Vern Gay‘s February 2 item:

Greg Marcus: I am stunned beyond belief that Judy is gone. She was incredibly kind and supportive to me as a new writer and as a person. She spent an hour with me on the phone giving me suggestions in December. I am very new to the field of life balance, and to get the support and encouragement from someone established and in the media meant the world to me. While I was just getting to know her, I feel like I lost someone close to me. I can only imagine how hard this must be for those who were close to her. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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WCBS-TV Reporter Carolyn Gusoff Tells Story of Horrific Long Island Kidnapping 20 Years Later

It was a sensationalized story that captivated the nation and it happened in our backyard.

Katie Beers was 10-year-old in late 1992 when a family acquaintance abducted her from his Bay Shore, New York home. For more than two weeks, Beers was chained in nothing more than a coffin size box.

Those who recall the story, recall the outrage attached to it.

Now WCBS/Channel 2 Long Island reporter Carolyn Gusoff has co-authored a book with Beers, describing in detail the ugly ordeal that the young girl endured.

Gusoff, first floated the idea in 2008, but on a much smaller scale. At the time, Sal Inghilleri, convicted in 1994 for sexually abusing Beers, was back in court. It triggered Gusoff to think of Beers finally telling about her ordeal.

“So I tracked her down, which was no easy task,” Gusoff tells FishbowlNY. “She had been shrouded in secrecy and anonymity for years.”

But the plucky reporter used her sources to eventually find Beers’ foster parents. They shot down any exclusive interview for local news (Gusoff was at WNBC then). Rather than submit her story for a two-minute TV story, Beers was determined to have it told in book form.

“I volunteered. It was a story that was close to my heart that I covered 20 years ago,” Gusoff says. “I just felt, ‘Who knows this case better than I do?’”

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WINS and WCBS-AM Among Broadcasting Award Winners from Associated Press

The winners have been chosen for the 2012 New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association. WINS and WCBS 880 were among radio stations securing at least two first-place wins.

On the TV side, Cablevision’s News 12 Westchester and News 12 Long Island each led the way with three, first-place awards.

WNBC/Channel 4 took home two, first-place trophies.

The awards were handed out over the weekend in Saratoga Springs.

Long Island’s Fair Media Council Says WCBS/WLNY Deal Is ‘Wonderful Thing’

The Fair Media Council was created as a media watchdog on Long Island. Its main event for the year is the Folio Awards, held each April.  Beyond that, one piece of news captivated the Council.

Viewers are yet to see the full effects of WCBS/Channel 2′s acquisition of WLNY/Channel 10, 55.

Fair Media Council executive director Jaci Clement says this is important on so many levels.

“It’s a wonderful thing when you look at the total media landscape of the island,” Clement tells FishbowlNY. “Because what you have here is one major news source [Cablevision] that dominates the news of Long Island.”

Cablevision created News 12 Long Island in 1986. Then the Bethpage-based company bought Newsday in 2008, giving Long Islanders no recourse for finding news and information via TV and newspaper.

“Since they merged, you see more and more of them working closely together and actually producing less local news,” Clement says. “…We actually have less news now than we had in the past.”

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New York Press Club Hands Out Annual Awards; The Associated Press Takes Top Honors

The Associated Press was the big winner today of the 2012 New York Press Club Awards for Journalism. The AP walked away with six awards including top prize, the Gold Keyboard Investigative Journalism Award for the series, “NYPD Spies on NYC.”

Finalists for the Gold Keyboard were Ian Urbina at The New York Times and Daniel Golden and Oliver Staley at Bloomberg News.

NY1 won the coveted Rev. Mychal Judge Heart of New York trophy for One on 1 with Budd Mishkin: A Look Back at 2011.

Finalist for the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter was WCBS 880 reporter/anchor Alex Silverman.

The winner for Best Headline and Front Page in the magazine category went to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, while Newsday took home for newspaper.

For Best Business Reporting, Bloomberg TV with anchors Carole Massar, Matt Miller, and Carole Zimmer was victorious. Bloomberg also won in the magazine division.

Best Business Reporting among newspapers goes to The Wall Street Journal.

In the Consumer Reporting category, chalk another for the mayor’s media empire, as Bloomberg News wins in the NewsWire division.

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Time Joins Tumblr, Sept. 6
  2. Traffic Reporter Jill Nicolini Leaves WPIX, Heads for WNYW (left), Sept. 2
  3. News 12 Long Island Meteorologist Rich Hoffman Curses On Air, Rips Station, Sept. 2
  4. Simplistic Lady Gaga Featured on Harper’s Bazaar, Sept. 7
  5. Covering 9/11 ‘Heart Wrenching’ and ’Nightmare’ for WPIX Morning Anchor Sukanya Krishnan, Sept. 6
  6. Two WSJ Veterans Leave for New York Times, Sept. 6
  7. Catching Up with Former Channel 9/WWOR Weatherman Lloyd Lindsay Young, Sept. 6
  8. Former Governor David Paterson Gets a ‘Surprise’ as WOR Afternoon Host, Sept. 2
  9. Back to WCBS, Chris Wragge Co-Anchors 6 p.m. Newscast, Sept. 7
  10. Recently Retired WABC/Channel 7 Sports Anchor Scott Clark ‘Felt Very Strongly’ About Wearing Officers’ Badges After 9/11, Sept. 5

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News 12 Long Island Meteorologist Rich Hoffman Curses on Air, Rips Station

A technical glitch and an upset on-air employee led to an embarrassing combination yesterday morning.

Veteran News 12 Long Island meteorologist, Rich Hoffman, caused quite a stir just after 9 a.m.

A commercial break tirade with one of the morning anchors made it to the live Web stream. Worse still, the audio went live on News 12.

And in the world we live in today, news is even more immediate thanks to social media.

Dozens of people commented about the Hoffman/engineers faux pas on the News 12 Long Island Facebook page.  

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WPIX’s Greg Mocker Among Those Looking to be Named New York’s Funniest Reporter

To paraphrase Joe Pesci from Goodfellas, “How are they so funny?”

Greg Mocker, is the WPIX/Channel 11 reporter, most associated with his MTA run-ins. But can the high-energy Channel 11 street reporter tell a funny story?

We’ll find out this weekend, as Mocker and several others vie for the title of New York ’s Funniest Reporter.

The 6th Annual New York’s Funniest Reporter Show takes place on Saturday at 5:30 pm at Comic Strip Live (1568 Second Avenue) . Each of the seven media professionals will do five minutes of stand up comedy. Mocker and News 12 Long Island anchor Lauren Sivan are the only local reporters. Sivan, though, the 2010 champ will participate, but can not win.

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Bloomberg and WCBS-AM, Big Winners of New York Press Club Journalism Awards

Winners were announced for the 2011 New York Press Club Journalism Awards yesterday. Bloomberg LP and NY1 each won four awards, while WCBS 880 was honored with three trophies.  

Winners were selected from 20 categories. The award presentation will take place Monday, June 13 at the Water Club.

The complete list of winners after the jump

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Meteorologist Craig Allen Marks 30 Years of Forecasts on WCBS-AM

April 27, 1981—Ronald Reagan was just over three months into his term as president (having escaped an assassination attempt four weeks prior) and we were still three months away from that generation’s Royal Wedding of Prince William’s parents Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

April 27, 1981 was also the date that a young meteorologist from Long Island made his debut at WCBS 880.

Thus began a remarkable run for Craig Allen, doing virtually the same shift (5-10a; 4-7p) ever since. (In February, Allen signed a three-year extension with WCBS).

However, early on Allen had no illusions that he was destined for a 30-year career at a radio powerhouse.

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