Morrissey Tears Open with Two Homers in Big Red Victory


Glen Cove softball continued its torrid start Friday afternoon as it cruised to a 12-1 win against Manhasset at home.

Big Red got a gigantic lift from freshman Kayla Morrissey. The center fielder jumped out on Manhasset pitcher Kristen Leung early as she tore a three-run home run that scored Nicole Alexander and Hailey Langone.

“I haven’t been hitting so far this season,” Morrissey said. “I just wanted to get a hit.”

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Martinez, Clarke Shut Out Glen Cove


A two-run home run off their opponents’ bat just wasn’t the way coach Carmine Rotolo wanted his Glen Cove team to start the game Friday afternoon.

Big Red fell behind to Clarke High School 3-0 after the first inning and couldn’t crawl back into the game, dropping the contest 5-0.

“We’re just not mentally there yet to compete with a team like that,” Rotolo said.

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Holocaust Survivors Call for More Bullying Laws

Holocaust survivors and relatives of those who died by the hands of Adolf Hitler called on local citizens to quit the recent trend of cyber-bullying – as they said bullying of Jews in Germany and Poland was a precursor to the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II.

The survivors and the families met at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Nassau County in Glen Cove this morning to commemorate the upcoming Yom HaShoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Ferry Terminal Bid Approved, Project to Begin Soon

The multi-million dollar Glen Cove Ferry Terminal is one step closer to reality after the City Council awarded a bid to start construction on the project at Tuesday night’s meeting.

Chesterfield Associates of Westhampton Beach received a contract for waterborne and site improvements – more or less to get the project off the ground.

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North Hempstead Town Board Approves Upgrades to Beaches, Golf Course

A trio of state grants have paved — and paid — the way for Town of North Hempstead projects to begin at two Port Washington beaches.

The town board unanimously approved two bond resolutions Tuesday evening to spend $530,000 to build a new boat ramp at Bar Beach, and $200,000 to rehabilitate wetlands and erosion issues in Bar Beach Cove.

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Study: Newspapers Need to ‘Shed Legacy Costs’ to Capture Online Ad Spending – The Business of Journalism

Study: Newspapers Need to ‘Shed Legacy Costs’ to Capture Online Ad Spending

Bill Mitchell talks about who newspapers will need to transition from print to online, bringing its community with them and finding new innovative ways to produce a revenue.

This is almost obvious to a point, but what could be scarier is that some publishers don’t realize it. Smaller newspapers are putting up pay walls to protect print circulation, instead of using creativity to find new revenue streams.

This has to be the biggest challenge and the highest task on the agenda of every journalism thinker. Online journalism will have a difficult time surviving online if it doesn’t find different ways to produce.

The arguments against strict pay walls aren’t new, in fact they’re at least a decade old at this point. They leave out a portion of the population, do a disservice to the community and encourage free sites to start up that may not cover the community with as much vigor.

Mitchell says 8 percent of advertising dollars are spent online, while 30 percent of people consume information online. This gap will close, Mitchell says, to the dismay of print publications as they lose the print advertising dollars.

While one may say that the dollars may move online, but stay within the organization, they must look at the Internet in a different light. No longer does an advertiser need a news organization as a platform to get a message out. That advertiser could launch a social media campaign on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. They could team together with other businesses and form a self-servicing site.

In other words, journalism shouldn’t count on advertisers to keep them as business partners when they make the switch to the online world.

New ideas are needed, but more importantly, well thought out and concrete ones.

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Journalism’s ‘New’ Medium Should Maintain Traditions of Ethics, Style

In the past few days I’ve noticed a growing journalism trend around me and I can’t take it anymore. I’ve experienced too many (well, I guess one is too many) and very diverse examples of journalists foregoing rules of ethics, grammar and style.

I’m usually on board with everything online journalism-related, but do words popping up on a screen – and the ability to change them in an instant – remove our principles. Does it matter if we submit copy with hofstra university uncapitalized? Or if we write out two thousand four hundred and 8 dollars? (OK, I made that last one up).

After all, there is an editor standing between the publish button and a reporter. After all, if it gets through the gatekeeper and to the Web, it can be changed immediately.

All to often I’ve seen journalists take the Web as if it wasn’t as indelible on the minds of readers as newspapers are. But what happened to re-reading copy before moving it? Or looking up a term in the AP Stylebook? Now with the number of sloppy copy I’ve come across, it seems that these don’t matter anymore.

In addition, in a discussion with a faculty member at Hofstra, it was said that copy editors are close to extinction as media orgs continue to cut back. An assignment editor can serve as a copy editor, and who needs AP copy anymore when the AP costs so much? 

I don’t argue with this point. That as news orgs slice budgets, the copy desk will get sacrificed, but with it will the necessity, the desire and the pride to have clean copy face the chopping block?

There is a misguided assumption out there that the Web is a flaky cousin of a newspaper. That the Internet doesn’t have the same gravitas as a print publication. But it is the content that decides the importance of a story – not whether it appears in print or in HTML.

Therefore, journalists shouldn’t ignore the proper ethical and stylistic traditions that journalism has just because the medium is changing.

Timothy Robertson
Managing Editor
Nassau News Live

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