Anton Recognized With Eight PCLI Awards Including Best Magazine

From left: Alex Nuñez, Cathy Bongiorno, Frank Virga, Barbara Barnett and Jennifer Fauci

Anton Media Group is pleased to announce its staff members received eight Press Club of Long Island’s (PCLI) Annual Media Competition Awards, including an award for Best Magazine for Port Washington News Magazine

President of Anton Media Group Frank Virga said, “Congratulations to all who were a part of the winning submissions—you are an amazing group and inspire all of us.”

The awards were announced at a dinner and ceremony at Woodbury Country Club on Thursday evening, an annual event attended by local print, television, radio and student journalists and art designers.

Below are the pieces Anton Media Group took home awards for:

Best Magazine

Editor Jennifer Fauci, Art Director Alex Nuñez and Anton Media Group staff for Port Washington News Magazine

Best Visual Front Page—Second Place

August 30, 2017

Barbara Barnett for “British Invasion” cover of Long Island Weekly

Best Visual Infographic—First Place

Alex Nuñez for “Rhode Island: Small State, Big History, Great Beaches” in Vacation & Travel special section

Best Visual Infographic—Second Place

Cathy Bongiorno for “140 Years of Reporting in Roslyn” timeline in anniversary edition of Roslyn News

Best Visual Magazine Cover Design—First Place

Alex Nuñez for cover of Port Washington News Magazine

Best Visual Illustration—Second Place

Alex Nuñez for cover of Summertime! special section—art by Marsha Tarlow

Best Visual Photo Essay—Third Place

Alex Nuñez for “Shoot What You See” in Port Washington News Magazine

Best Column—Third Place

In addition, Paul DiSclafani, Anton’s popular columnist for Massapequa Observer and Massapequa Weekly, earned an award for Best Column—Third Place. Read his weekly Long Island Living column online at, including “I’m Unprepared For The Apocalypse,” “Good Grief, A Surprise Arrives in the Mail” and “You Never Stop Being A Parent, Ever.”

Anton’s multitalented interns—Kimberly Donahue and Delilah Gray—also received awards for their work at WRHU 88.7FM Radio Hofstra University. 

PCLI is a professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The organization is devoted to protecting and advocating for first amendment rights, furthering ethical standards and providing ongoing training for members. 

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