Anton Media Group

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Anton Media Group, formerly Anton Community Newspapers, and also known by its legal name Long Island Community Newspapers, Inc. is a print media company based in Mineola, NY on Long Island in Nassau County and produces 17 weekly newspapers in Nassau County as well as Long Island Weekly and special sections such as Healthy Living, Camp & School, and Dining Guides.[1] Anton Community Newspapers is one of the largest privately owned newspaper companies in New York State.

The current Anton Media Group stems from the 1984 purchase by Karl V. Anton, Jr. of Community Newspapers, Inc., a chain of eight community newspapers on the North Shore of Long Island, from Edward Higgins. By fall, Anton had moved the company's headquarters from Glen Cove, New York, to Mineola, changed the corporate name to Long Island Community Newspapers, and started expanding the chain rapidly, both with purchases and creation of new titles, such as Garden City Life in 1985 and the Hicksville Illustrated News in 1986.

Today, Anton Media Group publishes 17 weekly newspapers in Nassau County, NY, in addition to other bimonthly publications. The Boulevard magazine spun off from the roots and relationships of the community newspapers, capitalizing on established relationships and seeking out new ones. Anton Media Group serves Long Island’s famed Gold Coast area.

After Karl Anton's death, his wife, Angela Susan Anton, became the Publisher and CEO of Anton Media Group.[2]

Publications[edit]

The current publications for Anton Media Group are:

Weekly Newspapers[edit]

  • The Farmingdale Observer

The Farmingdale Observer is a community newspaper has served the towns of Farmingdale, Bethpage, Melville and Plainedge, New York. This newspaper, which can be ordered through a subscription, reaches most of the town's residents. This newspaper includes, bridal/baby announcements, awards, town news, county news, and local sports news.

The publication won Best Large Space Ad at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • Floral Park Dispatch (1927-2016)

The Floral Park Dispatch has diligently served the community of Floral Park since 1927, acting as a trusted source for local news and community events, from local business and commerce, to education, emerging artists, local philanthropy, and local talent.

Christy Hinko and Alex Nuñez won Second Place for Best Real Estate/Home Section at the 2016 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Stephen Romano won Second Place for Sports Feature at the 2016 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Christy Hinko won Second Place for Sports Feature Photos at the 2016 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Editor Christy Hinko won Second Place for Sports Feature at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • Garden City Life

Garden City Life has served the areas of Garden City and Stewart Manor since 1985, serving as a source for local news, community events, individual achievements, sports, and school district coverage. Noted for its affluent residents who are deeply involved in local affairs, this vibrant community is covered brilliantly by the award-winning staff of Garden City Life.

Dave Gil de Rubio won Third Place for Narrative Arts at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.[3]

Annie Wilkinson won Third Place for Narrative Neighborhood/Community at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Second Place – Best Community Weekly Newspaper at the 2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.[4]

  • Glen Cove Record-Pilot

The Record Pilot has served the areas of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, and Locust Valley since 1917, acting as a loyal source for local news and community events, from local business and commerce, to emerging artists and athletics.

Matt Bodkin won Second Place in the Editorial Cartoon Visual Category at the 2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

  • Great Neck Record

Since 1908, the Great Neck Record has served the communities of Great Neck, Great Neck Estates, Great Neck Plaza, Kensington, Kings Point, Lake Success, Russell Gardens, Saddle Rock, Thomaston, and the Unincorporated Areas as a source for local news and community events.

Caren Donatelli won Second Place in Best Large Space Ad Category at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • Hicksville Illustrated News

The Hicksville News has served the community of Hicksville since 1986, acting as a trusted source for local news and community events, from school field trips, to high school athletics, emerging businesses, and tradesman and board meetings.

  • The Illustrated News

Since 1930, the New Hyde Park Illustrated News has loyally provided New Hyde Park, Albertson, Garden City Park, and the Willistons with local news and community events, from high school basketball, to local charities, commerce, and board meetings.

Editor Rich Forestano won First Place in coverage of Education at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • Levittown Tribune

Since 1948, The Levittown Tribune has served the community of Levittown, faithfully providing local news and community events, from local sports, to local business, education, emerging authors, local talent, and individual achievements.

Matt Bodkin won Second Place for Editorial Cartoons at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • Long Island Weekly

Long Island Weekly is an arts, entertainment, and lifestyle publication for all of Nassau County, with stories about music and museums to food, celebrity interviews and the arts to kids’ events, and sports. Long Island Weekly contains features, calendars, and insider reports on what to do, where to go and what to eat and drink—in partnership with Newsday—in their Wednesday home delivery bag to communities all across Nassau County. Long Island Weekly can be found at over 1200 newsstands throughout Nassau County. Its award-winning columnists and reporters will tackle issues that are vital to Long Island residents, providing information and insight available nowhere else.

Christy Hinko won Second Place for Narrative Food and Beverage at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Dave Gil de Rubio won Third Place for Narrative Entertainment at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Sheri ArbitalJacoby won First Place for Best Narrative Travel at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Christy Hinko and Dave Gil de Rubio won Second Place in the Health Category at the 2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Long Island Weekly won Third Place – Best Special Section Cover at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • Massapequa Observer

The Massapequa Observer has served the community since 1959, proving to be a trusted source for local news and community events, from local business and commerce, to school board meetings, graduations and individual achievements. Resident concerns, ranging from tax rates to Little League stats, are addressed with fresh insights and solid reporting.

Matt Bodkin won First Place for Best Editorial Cartoon at the 2016 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Jennifer Fauci won Second Place for News Story at the 2016 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Editor Jennifer Fauci won Third Place in the Health Category and Third Place in the Home & Garden Category, 2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

The publication won Best Small Space Ad at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Editor Jennifer Fauci won Best in Local News, Science, Health or Environment News Category at the 2015 Fair Media Council Folio Awards.

  • Manhasset Press

Since 1932, the Manhasset Press has served the communities of Manhasset, Munsey Park, Plandome, Plandome Heights, Plandome Manor, and Flower Hill as a trusted source for local news and community events, from local artists, to healthy living, athletics, commerce, and individual achievements.

The publication won Second Place for Best Community Weekly Newspaper at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

The publication won First Place – Best Community Weekly Newspaper at the 2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Caren Donatelli won Third Place for Best Large Space Ad at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • Mineola American

Since 1952, the Mineola American has loyally served the Village of Mineola, Albertson, East Williston, and Williston Park with local news, sports, and community events, from school board meetings, to soccer games, graduations, and individual achievements.

Geoffrey Walter won Third Place for Narrative Sports News at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

The publication won Second Place in Best Large Space Ad Category at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Rich Forestano won First Place in the Affordable Housing News or Feature Category at the 2015 Fair Media Council Folio Awards.

  • Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot

The Enterprise-Pilot has served Oyster Bay since 1880 as a trusted source of local news and community events. The editorial team has earned awards for its coverage of local events and issues, such as school board meetings, high school and local athletics, local businesses, individual achievements, and public opinions.

  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald

Since 1956, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald has faithfully served its community as a trusted source for local news and community events, such as local celebrations, business, local sports and philanthropy, and board meetings.

Caren Donatelli: First Place Best Large Place Ad at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Editor Steve Mosco won the Feature Story Under 1,000 Words Category at the 2015 Fair Media Council Folio Awards.

  • Port Washington News

The Port Washington News has served the areas of Port Washington, Sands Point, Baxter Estates, Flower Hill, Port Washington North, Beacon Hill, and Manorhaven since 1903, serving as a trusted source for local news, community events, and sports coverage. Long-standing contributors and an award-winning editorial team profile local personalities, cover the sailing scene and ensure that the Port News is an integral part of this community.

In 1903, when local businessman William M. Hyde turned out the first issue of the Port Washington News, the town was a rural community on the cusp of dramatic growth which would continue unabated well into the 21st century. For over 110 years the reflection, analyses and detailed reporting offered by the Port Washington News have a unique place in the life of the community.

Kimberly Dijkstra won for Third Place in Narrative Science/Technology at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

The publication won Third Place in the Editorial/Commentary Category at the 2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards and Best Newspaper at 2015 Fair Media Council Folio Awards.

  • Syosset-Jericho Tribune

Since 1958, the Syosset-Jericho Tribune has served the communities of Syosset, Jericho, Woodbury, Brookville, Lower Brookville, and Muttontown as a trusted source for local news and community events, from local developments and commerce, to school coverage, athletics, and individual achievements.

Matt Bodkin won Second Place for Visual Cartoon at the 2016 Press Club Of Long Island Media Awards.

Matt Bodkin won Third Place, Editorial Cartoon at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

  • The Roslyn News

Since 1877, The Roslyn News has served the communities of Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn Heights, Roslyn Estates, Flower Hill, East Hills, Greenvale, and Albertson with diligent coverage of local news and community events, from athletics to local businesses and board meetings.

  • The Westbury Times

Since 1907, The Westbury Times has faithfully served the areas of Westbury, Carle Place, Salisbury, and Old Westbury as a source for local news and various community events, from board meetings, to local athletics, and businesses.

The publication won Third Place – Best Community Weekly Newspaper and Editor Betsy Abraham won Third Place in the Arts Category at the 2015 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards,

The publication earned Honorable Mention – Best Small Space Ad at the 2015 New York Press Association (NYPA) Awards.

Magazines[edit]

  • Great Neck Magazine

Luxury magazine for one of the wealthiest towns in New York State.

  • Gold Coast Magazine (2014-2016)

This magazine is a celebration of the people and lifestyle of the North Shore and the affluent Gold Coast of Long Island.

Kimberly Dijkstra won Third Place for Narrative Lifestyle Feature at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

  • Manhasset Magazine

Glossy magazine features the vibrant community of Manhasset on Long Island's North Shore.

  • Port Washington Magazine

This magazine captures the spirit of the welcoming community of Port Washington.

Christy Hinko won Third Place for Visual Photo Essay at the 2016 Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Boulevard is Long Island’s premier celebrity, lifestyle, and variety publication. Celebrities included among the pages of the previous incarnation of Boulevard include Dr. Oz, Bobby Flay, Steven Van Zandt, Green Day, and James Taylor. The relaunch of Boulevard takes place in October 2016.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Specials". www.antonmediagroup.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  2. ^ "About". www.antonmediagroup.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Anton Media Editors Win Big At PCLI". antonmediagroup.com. Retrieved 2016-09-21. 
  4. ^ "2015 PCLI Media Awards Finalists  : Press Club of Long Island". www.pcli.org. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Boulevard Magazine". Boulevard Magazine. Retrieved 2016-09-21. 

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