Long Island Press
The Long Island Press is a free, independent online monthly news journal serving Long Island with extensive coverage of local and national news, arts and entertainment, sports and alternative political viewpoints. It is available daily online at www.LongIslandPress.com. Known as "L.I.'s Cultural Arts and Investigative News Journal," the newspaper was founded in 2003 after its parent company, Morey Publishing, bought The Island Ear, which was a free bi-monthly entertainment-oriented newspaper. Morey Publishing renamed the paper, using the same name of a daily newspaper that was forced out of business in 1977, and launched it as a free alternative newsweekly. The staff of the Press has included former Newsday columnist Ed Lowe, television columnist Todd Hyman and technology columnist Lazlow. The paper remained an alternative newsweekly for a decade, re-launching in its current online monthly format on Jan. 1, 2013.