The ink has dried on a deal between Greater Long Island Media Group and husband-and-wife writing team Carl and Angela Corry to deliver daily news to the people of southeastern Brookhaven Town, from Shirley to Eastport.
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The already existing Greater Long Island news sites saw a banner year for page views in 2018 (2.1 million), with 1.25 million unique visitors.
“The Greater-brand brings relevant news that is important to local communities, which can be hard to find. It’s both serious and fun, easy to read and remains unbiased,” said Angela Corry, also the managing editor at The Inquisitr.
Angela was previously the editor-in-chief of thecelebritycafe.com.
Carl Corry, a journalism instructor at Suffolk County Community College, was an online local news editor for Newsday and a News 12 Interactive executive producer. He’s also a longtime board member at the Press Club of Long Island, the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
The Corrys have lived in Shirley since 2002. Their daughters, Charlotte, 13, and Catherine, 11, are students at William Floyd Middle School in Moriches.
“When Greater Long Island was considering expanding through licensing agreements with veteran journalists, Carl was among the first people who came to mind,” said Michael White, the company’s founder and editorial director.
“We reached an agreement Friday,” he continued. “I’m equally happy for myself and the company, the Corry family, and the people of southeastern Brookhaven Town, who are in for a real treat.”
“We want GreaterMoriches to become the one-stop news site for the community with everything from new businesses to important issues affecting the area,” said Angela. “We hope to bring answers about the area to readers before they know they have a question.”
Carl had previously contributed content to GreaterPatchogue and GreaterBayShore.
“Greater Long Island sites are quality news sources that have really connected with their communities,” he said. “It’s why I enjoyed freelancing with Mike in the past. People just gravitate to the brand and its tone.”
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in journalism,” he added, “it’s that everyone has an interesting story to tell. And stories are everywhere. We can’t wait to share them with the Greater Moriches area.”