As founder in 1985 of Schneps Communications,Victoria Schnepsis Publisher/CEO of groups of weekly community newspapers in Queens and Brooklyn. The Queens Courier and Brooklyn Home Reporter and Spectator. They also publish El Correo de Queens, and monthly pubs including Queens Business, the Long Island City Courier, North Shore Towers Courier, LeHavre Courier and Aspire.
Inspired by the power of the press during her advocacy work on behalf of her daughter Lara, brain damaged at birth, Ms. Schneps pursued her dream of being in the news business. She started a neighborhood newspaper in her Bayside living room, with a partner and a $250 investment.
Today, Schneps Communications publishes over 17 newspapers and magazines. The Queens Courier was chosen as one of the top 10 newspapers in New York State and their website as #1 for two years by the New York State Press Association.
It was a picture-perfect day as I drove up to the country club in New Jersey where Life’s WORC was holding our 27th Geraldo Rivera golf outing. There was Geraldo broadcasting live his daily WABC radio show just off the first hole. It has been a wonderful year, with Geraldo raising over $720,000 as a […]
On Friday, June 26th the New York Daily News celebrated 96 years of publishing. As a teenager in the 1960s, I can still remember being able to buy four newspapers for less than a dollar and getting change back. At the end of the day, increasing the newsstand price, shrinking content, reduction in actual newsprint […]
What could be better than to begin a week with a newborn baby brought into the world by my children and end the week with my granddaughter’s dance recitals? Sloane Londyn came home to her brother Hudson, and mother and child are fortunately flourishing. Then, I had the biggest belly laugh ever watching 4-year-old Addy and her 3-year-old friends dance onto the stage to […]
My baby had a baby! Dr. Irving Buterman did it again! The hours ticked away as we awaited 2-year-old Hudson’s precious sister’s arrival. The doctor had safely delivered him at Lenox Hill Hospital and now he was entrusted with Tracey’s care and delivery for the arrival of Sloane Londyn. His sensitive, warm, knowledgeable and kind […]
While a majority of citizens continue to be apathetic, there are still many of us who really care about the actions and activities of both our elected officials and state government agencies. Their budgetary, legislative and regulatory actions directly impact both our individual civil and economic liberties. There is a great burden on those few […]
It was a disappointment to me that I missed the Queens Film Festival a few weeks ago. Our newspapers were the media sponsors and it had been a great success. So when I got an invitation to attend the Hoboken International Film Festival and see the premiere of my friend’s film “Price for Freedom,” I […]