Fair Media Council Announces Expansion of Media Savvy Teacher Awards for 2013

Bethpage, N.Y.- The Fair Media Council’s (FMC) Media Savvy Teacher Award recognizes 4th, 5th, and 6th grade teachers who are using news as a teaching tool in their classrooms. This year FMC is expanding the program by introducing new categories geared around evolving issues in the media. The new categories are:

  • Cyberbullying Awareness Literacy:  To further kids’ understanding of what constitutes cyberbullying and how to prevent it in their school
  • Financial Literacy: To create money savvy kids.
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Literacy: To create kids with healthy minds & healthy bodies.
  • General News Literacy: To further kids’ understanding of local, national and world events.

“This program continues to focus on the importance of alerting our young people about the relevance of news coverage in their lives. These new categories are geared toward reinforcing the special place the media needs to hold within learning environments and the vitally important place that teachers hold in a young person’s development,” explained FMC Executive Director Jaci Clement.

Entries are due by July 17, 2013 and will be judged by community leaders. The criteria include:

  • Teachers working with fourth, fifth and sixth graders anywhere in the United States may enter.
  • Student projects must be completed before entering the FMC Media Savvy Teacher Award process. (Entries must explain, in less than 200 words, the idea or concept behind the program, how the concept was implemented and how results were measured.)
  • Projects must contain these elements: A research component using multiple news sources; a writing, reading, graphic, video or audio component to illustrate the researched information; and a copy of the completed, final presentation (may be submitted on disc, via link or hard copy).

For a complete list of rules and to download entry form, click here.

The Fair Media Council (FMC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that educates businesses, nonprofits and the public to become media savvy. FMC also advocates for quality local news coverage and has about 200 New York Metro area businesses and nonprofits as members.

Completely Updated, Fair Media Council’s Guide to the Media 2013 Edition is Now Available

Bethpage, NY- FMC’s Guide to the Media, the only guide to the New York metro area media that is updated annually, is now available. With more than 100 pages of local media contacts from Long island to New York City to Northern New Jersey. FMC’s media guide is a must have for anyone trying to get into the news.

The 2013 Guide to the Media features social media contact information, a snazzy new look, a newly introduced political sites listing and expanded New Jersey section.

The media guide is $25 for FMC members, $45 for non-members. FMC members receive a complimentary copy of the media guide as part of their annual membership. Additional copies may be purchased online. Click here to purchase online, or call 516.224.1860, ext.700 to order by phone. Media guide to be delivered in a disc via standard mail.

The Fair Media Council (FMC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that educates businesses, nonprofits and the public to become media savvy.  FMC also advocates for quality local news coverage and has about 200 New York Metro area businesses and nonprofits as members.

From Presentation Skills to Negotiating Skills, Second Annual Fair Media Council Women’s Empowerment Summit to be Held on June 26, 2013

Bethpage, NY- Eight workshops and fabulous female speakers from the New York metro area will be the focus of FMC Women’s Empowerment Summit to be held on Wednesday, June 26 from 7.30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Briarcliffe College, Bethpage N.Y.

The eight workshops featured will be:

How to Choose a Mentor: The Secret Weapon Every Woman Needs to Succeed

Style in the Workplace: Making the Right Impression When You Enter a Room

Negotiating Skills: Understanding Your True Value

Life Coaching: Keys to Achieving Happiness

Presentation Skills 101: Stop Being Invisible & Make Your Presence Known

Maintaining Focus: The Mind-Body Connection

Next Level Leadership: Illustrating the Right Mix of Vision, Innovation and Fearlessness

Trail Blazers: Female Icons Tell All

Fair Media Council’s Women’s Empowerment Summit is a half-day event designed for women in all phases of their careers: From recent college graduates and upper management to those transitioning between careers or reentering the workforce. Women will have the opportunity to network with other like-minded attendees and speakers from the New York Metro area.

Sponsorships are available.  Tickets are $85 for FMC members, $99 for nonmembers and $55 for students with a valid ID. Click here to view program. To purchase tickets, go to www.fairmediacouncil.org. For sponsorship opportunities, email Gary Wojtas at [email protected]

The Fair Media Council (FMC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that educates businesses, nonprofits and the public to become media savvy.  FMC also advocates for quality local news coverage and has about 200 New York Metro area businesses and nonprofits as members.

Call for Speakers: FMC Social Media Boot Camp

To be considered as a speaker, please email bio, speaking expertise and desired panel (see below) by January 10 to [email protected] Continue reading

Register Now for FMC Summer Social Media Boot Camp On July 13

Presented by NS-LIJ Health System

Keynote by Dave Kerpen, CEO, Likeable Media 

Get out your shorts and flip flops and register now for Fair Media Council’s Summer Social Boot Camp on Friday July 13, 2012, 7:30 a.m.  – 12 noon at Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, N.Y.

Program, registration and tickets available here

Businesses and nonprofits, this is the social media event designed with your needs in mind. Six professional development workshops are being offered, with fabulous speakers. Topics include: Why You Need a Social Media  Presence, Using Social Media For Fundraising, Building Your Brand, Social Media Style, How to Build Followers…and Get Them to Do What You Want, The Best Social Media Campaigns Today…and Why They’re Successful, and ROI: Gauging Effectiveness in Social Media Campaigns. 

The Fair Media Council (FMC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that educates businesses, nonprofits and the public to become media savvy. FMC also advocates for quality local news coverage and has about 200 New York Metro area businesses and nonprofits as members.

Sponsorships are available.  Tickets are $80 for FMC members, $95 for nonmembers and $50 for students with a valid ID. Online registration is now available at www.fairmediacouncil.org. To register by phone, call 516.224,1860, ext. 700. 

Twitter: #FMCSummerSM

Likeable CEO Keynotes FMC Social Media Bootcamp

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, speakers & attendees of FMC’s second annual Summer Social Media Boot Camp on Friday, July 13, 2012! It was a great morning of learning, sharing & networking, highlighted by a fab keynote by Likeable Media CEO Dave Kerpen. (For more, check out our Facebook page!)

FMC’s Summer Social Media Boot Camp features six workshops designed to make you social media savvy! The event features excellent speakers, awesome networking and a laid-back dress code. -:)

We’re happy to be hosting Dave Kerpen, the energetic CEO of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing firm that ranks No. 118 on the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Privately-Held Firms.

The FMC Summer Social Media Boot Camp will be held on July 13, from 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon. at Briarcliffe College, Bethpage, N.Y. To purchase tickets online, simply click on the ’purchase’ tab in the navigation bar on this web site. To purchase by phone, call 516.224.1860 x 702 or email [email protected]

Shorts & Flip Flops expected at #FMCSummerSM. See you there!