It’s great news for you, yet no one’s telling you that story. What’s caught the media’s attention with the news of CBS taking over TV 55 is the number of jobs it impacts, the allocation of resources being made — and what name will appear on the sides ofthe news trucks. The real story? Long Island has just gotten a new lease on life — and none too soon.
With a major broadcast outlet staking a claim here, Long Island doesn’t simply come out of the shadows castupon it by the city to the west. That, in and of itself, is a major boon to your life and your business. But what it also means — politically,economically and socially — is that Long Island is back on the radar screen, so people beyond our borders can hear what we have to say. That’s a luxury we haven’t been afforded since 2008, when our major local news sources became one, promised great things, then systematically diminished Long Island’s image and presence as it decreased news and firewalled content.
Bethpage, N.Y.– Fair Media Council Executive Director Jaci Clement has joined the Benefit Committee for Dancing Classrooms Long Island’s first gala, An Evening of Dance Benefiting Dancing Classrooms Long Island.
An amateur dance competitor, Clement is lending her support to Dancing Classrooms Long Island, as it strives to build the physical and social health of youths and adults through the art of dance.
“This is a wonderful avenue for improving children’s education,” said Jaci Clement, executive director of FMC. “And it ties in nicely FMC’s advocacy for improving children’s education onLong Island.” In particular, FMC’s Media Savvy Teacher Award program encourages fourth-to-sixth grade teachers to use news in the classroom as a means of building an understanding of the news media, critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills in their students.
The Dancing Classrooms Long Island gala will honor Barney and Deborah Aquilino, former teachers of Clement, for their 25 years of service to the Long Island Ballroom Dance Community. Students from Dancing Classrooms will also perform.
The gala will take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y.
Fair Media Council Presents: Future of Marketing Workshop Jan. 27
Bethpage,N.Y.- The Fair Media Council presents “Future of Marketing Workshop” from 8.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. atBergenCommunity Collegeat the Meadowlands on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012.
“Getting your message out -whether through the traditional news media or social media-is crucial when so many organizations are being forced to do more with less,” said Fair Media Council’s Executive Director, Jaci Clement, who will be the presenter at this interactive workshop. This workshop will teach organizations how to best market themselves in a world where news and social media keep evolving.
Tickets are $35 for FMC members; $50 for nonmembers. Program, networking and continental breakfast is included in the ticket price. Walk-ins add $10 at the door. Tickets are nonrefundable. For more details, and to purchase tickets online go to www.fairmediacouncil.org, or by phone at 1.855.432.4763, ext. 702. or 1.516.224.1860, ext. 702.
The Fair Media Council is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. FMC’sNew Jerseyevents are held atBergenCommunity Collegeat the Meadowlands.
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