Sunday, August 19, 2018

You are invited to attend The News Conference: Real & Powerful on Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 am to 4 pm at The Garden City Hotel. One of Long Island’s biggest media events, the day provides insight into news issues, strengthens media relations efforts for organizations and offers exclusive networking and relationship building opportunities.

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The event includes:

Four Workshop Tracks (Total of 12 Breakout Sessions. Choose One Track or Mix & Match Sessions of Your Choice. NOTE: Individual breakout information will be available soon.):

  1. Real & Powerful Advocacy: Learning to Navigate Today’s Media Landscape, Tricks of the Trade in the Digital Age, Best Practices & More
  2. Real & Powerful Issues: Critical Issues & News Coverage
  3. Real & Powerful Conversations: Behind the Headlines & Beyond the Soundbites
  4. Real & Powerful Reputation Management: Using News & Social Media to Enhance & Protect Reputations for Brands, Businesses & People

Networking Breakfast with Speaker TBA

Luncheon Featuring John Carreyrou

Networking & Refreshment Breaks

As always, FMC members enjoy discount tickets for all employees at their organizations. To become a member, click here.

John Carreyrou at Fair Media Council's The News Conference: Real & Powerful, Nov. 29, 2018‘The News Conference: Real & Powerful’ Returns Nov. 29 

Lunch Features Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou, the investigative reporter who brought down Theranos

In the Grand Ballroom of the Garden City Hotel, the luncheon of Fair Media Council’s The News Conference: Real & Powerful features John Carreyrou, the investigative reporter who uncovered the fraud behind Theranos’ blood-testing and Elizabeth Holmes. The story involves a larger look at the culture of Silicon Valley and how it enabled Theranos to become a powerhouse, with a valuation of more than $9 billion and a board of directors that included the likes of Henry Kissinger and former Sec. of State George Shultz.
John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal. For his extensive coverage of Theranos, Carreyrou was awarded the George Polk Award for Financial Reporting, the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism in the category of beat reporting, and the Barlett & Steele Silver Award for Investigative Business Journalism.
Bringing out the best in national and local news to take you behind the headlines and beyond soundbites, this all-day conference is a must-attend for business and community leaders to take part in open dialogue on the issues of the day and become part of the public conversation.
Exclusive networking opportunities happen throughout the day.
The Fair Media Council’s The News Conference: Real & Powerful runs 8 am – 4 pm on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the posh Garden City Hotel.

Folio Awards Recognize Powerful Stories & Storytellers

Long Island’s biggest media event, the Folio Awards recognize the best in news and social media, and bring out the who’s who in news media today. All are eligible to enter the awards, and entries are due in December.
See highlights here from the Folio Awards luncheon held in March. The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman was the featured speaker, carrying on a tradition of notable headliners that have included Dan Rather, Bob Woodruff, Helen Thomas, Al Roker, Michael Wolff, Rita Cosby and many more.
The Folio Awards are adjudicated by media-savvy community leaders to reward exceptional journalism that shines a light on news we, the public, need to know. The program is made possible by generous sponsors who care about our community.

Folio Awards Program 2018

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-Dan Rather