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Our Mission

For over 45 years, we’ve studied the content and character of the news, while playing a critical role in the ecosystem to protect the public’s right to know. Our history uniquely qualifies us to understand today’s rapidly changing media landscape and its impact on society. The public relies on us to educate them about these changes. The media relies on us to keep them relevant. 

The Fair Media Council is one of the oldest, most successful media watchdogs in the country. We advocate for quality news and prioritize keeping local news local.  Creating a media-savvy society that can successfully navigate today’s complicated media landscape is a growing part of our mission. 

FMC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered on Long Island, N.Y., inside the No. 1 media market in the world.

News consumers

Our programming takes you inside the news, so you can gain greater insight into current events and how news decisions are made and build relationships with the news media. In addition, we offer tools, resources and valuable connections when you become part of our community.

Find out more about the benefits of joining and supporting the Fair Media Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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News media

Advocating for quality news is a cornerstone of our work. 

We seek the best journalists and news executives to speak at our programs, to help the public gain understanding of how news decisions are made, while providing the news media with opportunities to meet the public and build new relationships. 

Award-Winning Podcast

FMC Fast Chat is a 30-minute podcast that features notables in news, media and business for conversations that are real, powerful and relevant. We are currently using our podcast to shine a light on the state of local news with a special series called the Local News in America Project. Leaders from historic newspapers around the country are providing an inside look at their legacy media outlets, their place in history and how they are navigating the modern media landscape. Please subscribe. 

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If there’s ever been a time that demands an educated news consumer, that time is now. What’s happening is unprecedented and rapidly evolving. The future belongs to the media savvy.

- Jaci Clement

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