Thursday, July 19, 2018

Are You Ready for the Future of Communication?

Your News is Changing. Here’s What That Means for You.
As artificial intelligence is making rapid gains in changing how news and information is communicated, new challenges are arising — not the least of which, by the way, is simply this: Are we ready?

Attendees at Summer Boot Camp got an inside look at cutting-edge communication developments, and what all communicators need to do to prepare for the next phase of an industry undergoing heavy disruption. The need to communicate visually is growing in importance, as human learning evolves from simply reading and writing. News organizations are already using techniques such as immersive storytelling, which engages readers and viewers into feeling like they are witnessing a story as it evolves.

Upset About Fake News? imagine how You’ll feel after experiencing it

The implications are huge for all organizations trying to tell their own stories, as the field of communications moves from a “soft skill” industry focused on writing and presentation skills to one where advanced technology and data skills, analytical interpretation and verified audience engagement performance drives profound change and presents quantifiable return-on-investment results.

Summer boot camp attendees watched the evolution of communications from the first photograph ever taken to advancements happening right now in virtual reality. They saw how data visualization is being used to solve problems and impart vast amounts of information in one image. In between, they got an exclusive look inside NBC’s digital toolbox. And they heard that, while fake news being shared across the internet has impacted society on multiple levels, the next phase will be experience news, both real and fake.

Education, business and life as we know it is about to change dramatically. With great thanks to an amazing assortment of speakers — Digital Bodies Co-Founder Emory Craig, Protiviti’s Director of Data and Analytics Gregory Boyd, NBC New York’s Vice President of Digital News Josh Kleinbaum and Suffolk Community College Journalism Instructor Carl Corry — who brought the future of communication to Long Island on Friday, July 13 at South Nassau Communities Hospital which, along with Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Mazars USA, Launchpad Long Island, Synchronicity Public Relations and Communications and Ultimate Class Limousine, made it happen.

‘Real & Powerful: The News Conference’ Returns to Long Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

Bringing out the best in national and local news to take you behind the headlines and inside the news, this all-day conference is a must-attend for media-savvy business and community leaders to join the local, regional and national public conversation. Expect exclusive networking opportunities throughout the day. The Fair Media Council’s Real & Powerful: The News Conference runs 8 am – 4 pm on Nov. 29 at the posh Garden City Hotel.
Take a look at last year’s program here, which featured a luncheon keynote by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist (and 2017’s Cartoonist of the Year) Walt Handelsman of the New Orleans Advocate, along with a bevy of outstanding speakers from media and the community.

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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


The Fair Media Council advocates for quality news and works to create a media-savvy society in a media-driven world.

While our work takes us many places, we’re proud to be headquartered on Long Island, N.Y. We welcome businesses and nonprofits to join us, to strengthen our advocacy while supporting our work. As a nonprofit organization unlike any in the country, FMC thanks our members, sponsors and supporters for enabling our work to continue.


The Fair Media Council takes the public beyond the soundbite, educating people on the news process, along with current events, while bringing the media together with community leaders who influence the public conversation and have the power to find solutions to problems uncovered by the press.  Serving as a bridge between the public and the media, FMC provides information, opinions, and forums to improve the quality of the public conversation.

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