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FMC Fast Chat is a live Zoom talk show with notables in news, media & business. In 30 minutes, you’re in the know. Reserve to be part of the live events, or listen to the Fast Chat podcast on C-Suite Radio Network.

ON DEMAND/national

Go inside the news with BEN SMITH, media columnist, The New York Times.

Amid the pandemic and near 9/11, grief and resiliency expert, journalist ALLISON GILBERT shares wisdom. 

Real business advice amid COVID19 with Jeffrey Hayzlett. Be in the know in 30 minutes. 

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Live/OCT. 6

America’s Growing Need for Public Service & Volunteerism with RITA COSBY, Emmy-Winning TV Host, Female Legend of the Year in Radio, Best-Selling Author & Chair, Global Service Institute at LIU

Live/NOV. 10

How did the media cover the Election? That’s the focus of this Fast Chat with BRIAN LEHRER of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC. 

More Fast Chat Dates Coming Soon!

Margaret Hoover
John Carreyrou
Eleanor Clift
Sree Sreenivasan
John Avlon
Maggie Haberman
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FMC is well known for providing public forums featuring the best in news, media and business to discuss critical issues in the news and the state of the news media. Due to the pandemic, our programming is changing, but our commitment to quality remains steadfast.

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We advocate for quality news coverage, because America needs an informed electorate and safe communities. And we work to create a media-savvy society that can successfully navigate today’s complicated media landscape. At the heart of it, we promote mutual understanding and respect between the news media and the news consumer. We’re a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization unlike any other, and we invite businesses, nonprofits and individuals to join us.

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Trying to figure out how to find credible news? We can help.

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Trying to figure out what the public wants in its news? We can help.

Looking to connect and build relationships with credible sources? We’ve got that covered.

Think the news media should be responsible in its coverage and responsive to the public? Advocating for quality news is a cornerstone of our work.

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Jaci Clement

“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

american media scholar
CEO & Executive Director, fair media council

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