Friday, September 21, 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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NEW Real & Powerful Exclusive Certification in Communications Leadership, Communications Management or Communications Strategy. Designed for C-Suite to New Hires:

Attend 3 workshops chosen from four tracks (total of 12 workshops offered). Choose One Track or Mix & Match Sessions of Your Choice. See program for certification details:

  1. Real & Powerful Advocacy: Navigating Today’s Media Landscape
  2. Real & Powerful Issues: Critical Issues & News Coverage
  3. Real & Powerful Conversations: Perspectives on Current Events
  4. Real & Powerful Reputation Management: Taming the Digital Age

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 

Get Media Savvy at Conference with 12 Workshops, Lunch Featuring Wall Street Journal’s Acclaimed Investigative Reporter John Carreyrou & Much More

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 engage in open dialogue on the issues of the day and become part of the public conversation. One of the biggest media events held on Long Island, the day features 12 workshops, breakfast program, luncheon with keynoter, networking breaks and exhibitors.
For the first time, Fair Media Council is offering certification opportunities to address one of the most important but often overlooked areas within an organization: communications.
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.
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, offering old-world-style luxury & conveniently situated across the street from LIRR’s Garden City Station. No taxi needed!


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 

with Maggie Haberman, White House Correspondent, The New York Times
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-Dan Rather