Wednesday, November 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.

See the Full Program Here

with continuously updated speaker list!

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

NEW Real & Powerful Exclusive Certification in Communications Leadership, Communications Management or Communications Strategy:

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Reserve Now: The News Conference: Real & Powerful Features WSJ’s John Carreyrou, Newsday’s Pat Dolan, 12 Workshops, Exclusive Networking & New Certification Program

Bringing out the best in national and local news to take you behind the headlines and beyond soundbites, ‘The News Conference: Real & Powerful’ on Thursday, Nov. 29, 8 am to 4 pm is a must attend for business and community leaders.
The event kicks off with breakfast in the Grand Ballroom of the Garden City Hotel, featuring a chat with Pat Dolan, CEO & owner of Newsday.
At the luncheon, acclaimed investigative reporter John Carreyrou, Wall Street Journal, talks John Carreyrou at Fair Media Council's The News Conference: Real & Powerful, Nov. 29, 2018of his work to uncover the fraud behind Theranos, and the state of investigative reporting today. 
Throughout the day, meet the media, engage in open dialogue with reporters and editors on the issues of the day and become part of the public conversation.
One of the biggest media events held on Long Island, ‘The News Conference: Real & Powerful’ features 12 workshops, breakfast program, luncheon program, 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.

See the Program

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!
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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 

with Maggie Haberman, White House Correspondent, The New York Times
Fair Media Council advocates for quality news & works to create a media-savvy society in a media-driven world. FMC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization headquartered on Long Island, N. Y.
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“There should be a Fair Media Council in every town across America.”

-Dan Rather