Jaci Clement earned her first byline in a daily when she was in the fourth grade. She’s been working for and with the news media ever since. Today she is recognized as an American media scholar, serving as CEO & Executive Director of the Fair Media Council, a 501c3 nonprofit organization advocating for quality news and working to create a media-savvy society. FMC’s work is unlike any organization in the country.
Clement was an invited participant in a project to shape the newsroom of the future sponsored by the Media Giraffe Project, a research initiative housed within the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, journalism program. She holds the title of Executive Communicator, the highest rank of distinction bestowed by the Association of Women in Communications, and was an adjunct professor of journalism at Hofstra University. She is a former member of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana’s Media Ethics Magazine advisory board. She was an honorary member of the League of Women Voters of the City of New York’s Annual Luncheon for many years. She was also a member of the board of directors of The Early Years’ Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to kindergarten readiness and is a former associate director of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the country.
She has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology (ACIT). The Long Island Association has presented her with its Media Advocate of the Year Award and Long Island Business News named her one of Long Island’s Top 50 Women.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Jaci Clement attended Hofstra University, where she earned a B.A. in communications/journalism. She lives on Long Island, N.Y. Interests include traveling and restaurants (not necessarily in that order) and dancing. She is a former pro-am ballroom dance competitor and champion and is writing a novel on the experience.
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