TALK OF THE TIMES: The New York Times’ White House Correspondent Maggie Haberman chats with Fair Media Council CEO & Executive Director Jaci Clement at the 2018 Folio Awards. On the dais, from left to right, Gold Coast Bank Chairman & CEO John Tsunis, WNYW/Fox5 & WWOR/my9 Vice President & General Manager Lew Leone, Long Island cable news pioneers Lea Tyrrell and Drew Scott, PIX11 Anchors Dan Mannarino and Tamsen Fadal.

Honoring the best in news and social media as judged by the ultimate critic: A media-savvy public.
Dedicated to John Kominicki, with Tributes by Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz and Gold Coast Bank Chairman & CEO John Tsunis. Co-hosted by Long Island Cable News Pioneers Lea Tyrrell & Drew Scott with Award Presenters WCBS Newsradio 880’s Craig Allen and PIX11’s Tamsen Fadal & Dan Mannarino. National Anthem performed by MarissaAnn

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Northwell Health, Mazars USA, Todd Shapiro Associates, PIX11, Protiviti, NBC New York, Long Island University, WNYW/FOX5 & WWOR/my9, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Hofstra University,  CBS New York & TV 10/55, Castagna Realty Co., Allstate Insurance Co., Robert Catell, AERTC; Long Island Business News and Ultimate Class Limousine

The Folio Awards send a powerful message back to newsrooms and social media professionals on what the public wants, needs and appreciates in its news feed. Categories change with the times, and the winning works chronicle a year in the life of Long Island, our region and the world. This past year, opioid addiction, gang violence, and political corruption dominated the headlines. But it wasn’t all bad news: We triumphed over road safety measures, were reminded to treasure our history, and learned how to grill the perfect burger. The Folio Awards celebrate the quality news and information we need to live better lives and strengthen our democracy.

Congratulations, 2018 Folio Award Winners

Best News Special

The Hooked Generation: Inside the Opioid Epidemic

Tamsen Fadal-Host
Reporters: Mary Murphy, Dan Mannarino, Kirstin Cole
Photographers: Ken Pelczar, Keith Lopez
Eddie Lebron -Photographer/Editor
Lou Schiro -Graphics, Dave Scanlon – Editor, Dave Kalmowitz -Director
Rebecca Millman -Executive Producer, Amy Waldman – News Director

Gang Violence News

CLICK: President Trump Visits Long Island To Talk About MS-13

Sonia Rincon & 1010WINS Newsroom

Art/Cultural News

Nuns In Long Island Put Their US Headquarters Up For Sale

Jennifer McLogan, CBS New York


Breaking News

CLICK: Suffolk DA Spota Indicted

Carol D’Auria & 1010WINS Newsroom

Feature Story, Long Form (Newspaper)

CLICK: To Counter Prejudice? Excellence is the Answer: Overcoming the Labels

Jacqueline Escobar, The Pioneer
Long Island University

Watchdog News

CLICK: Why Sanitary Districts?

Carolyn Gusoff, CBS New York

Economic or Business News (Newspaper)

CLICK: Sticker Shock

David Winzelberg, Long Island Business News

Economic or Business News (Radio)

CLICK: E-Commerce: Boon or Bust for Communities?

Charles Lane

Best Podcast

CLICK: Two Strokes

David North, Reporter/Writer/Narrator
Andre Doughty, Technical Director
David North Media

Continuing News Story

CLICK: Green Light Fight

Pei-Sze Cheng, NBC New York

Public Policy News

CLICK: Nassau’s Broken Assessment System

Carolyn Gusoff, CBS New York

Robert W. Greene Award for Investigative Journalism

CLICK: Wrong Way Signs Missing

Pei-Sze Cheng, NBC New York

Sean Fanelli Award for Education Reporting

Ride on the Beach and Go Inside the Fire Island School

Waldo Cabrera and Jennifer Shepardson

Enterprise Reporting (Television)

CLICK: Expenses Under Fire

Chris Glorioso, NBC New York

Enterprise Reporting (Radio)

CLICK: FEMA’s Broken Promise to Sandy Victims

Charles Lane

Political News (Television)

Suffolk County District Attorney Indicted In Corruption Case

Jennifer McLogan, CBS New York

Political News (Radio)

CLICK: Nassau County Election

Carol D’Auria and 1010WINS Newsroom

Historic Preservation Feature (Radio)

CLICK: Tesla’s Long Island Lab

Ronny Reyes

Historic Preservation Feature (Television)

CLICK: Tesla Museum to Break Ground

Carolyn Gusoff, CBS New York

Historical Feature

Restaurant Hunter: The American Dream at Sufiya’s Grill

Rob Petrone, Christian McLaren, Karl Fernandez, Grant Thonack, Nicole Roarke

FiOS1 News

Suburban News Trends

CLICK: Bike Stunts Dangers

Carolyn Gusoff, CBS New York

Addiction Coverage News

CLICK: Sober Home Safety

Pei-Sze Cheng, NBC New York

Cyberbullying News

Bullied Teen Suicide

Richard Rose, CBS New York & TV 10/55

Community Affairs News

Fentanyl Drug Deaths

Cecilia Dowd, FiOS1 News

Feature Story (Short Form)

CLICK: Child Bride’s Scarring Past

Mary Murphy, PIX11

Land Development News

CLICK: Change at Hicksville

David Winzelberg, Long Island Business News

Health & Wellness Feature

Sisters Neurological Disorder

Richard Rose, CBS New York & TV 10/55

Science News

CLICK: Scitech Now #405

WLIW Host, Hari Sreenivasan, The PBS NewsHour
Directed by Elvin Badger
Executive Producer Diane Masciale
Producers: Liz Muentes, Hillary Sieber, Lauren Witte, Marisa Wong; Reporter/Producer
Maddie Orton: Associate Producers Sophia Clark, Eva Rosenberg, Sasha Schechter;
Researchers; Celina Carr, Rachel Kahn Taylor and staff

Environment Feature

CLICK: Long Island Business Report

Anchor/Executive Producer: Jim Paymar
Producers: Liz Muentes and Lauren Witte
Executive in Charge: John Servidio

Entertainment News

How an Ice Rink is Made

Waldo Cabrera and Jennifer Shepardson

Entertainment Feature (Newspaper)

CLICK: Dance Student Takes on Broadway

Kristina Huderski, The Pioneer
Long Island University

Entertainment Feature

Restaurant Hunter: Summertime Grilling 101

Rob Petrone, Danyella Vitucci, Christian McLaren, Pete Fiorillo
FiOS1 News

Community Affairs Feature

CLICK: Freeport Safe Hiring Site

Ronny Reyes, WSHU

Best Talk Show

EXIT 10/55

Richard Rose, CBS New York & TV 10/55

Best Column

CLICK: Looking for a Path Back to Civility

Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center
as appeared in Newsday

Best Use of Facebook by A Newsroom

Dog People Episode 1: Meet Sam and Her Internet-Famous Dog, Tinkerbelle

Meet Sam and Her Internet-Famous Dog, Tinkerbelle

Tinkerbelle The Dog is more famous than you. Find out how today on Dog People and be sure to follow the page for more episodes!

Posted by Dog People on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Diane Masciale, Executive Producer
Lauren Witte, Sasha Schechter and Sophia Clark, Producers

Best Public Service Campaign

 Allstate New York Reality Rides Campaign

Christina Kelly – Senior Communications Consultant, Kayla Taylor – Regional Business Communications Associate Manager,  Jaclyn Darrohn – Senior Corporate Relations Manager
Allstate Insurance Company, New York Region

Best Use of Facebook

Writing Instruments Manufacturers Association

Nicole Starr Castillo, Executive Vice President, Marissa Jacobs, Account Executive
Wordhampton Public Relations

Best Use of Social Media for Community Engagement

WordHampton Public Relations Celebrates 25 Years of Business

Marissa Jacobs, Account Executive, WordHampton Public Relations